Macaroni (film)

Macaroni (Italian: Maccheroni) is a 1985 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Ettore Scola.[1] The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, ahead of Federico Fellini's Ginger and Fred,[2] but was not accepted as a nominee.[3]

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Directed byEttore Scola
Produced byFranco Committeri
Aurelio De Laurentiis
Luigi De Laurentiis
Written byRuggero Maccari
Furio Scarpelli
Ettore Scola
StarringJack Lemmon
Marcello Mastroianni
Music byArmando Trovajoli
CinematographyClaudio Ragona
Edited byCarla Simoncelli
Distributed byFilmauro
Release date
  • 24 October 1985 (1985-10-24)
Running time
104 minutes


Jack Lemmon plays a successful, physically exhausted, pill-popping American businessman, going through a divorce, who visits Naples, Italy. He spends several days there as a guest of a local business acquaintance, played by Marcello Mastroianni, who has a more laid-back philosophy and is devoted to his large family. In the process, Lemmon's character learns how to relax and live the good life.



The film opened in the United States, distributed by Paramount Pictures, on 13 screens on 1 November 1985 and grossed $119,925 in its opening weekend.[4]

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  1. ^ "NY Times: Macaroni". NY Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  2. ^ "'Macaroni' Italy's Pick For Oscar; Stirs Controversy". Variety. 6 November 1985. p. 5.
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. ^ Greenberg, James (5 November 1985). "'Wish 3,' 'Elm St. 2' Nat'l B.O. Heavies". Daily Variety. p. 2.

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