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Director:
Writers:
Leo Anchóriz (screenplay)
Leo Anchóriz (story)
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Release Date:
6 April 1971 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
Respectable lawyer Peter picks up Anna, an Italian woman of dubious virtue, from the club and takes her back to his Uncle's place. They soon discover they are not alone. A gunman Quill (Julian Mateos), is waiting for them. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Giovanna Ralli ... Anna
Frank Wolff ... Arthur Welt

Fernando Rey ... Juez Flower
Julián Mateos ... Quill
Karin Schubert ... Nightclub Actress
Leonardo Scavino ... Hawkins the butler (as Leon Lenoir)
Franco Marletta
Gianni Garko ... Peter Flower

Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leo Anchóriz  screenplay
Leo Anchóriz  story
Tito Carpi  screenplay
Tito Carpi  story
Enzo G. Castellari  screenplay
Enzo G. Castellari  story

Produced by
José Frade .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio L. Ballesteros 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Román Calatayud 
 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
 
Makeup Department
Otello Sisi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pietro Grifi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Ligero Poza .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Gene Luotto .... post-synchronization
Carlo Palmieri .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Gianfranco Amicucci .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... musical director
 
Other crew
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor
Julio Parra .... production supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Gli occhi freddi della paura" - Italy (original title)
"Desperate Moments" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
Spain:81 min | USA:91 min | Italy:95 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Weak Italian thriller, 7 April 2007
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This is one of the weakest Italian thrillers I've seen. It's a giallo/house-invasion hybrid but it doesn't really succeed in either genre. The film begins like a typical giallo with an opening credit sequence following a car through the streets of London to a Morricone soundtrack; this is followed by a textbook giallo stalk scene which, somewhat bizarrely, turns out to be a stage show. Up to this point the movie is perfectly serviceable but really, this is as good as it gets. The majority of the remainder of the film is about a lawyer and a prostitute who are held captive by a couple of bad guys. And, to be perfectly honest, they don't get up to anything very interesting.

Unlike other weak giallos, like Slaughter Hotel for example, this movie neither delivers much sleaze or is photographed particularly attractively. And the score, while being a stronger aspect of the film, is basically Morricone-by-numbers. However, there is some fun to be had with the ridiculous dubbing, which makes the actors appear that they cannot act for toffee; and the guy called Quill has a very very silly accent. No one in the U.K. talks like this trust me.

Overall, I'm not sure who I can recommend this to. Fans of giallos will find it too unsuspenseful and uninvolving and those who like house invasion movies will not find it anywhere sleazy enough. At best it offers a few laughs and some semi-inventive scenes. But really, it's not very good.

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