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Gee whiz, Eddie, if you needed money so bad, why didn't you come to me?
―Santino's first line

Lt. Santino is a supporting character in Disney/Touchstone's 1988 hybrid film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He is an L.A.P.D. police lieutenant and friend of detective Eddie Valiant.

Role in the film

Following the night Marvin Acme is murdered, Santino visits Eddie at his office and tells him of what happened. Later, they both visit the crime scene at the Acme warehouse, where they meet with Judge Doom. Santino informs Eddie of Doom's background of when he bought the election to become the presiding jurist of Toontown. They both also witness a demonstration of the Dip's effect on a Toon, as Doom maliciously melts an innocent Toon shoe.

Santino isn't seen until the after the climax of the film. At the warehouse, he and the police learn it was really Doom, who not only murdered Acme but R.K. Maroon and Teddy Valiant as well. He's then given the rope to safe that was dropped on Acme as Eddie speculates that the dried paint found on it matches that of Roger's glove. With all of this, Roger is cleared of the murder charge and his innocence is proven.

Relationships

Eddie Valiant

Hardly anything is known of his history with Eddie, but it can be presumed they've probably known each other during their respective tenures in the police force, prior to the events of the film. Though he carries a stiff demeanor, he looks out for Eddie as he's concerned of his alcoholism and disapproves of his improper conduct toward any superiors.

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Trivia


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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Logo
Media
Films and Television: Who Framed Roger RabbitRoger Rabbit II: The Toon PlatoonMickey's 60th BirthdayTummy TroubleRoller Coaster RabbitTrail Mix-UpBonkersVideo

Music: Soundtrack
Video Games: 1988 video gameNES gameGame Boy game

Disney Parks
Disney Classics ParadeRoger Rabbit's Hollywood (Unbuilt)Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Characters
Toons

Film: Roger RabbitJessica RabbitBaby HermanBaby Herman's MotherBenny the CabBongo the GorillaToon BulletsSinging SwordLena HyenaToon ShoeToon PatrolSmartyGreasyWheezyPsychoStupid
Comics: SunshineNightwing
Deleted: Captain CleaverVoltaire
Other: Lenny the CabList of cameos in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Humans
Film: Eddie ValiantDoloresR.K. MaroonMarvin AcmeLt. SantinoAngeloJudge DoomTeddy Valiant
Comics: C.B. MaroonRick Flint

Songs
Why Don't You Do Right?The Merry-Go-Round Broke DownSmile Darn Ya SmileThis Only Happens In The Movies
Locations
ToontownCloverleaf IndustriesMaroon CartoonsLos AngelesValiant & ValiantAcme CorporationTerminal BarInk and Paint ClubHollywood
Objects
The DipThe Dip MachineAcme Disappearing/Reappearing InkMarvin Acme's willToon RevolverRed Car Trolly