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Release Date:
31 December 1972 (West Germany) See more »
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There's No Place To Hide When ... THE DEAD ARE ALIVE!
Plot:
A photographer on an archaeological expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy begins to suspect that not all the Etruscans buried there are actually dead. | Add synopsis »
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Slow but good thriller of killings around a newly discovered tomb See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alex Cord ... Jason Porter

Samantha Eggar ... Myra Shelton

John Marley ... Nikos Samarakis

Nadja Tiller ... Leni Samarakis
Enzo Tarascio ... Inspector Giuranna
Horst Frank ... Stephen
Enzo Cerusico ... Alberto
Carlo De Mejo ... Igor Samarakis
Daniela Surina ... Irene
Vladan Holec ... Otello (as Vladan Milasinovic)
Christina von Blanc ... Velia (as Christiane Von Blank)
Mario Maranzana ... Sgt. Vitanza
Wendy D'Olive ... Giselle
Pier Luigi D'Orazio ... Minelli
Ivan Pavicevac ... Policeman
Cinzia Bruno ... Motorcyclist's girlfriend
Rodolfo Bigotti ... Motorcyclist
Carla Mancini
Rosita Torosh (as Rosa Toros)
Alessandro Angeloni
Pietro Fumelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Bertocci ... Servant (uncredited)
Carla Brait ... Danzatrice (uncredited)
Aristide Caporale ... Muratore (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ... Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Armando Crispino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucio Battistrada 
Armando Crispino 
Lutz Eisholz 
Bryan Edgar Wallace  short story

Produced by
Artur Brauner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Erico Menczer 
 
Film Editing by
Alberto Gallitti 
 
Art Direction by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
 
Set Decoration by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Costume Design by
Luca Sabatelli 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Tourjansky .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bruno Zanoli .... sound mixer
 
Editorial Department
Edoardo Romani .... assistant editor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'etrusco uccide ancora" - Italy (original title)
"Overtime" - Europe (English title)
"The Etruscan Kills Again" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
105 min | Germany:99 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Germany:16 (re-rating) (2006) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)
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70mm blow-up version released in Spain.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Slow but good thriller of killings around a newly discovered tomb, 21 July 2006
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

This is a good but poorly paced Italian thriller from the 1970's. The plot concerns a series or murders occurring to people connected to a recently discovered Etruscan burial sight. One of the repeated shots is the face of the Etruscan demon god that was found on the wall of the tomb. As the police investigate the lives of everyone involved are revealed and wee see that not everyone is as innocent they would like us to believe.

A good, but not great mystery with supernatural overtones this movie is graced with good performances across the board. Better is the fact that the characters are very complex with no real clichés in the bunch. The film also keeps you off balance with some interesting camera work and music. The only thing that I'm not a fan of is the fact that the pacing is a bit to slack. There are several times when I would have liked them to move things on and not take a quiet contemplative moment. I'm probably over reacting but the desire to speed things up knocked down the rating a couple of points on this good thriller.

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