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Wild, Wild Planet (1965)
"I criminali della galassia" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  9 August 1967 (USA)
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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)
Lisa Gastoni ...
Lt. Connie Gomez
Massimo Serato ...
Mr. Nurmi
Carlo Giustini ...
Ken, Lieutenant (as Charles Justin)
...
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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Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

9 August 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gamma I Quadrilogy Vol. 1  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

The painting shown at 1:12:30 is "The Garden of Earthly Delight " by Hieronymus Bosch. See more »

Goofs

Cmdr. Mike Halstead (Tony Russel) and his partner look through a notebook supposedly containing a list of names of the victims, however the pages are clearly blank. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Nurmi: Soon she will be ready for the great moment when she and I will become one person; when my flesh will absorb hers. We will be one, one dual person. That will be the perfect combination of my work - the total fusion, the great moment.
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Followed by The War of the Planets (1966) See more »

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Ridiculous 60s science-fiction extravaganza!
18 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My sister and I just caught this on AMC, of all channels, and laughed the entire way through it. I'm still not sure on the details of the plot, couldn't keep track of the characters because of the terrible characterization that focused very heavily on one trait and drove it into the ground (angry! drunk! hysterical!, et cetera), but it was extremely laughable. Definitely one for those of you who adore low-budget, nonsensical fare. The dialogue was extremely poor (this may have been a result of translation? The audio/visuals were unsynchronized throughout): there was a lot of emphasis at the wrong time, and there were some really out-there lines which came off as hilarious instead of meaningful or dramatic. Honestly, thinking about it, Wild, Wild Planet is probably no worse than any other sci-fi films/programs of its era, but if you're like me, you watch these kinds of films for a lark.


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