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Wild, Wild Planet (1966)

I criminali della galassia (original title)
Approved | | Sci-Fi | 9 August 1967 (USA)
A deranged scientist is using his employer's top-secret bio-laboratory to engage in clandestine eugenics experiments. When he starts kidnapping leading citizens for use in his twisted tests... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Russel ...
Cmdr. Mike Halstead (as Tony Russell)
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Lt. Connie Gomez
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Mr. Nurmi
Carlo Giustini ...
Ken, Lieutenant (as Charles Justin)
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Jake, Lieutenant
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Gen. Fowler
Umberto Raho ...
Gen. Paul Maitland (as Bert Raho)
Vittorio Bonos ...
Anton Fryd, as a dwarf (as Victor Bonos)
Aldo Canti ...
(as Aldo Kant)
Franco Doria ...
(as Frank Doris)
Margherita Horowitz ...
Mrs. Fowler (as Margaret Horowitz)
Carlo Kechler ...
Werner (as Karl Mechler)
Rodolfo Lodi ...
Claridge (as Rudolph Lodin)
Renato Montalbano ...
Detective
Piero Pastore ...
(as Peter Pastor)
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Storyline

A deranged scientist is using his employer's top-secret bio-laboratory to engage in clandestine eugenics experiments. When he starts kidnapping leading citizens for use in his twisted tests, it's up to rogue cop Mike Halstead to come to the rescue of all and sundry, including his lady friend Connie, who is also being held captive by the madman. Written by Alfred Jingle

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WILD is the Word For This World!

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9 August 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gamma I Quadrilogy Vol. 1  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film, The War of the Planets (1966), War Between the Planets (1966) and Snow Devils (1966) (the "Gamma One Quadrilogy") were all shot at the same time in order to save money. See more »

Goofs

At 21:00, A sign says "U.D.S.C.O." which stands for "United Democracies Space Command" however, nothing corresponds to the "O" in the name. See more »

Quotes

Cmdr. Mike Halstead: Why you! You helium-headed idiot you! You and your stupid rules, regulations and protocol!
Gen. Paul Maitland: Commander, you've gone over the line! For your own sake, I'm ordering you confined to quarters!
Cmdr. Mike Halstead: [disgusted] How has the world survived people of your kind anyway?
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Wild Wild Movie!
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You helium head!" Quotable stuff, low-budget but endlessly entertaining 60's Italian Sci Fi....was the staple of 70's UHF "Evening Movies"-played a lot on the old Channel 27(Worcester, Mass.) 7PM evening"Early Show" movie in the mid 70's. Fortunately, they have secured a sacred place in the TCM vaults. It's wonderful to have Robert Osborne do such a terrific introduction to such a film (when hours before he may have been doing the same for CASABLANCA).

When I was young, the film was actually scary as hell in some parts, and now laughable in those same areas. Has a Jetsons-type air car chase that has to be seen to be believed. Tony Russell chews the scenery no end, and despite the inherent cheapness, you can't take your eyes off it.

The "Space Station Gamma" universe must have been a trademark of Ivan Reiner, Walter Manley and Bill Finger, because in 1968, the took their "universe" to Japan and continued it with the wonderful THE GREEN SLIME. Italian studios, I got the impression were really not that inventive with rubber monsters.


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