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Fellini's Roma

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on: May 31, 2003, 03:23:16 PM
Now, I love this movie, and I've seen it a handful of times. But I noticed on the back credits that Marcello Mastroianni is in it as himself. I cannot find him anywhere. Does anyone know what part Mastroianni is in? It's driving me nuts...
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