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Release Date:
25 February 1998 (USA) See more »
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Lock the doors, rollup the windows, and buckle up ... for the ride of your life!
Plot:
Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean getaway. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A masterwork of violence, irony and vulgarity. See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Riccardo
Don Backy ... Bisturi (Blade) (as Aldo Caponi/Riccardo Rovatti)
Lea Lander ... Maria
Maurice Poli ... Dottore (as Renato Cecchetto)
George Eastman ... Trentadue (Thirtytwo) (as Luigi Montefiori/Gabriele Duma)
Maria Fabbri ... Maria Sbravati (as Marisa Fabbri)
Erika Dario ... Marisa
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Employee (as Luigi Guerra)
Francesco Ferrini ... Gas Station Attendant
Emilio Bonucci ... Taxi Driver
Pino Manzari ... Toll Collector
Ettore Manni ... Bank President
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mario Bava ... Crowd extra (uncredited)
Barbara Ehringer ... Woman behind the window (1996 prologue restoration) (voice) (uncredited)
Nina Gueltzow ... Woman behind the window (1996 prologue restoration) (uncredited)
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Mother (1996 prologue restoration) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
Lamberto Bava (director: new scenes) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cesare Frugoni  uncredited
Alessandro Parenzo  screenplay
Alessandro Parenzo  story

Produced by
David E. Allen .... executive producer: restored version
Lamberto Bava .... producer
Harmon Kaslow .... executive producer: restored version
Alfredo Leone .... producer
Roberto Loyola .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
 
Cinematography by
Emilio Varriano 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Reali 
 
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup artist
Marisa Marconi .... hair stylist
Angelo Roncaioli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lucio Orlandini .... production manager
Ugo Valenti .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrizio Bava .... assistant director (as Roy Bava)
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
Mario Garriba .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Roberto Alberghini .... sound recordist
Mario Bramonti .... sound recordist
Giuseppe Muratori .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Sergio Chiusi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Alberti .... assistant camera
Cosimo Barbera .... grip
Giovanni Canfarelli Modica .... assistant camera (as Gianni Modica)
Giuliana De Rossi .... still photographer
Vittorio Monterosso .... grip
Quinto Proietti .... grip
Massimo Rinaldi .... best boy
Toto Rinaldi .... gaffer
Flaminio Tabarrini .... best boy
Franco Tocci .... key grip
Jurgen Haller .... camera operator: prologue (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wayne A. Finkelman .... wardrobe (as Wayne Filnkelman)
Maura Zuccherofino .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Lea Lander .... post-production (as Lea Krueger)
Angelo Marzullo .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Dawne Allstrom .... script girl: English
Antonella Ballasio .... continuity
Cesare Caramandi .... production secretary
Renato Cecchetto .... dubbing director
Ivan Cerio .... title designer
Carlo Fabris .... production accountant
Nando Nibbi .... continuity
Franco Panzo .... permits
Vanda Tuzzi .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cani arrabbiati" - Italy (original title)
"Kidnapped" - Italy (restored version), USA (restored version)
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Runtime:
96 min
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Trivia:
Producer Alfredo Leone and the director's son, Lamberto Bava, shot new scenes, changed the ending, and changed the music in 1996, releasing the film under the title of Kidnapped. Both versions are available on DVD.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Grand Hotel (1932/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hold on to MeSee more »

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A masterwork of violence, irony and vulgarity., 18 March 2001
Author: Billy Edwards from Long Beach, CA

The master of Italian Horror, Mario Bava, makes a heist film that is equal parts violent, ironic and vulgar, most of which takes place in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small car. Three robbers shot their way out of a police blockade by taking a woman hostage. They soon hijack a small automobile with a man and a sick child. Tension builds as power plays amid the crooks and escape attempts by the hostages lead to a violent conclusion which is both unexpected and ironic. Ranks with Dog Day Afternoon and Reservoir Dogs as a unique and disturbing heist film, with several scenes designed to make you squirm. A must for fans of both Bava and the genre.

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