|Franco Citti||Vittorio ``Accattone'' Cataldi|
In the slums of Rome, Vittorio ''Accattone'' Cataldi supports himself as a pimp for his longtime girlfriend, Maddalena . When his meal ticket goes to jail after being assaulted by a pack of thugs, Accattone scrambles to survive, reduced to begging for food from his ex-wife, Ascenza . When he meets the virginal Stella, he sees a way back into his former profession. This is the first film by noted Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini.