Maddalena Ciarrapico arrives in New York City from Italy to get married and brings her fiancé a gift of mortadella (large Italian pork sausage) from her co-workers at the sausage factory where she used to work. But she is refused permission to bring the mortadella into the country because of the ban on meat that may contain food-borne diseases. An indignant Maddalena refuses to hand the sausage over, staying in the customs office at the airport, sparking a diplomatic incident in which she attracts widespread sympathy and support.
Director: Mario Monicelli. AKA Lady Liberty
Stars: Sophia Loren, William Devane, Gigi Proietti (as Luigi Proietti) , Beeson Carroll, David Doyle, Danny DeVito, Susan Sarandon (as Susan Sarendon), Charles Bartlett, María Luisa Sala, Tommaso Bianco, Claudio Trionfi, Carla Mancini.
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