The Italian version of the legendary gangster couple is a series of rapid-fire gags, touched by a surprising hint of tenderness. Paolo Villaggio displays all the slapstick and humiliations that brought him fame in the Fantozzi film series as a universal symbol of tragic mediocrity, but sharing the screen with Ornella Muti brings a new dimension to him. The actress, in this endearing role of a slightly pathetic dreamer, with references to Marilyn Monroe in How To Marry A Millionaire, reaffirms the brilliant talent she previously demonstrated alongside Renato Pozzetto and Adriano Celentano. By the end of the film, not only do the odd couple realise their improbable dream of love, they also escape to a tropical paradise with a sackful of money. At the helm, the assured hand of Steno, with forty years of comedy-making experience, makes it all seem credible.
Leo, a modest toy salesman, and Rosetta (who prefers to be known as Giada), a frustrated short-sighted railway company secretary, end up unwittingly being caught up in a bank robbery. The loot finishes up in their hands, and the police mistake them to be the robbers. They go on the run and have a series of exciting adventures. Without her glasses, Rosetta takes Leo to be a hunk. However, when she sees what he really looks like, she falls for a handsome police officer instead. But in the end she comes back to him, with the money from the robbery.