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Africa Express (1975)

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John Baxter is a freewheeling trader of goods in Africa with a pet chimp and one dream: to save enough money to buy his dream gas station in Detroit. Madeleine Cooper is the lady of mystery... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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John Baxter
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Madeleine Cooper
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Robert Preston / Willaim Hunter
Giuseppe Maffioli ...
Padre Gasparetto
Luciana Turina ...
Lily
Rossana Di Lorenzo ...
Mitzy
Nello Pazzafini ...
Scagnozzo di Hunter (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Gianni Vernucio ...
Louis Renois (as John Werner)
Romano Puppo
Werner John
Sergio Smacchi
Werner Doll
Roberto Dell'Acqua
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John Baxter is a freewheeling trader of goods in Africa with a pet chimp and one dream: to save enough money to buy his dream gas station in Detroit. Madeleine Cooper is the lady of mystery he runs into as she flees from big game hunter Jack Palance. Written by Cristian Redferne <harlock1997@geocities.com>

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2 October 1975 (Italy)  »

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Very mild entertainment
2 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Although the three leads are well-cast (Giuliano Gemma as the good-hearted hero who is also good with his fists, Ursula Andress as the supposed "nun" who is actually a spy on a mission, Jack Palance as the pipe-smoking villain), and Gemma's alternately helpful and troublemaking pet chimp is impressively trained, "Africa Express" is just a mildly amusing action comedy, about on the level of a lesser Bud Spencer - Terence Hill movie. And although it's always nice to see an actress like Ursula, who has been used in her career mainly as "just" a sex symbol, taking on a more empowered role, there is just too much padding between the moments where she springs into action (don't expect too much flesh-exposure either, this is basically family stuff). OK for one viewing but that's about it. (**)


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