Directed byDuccio Tessari
Screenplay by
Based on
La Madama
  • Massimo Felisatti
  • Fabio Pittorru
Produced byGiorgio Venturini[1]
CinematographyGiulio Albonico[1]
Edited byMario Morra[1]
Music byManuel De Sica[1]
Filmes Cinematographica[1]
Distributed byTitanus
Release date
  • 16 January 1976 (1976-01-16) (Italy)
Running time
94 minutes[1]

Sexycop (Italian: La Madama) 1976 Italian crime comedy film directed by Duccio Tessari. It is based on the novel with the same name written by Massimo Felisatti and Fabio Pittorru.[2][page needed][3][page needed]


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Sexycop was based on the novel La Madama written by Massimo Felisatti and Fabio Pittorru.[1] The term Madama itself, was a Rome-based slang for Italy's mobile police, similar to the English slang "the fuzz".[1] The book was the third in a series of novels and was adapted to film by director Duccio Tessari who turned the film into more of a comedy oriented film.[1]


Sexycop was distributed theatrically in Italy by Titanus on 16 January 1976.[1] It grossed a total of 173,627,420 Italian lire domestically.[1] The film has also been released as La Madama l'agente Minchiello e il caso Patacchioni.[1] Italian film historian Roberto Curti described the Italian box office as "disappointing".[1]


Curti stated that contemporary critics "ravaged the film".[1] Corriere della Sera's Renato Palazzo found the film to be closer to "the childish comic-adventure series starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill" noting that "this formula has been frayed for a long time."[1] Orio Caldiron of La Rivista del cinematografo stated that although Tessari has never been a master filmmaker, wondered how far he could have lost his way with the film.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Curti 2013, p. 194.
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  3. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  4. ^ Caldiron, Orio (May 1976). "La Madama". La Rivista del cinematografo. No. 5. p. 205.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 978-0786469765.