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Gorilla Gang (1968)

Der Gorilla von Soho (original title)
R | | Crime, Horror, Action | 1973 (USA)
Scotland Yard goes after a gang that drowns its victims for their insurance money.

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Horst Tappert ...
Insp. David Perkins
Uschi Glas ...
Susan McPherson
Uwe Friedrichsen ...
Sgt. Jim Pepper
Hubert von Meyerinck ...
Sir Arthur
Herbert Fux ...
Mr. Sugar
Inge Langen ...
Mother Superior / Oberin
Beate Hasenau ...
Cora Watson
Albert Lieven ...
Henry Parker
Ilse Pagé ...
Miss Finley
Hilde Sessak ...
Sister Elizabeth
Ralf Schermuly ...
Edgar Bird
Maria Litto ...
Gloria
Claus Holm ...
Ingrid Back ...
Patsy (as Ingrit Back)
Franz-Otto Krüger ...
Police Doctor (as Franz Otto Krüger)
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Scotland Yard goes after a gang that drowns its victims for their insurance money.

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The perfect disguise?
12 August 2007 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Der Gorilla von Soho" is very similar to the earlier "Die toten Augen von London" by the same producer and director, yet not half as good. A killer in a gorilla costume sneaks through the streets of London, because nobody notices a 6 ft gorilla in a big city, therefore it seems the perfect disguise... ANYWAY, very rich people are drowned after they made the mistake of writing a testament that donates all their money to the so-called welfare organization of Mr.Parker. The police assumes this is not a coincidence and starts investigating against Mr.Parker, but proof is hard to find. "Der Gorilla von Soho" has a lot of action scenes and at least isn't boring, but involuntarily funny. It has not much suspense and tries some cheap jokes and sleazy nudity instead. In the cast, Albert Lieven is an excellent villain, young Uwe Friedrichsen is overacting a bit as the enthusiastic, but inexperienced police sergeant, while Herbert Fux in his only appearance in the Wallace series plays a gangster perfectly well.


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