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Director:
Writers:
Massimo Dallamano (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
February 1977 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ivan Rassimov ... Insp. Cliff

Stephanie Beacham ... Joanne
Patricia Hayes ... Mamma the Turk

Ettore Manni ... Morell (as Red Carter)
Luciano Catenacci ... Gamble
Verna Harvey ... Eva

Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Marco

Cec Linder ... American Ambassador
Leon Vitali
Ben Carra (as Ben Carrá)
Giancarlo Prati
Jackie Gambino

Tutte Lemkow
James Bate

George Murcell
Morris Perry
Mario Novelli

Orazio Stracuzzi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Massimo Dallamano ... Man at airport (uncredited)

Camille Keaton ... Card-playing escort (uncredited)
Abdel Majid Majzaub ... (uncredited)

Michael Sheard ... Williamson (uncredited)

Gareth Thomas ... Trench-coated Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Massimo Dallamano 
 
Writing credits
Massimo Dallamano (screenplay) &
Ross MacKenzie (screenplay)

George P. Breakston (story)

Produced by
Fulvio Lucisano .... producer
Ross MacKenzie .... producer
Leo Pescarolo .... producer (as Leonardo Pescarolo)
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Siciliano 
 
Production Design by
Elena Ricci Poccetto  (as Elena Ricci)
Alan Withy (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Gabriella Falk  (as Gabrielle Falk)
 
Makeup Department
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michele Germano .... production supervisor
Basil Keys .... production manager (as Basil Beys)
Alfredo Nicolai .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Tringham .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ray Traynor .... property master
 
Sound Department
Robin Gregory .... sound (as Robin Gregory Marshall)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Giuliano Corso .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Roberta Revetria .... production secretary
Vivalda Vigorelli .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Si può essere più bastardi dell'ispettore Cliff?" - Italy (original title)
"Blue Movie Blackmail" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"SuperBitch" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Certification:
Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1987) | UK:18 (2012) (uncut) | UK:X (1973) (cut) | USA:R
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Joanne and her client are secretly filmed with a hidden camera while frolicking around in bunny costumes. But the resulting film being watched in the next scene features many different angles including hand held shots.See more »
Movie Connections:
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Another exploitation gem from Massimo Dallamano, 17 May 2009
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Massimo Dallamano is a criminally underrated Italian director, most famous today for "What Have You done to Solange?, one of the very best Italian gialli. But he also directed its equally excellent sequel "What Have They Done to Your Daughters?", the Laura Antonelli erotic classic "Venus in Furs", and "The End of Innocence", one of the better "Emmanuelle" knock-offs. This British-Italian co-production is his only foray into the Italian crime thriller genre that I know of, but it rivals anything by Ferdinand DeLeo or Umbeto Lenzi.

The great Ivan Rassimov plays an undercover cop who falls somewhere between a heavy-handed "Dirty Harry"-type rogue and a flat-out corrupt bastard--and by the end he has pretty obliterated the line between the two (if nothing else making this film a lot more honest than the American-style vigilante cop movies). He inserts himself "Yojimbo"/"Fistful of Dollars" style between two hilariously colorful drug-smuggling gangs. One gang runs an escort service which it uses to film powerful men in compromising positions with girls (and boys)and then blackmail them into helping out with the trafficking via a whole Rube Goldberg scheme involving art auctions. This is all totally ridiculous, of course, but highly entertaining. The other gang is lead by "Mama", an old lady (she's supposed to be Turkish, but looks a lot more Italian and even crosses herself at one point), who wields a gun and leads the police on high-speed chases! Her gang are all aspiring musicians, wielding musical instruments as well as guns, and quite literally providing their own theme music. After the gang kidnaps Rassimovs main squeeze (Stephanie Beacham) and tortures her with their music, he responds by kidnapping "Mama's" jailbait daughter (Verna Harvey, who definitely does not dress like a Turkish girl). At the end, another, American gang shows up lead by "Tony Accardo" (which was the name a real-life Chicago gangster at that time).

This movie has everything fans love about the genre--crosses and double-crosses, gun-play, high-speed car chases, sadistic brutality, and extreme moral ambiguity. Beacham and Harvey (who had appeared together a few years earlier as governess and charge in Michael Winner's misbegotton "Turn of the Screw" prequel "The Nightcomers") provide some nudity. (Well, so does Rassimov actually, but "Mama" stays dressed at least). There's also a GREAT musical score and the kind of nice cynical 70's ending you'd never get away with today. Highly recommended.

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