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Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta (1976)

An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal ... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as Vincent Mann), (screenplay) (as Frank Clark)
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Capt. Tony Saitta
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Sgt. Ned Matthews
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Dr. George Tracer
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Julie Foster
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Louise Saitta
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Robert Tracer (as Jean Leclerc)
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Margie Cohn
Jean Marchand
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Robert Tracer (as Antony Forest)
Andrée St-Laurent ...
(as Andree St. Laurent)
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(as Peter Mac Neil)
Julie Wildman
James Tapp
Jérôme Tiberghien ...
(as Jerome Thibergien)
Terence G. Ross ...
(as Terence Ross)
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An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was. Written by Ørnås

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Release Date:

9 March 1976 (Italy)  »

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Strange Shadows in an Empty Room  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Clips of the car chase from this film are used in the Geico commercials "Do dogs chase cats?" See more »

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The driver of a car passing by can be seen watching filming as cop walks into sex shop. See more »

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The Curse of the Curling Iron
17 April 2016 | by (Guernsey) – See all my reviews

Until rugged cop Stuart Whitman makes full use of his Dirty Harry tool, you've got to wait until the very end of the movie. Along the way, you get your money's worth – a lineup of veteran Hollywood actors having fun poliziottesco style, a sex shop scene high on the 70s sleaze-o- meter, karate killer transvestites, Mia Farrow's sister as a blind girl, the stunning beauty of H'wood actress Gayle Hunnicutt, the admirable tits of Québécois Adjani lookalike Carole Laure, the creative use of a curling iron, plus a quite spectacular car chase in the streets of Montreal, expertly executed by legendary stunt coordinator Rémy Julienne (The Italian Job, six Bond movies, a dozen Belmondo action flicks). Of course Blazing Magnum is just a ripoff, but a highly entertaining one, in its molto-trasho-appeal unquestionably superior to each and every 70s Clint Eastwood vigilante vehicle. Gritty six stars, the seventh being for Armando Trovaioli's groovster soundtrack: That ain't Montreal, it's Funkytown.


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