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Title:
Avanti
Author:
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2003]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A man travels to Italy to claim his dead father's body, and discovers he has been conducting an affair there for years. Things get complicated when he falls for the woman's daughter.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Based on the play by Samuel Taylor.

Videodisc release of the 1972 motion picture.

English (mono) audio track; optional French (mono) audio track; optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780792856184
UPC:
027616887610
Format :
DVD

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This enchanting yet dark romantic comedy stars Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills as a pair of mismatched lovers helplessly drawn into a series of seemingly hopeless but humorous situations as in Lemmon's The Out-of -Towners two years earlier. Lemmon is Wendell Armbruster Jr., an overbearing American business tycoon forced to travel to the beautiful Italian island of Ischia to claim the body of his recently departed father. What begins with a rather elementary premise evolves into a succession of somber twists and turns, as Armbruster meets Pamela Piggott (Mills), the daughter of his father's mistress, who, Lemmon is appalled to learn, died alongside Armbruster Sr., while zipping through the Italian countryside in his sportscar. Even worse, the family who owns the vineyard that his father's car crashed into has stolen the bodies in exchange for damages. Although plagued with a plethora of such problems, as well as an inability to enjoy life (and the ulcers to prove it), Wendell eventually falls in love with Pamela, almost exactly as his father did with her mother. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi


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