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The Beast (1974)

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An experienced truck-driver is forced to become assistant to a young Sicilian driver. The Beast, the truck they drive around Europe, becomes their ground for mutual respect and trust.

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Nino Patrovita
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Sandro Colautti
Giuseppe Maffioli ...
Super Shell
Giuliana Calandra ...
Amalia
Dalila Di Lazzaro ...
Magda
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Matteo Zaghi
Jole Fierro
Philippe Hersent ...
Owner of CISA Car Company
Carlo Gaddi ...
Camorrista
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Zoe
Attilio Duse ...
Truck driver
Anna Mazzamauro ...
Friend of Amalia
Giorgio Trestini ...
Andrea
Imma Piro ...
Lella Colautti
Franco Angrisano ...
Mafioso
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An experienced truck-driver is forced to become assistant to a young Sicilian driver. The Beast, the truck they drive around Europe, becomes their ground for mutual respect and trust.

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Una vita a metà
Written by Sergio Corbucci - Cesare De Natale - Dandylion - Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Giancarlo Giannini
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A sort of Italian Gas-Oil

What could I say about this Italian flick starring Michel Constantin? Nothing much, I am afraid. The tale of two truck drivers who have to fight against the local mafia. Not really a road movie, but a talkative film, in the pure Italian fashion, with a few action sequences. But, beware, nothing to do with other brutal Italian movies as we could see in the seventies. Flat, boring, a sort of GAS-OIL rip off, made twenty years earlier by Gilles Grangier and starring Jean Gabin. Nearly the same scheme. I am not surprised there is only one review for this movie. Not a crap, after all Sergio Corbucci was not a crap maker. Only one thing, it's important you like Italian cinema, with everything that means, in terms of filming, sound, score, acting. Otherwise, get away from it. There could have been a fantastic climax with the truck sequence, near the cliff, but unfortunately it failed. And also an unexpected, unusual and unsatisfactory ending, which many will disapprove. I like it.

A good time waster anyway.


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