Banana Joe

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  • 1981
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.3  (8,765)

Banana Joe is a 1982 Italian film starring Bud Spencer in the lead role as Banana Joe. The film is directed by Steno and features Marina Langner and Mario Scarpetta in supporting roles. The plot of Banana Joe revolves around the titular character, Banana Joe, a simple yet strong man who lives in a small town in South America. He makes his living by selling bananas to the nearby villages, and he is known and loved by the locals for his simple and honest ways.

However, Banana Joe's peaceful existence is disrupted when the town is taken over by a group of ruthless businessmen who want to turn it into a modern city. They plan to destroy the jungle and build factories and high-rise buildings in its place.

Banana Joe is determined to stop the businessmen and protect his home. With the help of his friends, he starts a one-man war against the corporate goons. His unique methods involve using his strength and agility, as well as his humorous and cunning personality, to outsmart and defeat the bad guys.

Throughout the film, Banana Joe's adventures are accompanied by a catchy soundtrack, which adds to the overall atmosphere of the film. The soundtrack, titled "Banana Republic," was composed by Guido and Maurizio de Angelis, who are known for their work on several classic Italian comedies.

One of the film's highlights is the chemistry between Bud Spencer and Marina Langner, who plays a reporter named Diana. Banana Joe and Diana's relationship starts off on the wrong foot, but they eventually develop a strong bond as they work together to save the town from the evil businessmen.

The film also features several memorable scenes, such as Banana Joe's clash with a group of bandits, a hilarious chase sequence involving a runaway train, and a climactic showdown between Banana Joe and the main villain, played by Gianfranco Barra.

Overall, Banana Joe is a fun and entertaining film that showcases Bud Spencer's charisma and physical prowess. The film's themes of environmentalism and the fight against corporate greed are also relevant and timely, even today.

In summary, Banana Joe is a must-see film for fans of Spencer and Italian comedies, as well as anyone who enjoys a good action-adventure with a lot of heart and humor.

Banana Joe is a 1981 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 36 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (8,765)