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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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(as Anthony Dawson)

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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
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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9 August 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gamma I Quadrilogy Vol. 1  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At the end of a car chase, which is shot in broad daylight, the film cuts to a miniature of the car going off a model railroad-size road and steep embankment (with accompanying unnecessary sparking effects)and crashing at the bottom. The effect is shot taking place at night, despite the fact the preceding chase had just been on a sunlit day. When the scene cuts back from the model to a live scene of the actors investigating the wreck, it is also filmed as a night shot in order to match the previous miniature scene. See more »

Quotes

Cmdr. Mike Halstead: [while fighting the invaders henchwomen] Watch out for the gadgets on their chest!
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some nice visuals too talky for its own good
23 June 2013 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

An early example of Italian sci-fi, Wild,Wild Planet could have been a lot more fun had the story dealt with less abstract issues. What ultimately prevents one from enjoying this film full-on is Tony Russell in the lead who just can't elevate his primitive character saddled with lousy dialogue above the average 'good guy action hero' level. Some awful costume design and occasionally too-predictable sound design don't help things, either. Massimo Serato acquits himself well as a mad scientist, too bad his character is absent throughout the middle section the film. Very nice to see Umberto Raho in a supporting role, not to mention the rising star Franco Nero. There are lots and lots of obvious yet still amazing miniature shots some of which are integrated into the rest of the footage with commendable ingenuity. Margheriti saves the pyrotechnics display for the grand finale.

Watch Wild Wild Planet for the cinematography, sporadic and drawn-out fisticuffs and amusing futuristic designs. It's all a bit boring but worth a look for Margheriti enthusiasts.


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