Places of "Johnny Stecchino" - Taormina
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In the film "Johnny Stecchino" the famous scene in which Dante steals the banana in a greengrocer is shot in Taormina.
Johnny Stecchino is a 1991 comedy written by Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami. The story tells of Dante, driver of a school bus for the disabled, played by Benigni, who meets Maria, played by Nicoletta Braschi, who is struck by Dante's resemblance to his Jonny Stecchino, again played by Benigni. Maria concocts the diabolical plan to make everyone believe that Dante is her Johnny so as to have him eliminated by his enemies. In the end, the plan is foiled by Maria herself.
Many locations and scenes shot in Sicily, in particular in Palermo, Taormina, Giardini Naxos and Catania.
In Taormina, in the hamlet of Mazzeo, the scene in which Dante steals the banana in a greengrocer. In Letojanni, a city near Taormina famous for its splendid beach, there is the barber where Dante meets the judge who recommends him to retract the whole confession.