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Amuck (1972)

Alla ricerca del piacere (original title)
R | | Mystery, Thriller | June 1978 (USA)
A writer's secretary tries to find her missing friend and uncovers a murder plot.

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Richard Stuart
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Greta Franklin
Rosalba Neri ...
Eleanora Stuart
Nino Segurini ...
Il commissario Antonelli
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Sandro
Umberto Raho ...
Giovanni - the butler
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Sally Reece
Petar Martinovitch ...
Rocco
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Greta Franklin, a beautiful American blonde, arrives on an island near Venice and rings the door-bell of Richard Stuart, a famous novelist who lives in a beautiful house with his wife Elonora. She manages to be hired as Richard's new secretary, the former one having disappeared without a trace. What Richard and Eleonora do not know - yet- is that Greta has a secret motive for taking the job: not only did she know Sally, her predecessor, but she was her lover... Written by Guy Bellinger

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He kidnapped beautiful women, forcing them to do what he wanted...AND HE WANTED EVERYTHING! See more »

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Italian censorship visa # 58802 delivered on 13-11-1971. See more »

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Enjoyable with plenty of nudity....
6 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rather uneven and with a slowish start, although this does include a lesbian scene between the two lovely leads, Amuck does get going and although it's not exactly, full steam ahead, there are some fine moments. Barely qualifying as a giallo this nevertheless has enough sexy/nasty/weird scenes to get by very nicely. Venice manages to be made to look grey and spooky and the lagoon particularly creepy with a fine scene covering the disposal of a nude girl. Grainger just gets by but it's the girls that truly shine, oh and the monster that is the raping fisherman - has a way with eels too! Enjoyable, with plenty of nudity and some creepiness even if it doesn't work as well as it might have.


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