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Adriano Belli (story)
Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) ...
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1977 (Italy) See more »
Jean Bellard and Carl Mank, two Western engineers supported by Hamid are in search of a terrorist group that murdered their colleague in the Tunisian desert. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Tonino Valerii 
Writing credits
Adriano Belli (story and screenplay)

Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) and
Tonino Valerii (screenplay)

Produced by
Tarak Ben Ammar .... delegate producer: Tunis, Carthago Film S.p.A.
Giorgio Cardelli .... producer
Donatella Senatore .... producer
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
Cinematography by
Franco Di Giacomo 
Film Editing by
Antonio Siciliano 
Art Direction by
Aurelio Crugnola 
Set Decoration by
Franco Fumagalli  (as Gianfranco Fumagalli)
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani  (as Lina Taviani)
Makeup Department
Giancarlo Del Brocco .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Anselmo Parrinello .... unit manager
Stefano Pegoraro .... production manager
Alfredo Petri .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Cirino .... assistant director
Sound Department
Mario Bramonti .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Gastone Coppa .... key grip
Valerio Garzia .... electrician
Gianfranco Transunto .... Steadicam operator
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
Music Department
Riz Ortolani .... conductor
Other crew
Maria Ruhle .... press agent (as Maria Rhule)
Luigi Scardino .... production accountant
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Germany:97 min (TV)
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Can a film with Franco Nero go wrong?, 20 March 2004
Author: kultkongen from Oslo, Norway

This gem is quite unusual for italian films of the area. It's a contemporary actionthriller taking place in the Tunisian desert. Franco and Co. is a team of oilprospectors working for a huge corporation. At the same time the region is plagued by Redarmy-style terrorists. Franco is great as usual, so is the rest of the cast. And the on-location direction by Tonino is spirited and features Steadycam-work (the first for an italian production?). And there's even a man to man battle with heavy machinery. The music, so essential to the flavour of italian films of the time, is by no other than Riz Ortolani and perfect for those selfmade bootleg soundtracks.

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