Screw Loose

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Screw Loose ★★ Svitati 1999 (R)

Bernardo's (Greggio) dying father (Barra) has one last request—he wants a reunion with his American WWII buddy Jake (Brooks). So being a dutiful son, Bernardo comes to America and discovers Jake is in an L.A. mental institution. Nevertheless, he breaks him out and flies Jake back to Italy with him—followed by Jake's doctor, Barbara (Condra). And it turns out maybe Jake isn't the only one with a few loose screws. Slapsticky, with a weak script. 85m/C VHS, DVD . IT Mel Brooks, Ezio Greggio, Gianfranco Barra, Julie Condra, Randi Ingerman; D: Ezio Greggio; W: Rudy DeLuca, Steve Haberman; C: Luca Robecchi.