Screw Loose

Overview

A man discovers honoring one of his father's last wishes isn't as easy as he hoped in this broad comedy. Middle-aged Bernardo Puccini (Ezio Greggio) helps to care for his elderly father in Milan. One day, Bernardo's dad, who is in poor health, makes a request - before he dies, he'd like to spend some time with his American friend Jake Gordon, whom he met during the war. Bernardo dutifully flies to the United States to track Jake down and bring him to Italy for a reunion. Bernardo manages to find Jake (Mel ...
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Overview

A man discovers honoring one of his father's last wishes isn't as easy as he hoped in this broad comedy. Middle-aged Bernardo Puccini (Ezio Greggio) helps to care for his elderly father in Milan. One day, Bernardo's dad, who is in poor health, makes a request - before he dies, he'd like to spend some time with his American friend Jake Gordon, whom he met during the war. Bernardo dutifully flies to the United States to track Jake down and bring him to Italy for a reunion. Bernardo manages to find Jake (Mel Brooks), but discovers he's currently a patient in a mental institution and not very stable. Not wanting to disappoint his father, Bernardo smuggles Jake out of the hospital to bring him back to Italy, but Barbara (Julie Condra), Jake's doctor, gets wind of his scheme and follows them to Milan to bring Jake back home. Screw Loose (aka Svitati) marked something of a reunion for star Mel Brooks, co-star and director Ezio Greggio, and screenwriter Rudy De Luca; Greggio made his American acting debut in Brooks' Dracula: Dead And Loving It, while De Luca wrote several films for Brooks, including High Anxiety and Life Stinks, and acted in Greggio's directorial debut, Il Silenzio dei Prosciutti.
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Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and video; English 5.1 [Dolby Digital] and 2-channel [Dolby Surround] ; Presented in widescreen version; Subtitles: English; Talent files; Theatrical trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • UPC: 043396052840
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 74,993

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Brooks Jake Gordon
Ezio Greggio Bernardo Puccini
Julie Condra
Gianfranco Barra
Randi Ingerman
Sofia Milos Woman in Airport
Technical Credits
Ezio Greggio Director, Producer
Rudy de Luca Screenwriter
Steve Haberman Screenwriter
Whitney R. Hunter Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:46]
2. Parking at Puccini's [2:27]
3. Sweet old Papa [1:08]
4. "Cigarettes kill you." [1:10]
5. "My heart!" [4:26]
6. "Mr. Rossi died. Thank God." [1:13]
7. Last wish [4:21]
8. Sensitive Sofia [4:55]
9. Relocated pain principle [1:35]
10. Breaking into song [1:22]
11. Jake meets bernardo [4:31]
12. The great escape [2:08]
13. $100 cake [3:08]
14. Dealing with children [3:21]
15. Customs [1:44]
16. Doctor Collier [4:27]
17. Towel boy [1:54]
18. Pervert on the loose [2:00]
19. Michel Bois [2:24]
20. Visions of lunatics [2:51]
21. The piano tuner [3:18]
22. The monastery [9:05]
23. "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye" [1:34]
24. A cry for help [4:02]
25. Guido sightings [1:03]
26. 50-year reunion [2:37]
27. Free men [5:21]
28. Mr. Co-President [5:49]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Set-Up
      English 2-Channel (dolby surround)
      English 5.1 (dolby digital)
   Subtitles
      English
   Special Features
      Talent Files
         Ezio Greggio (director/actor)
         Mel Brooks
      Theatrical Trailers
         Screw Loose
         Drowning Mona
         What Planet Are You From?
         Bossa Nova
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