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Release Date:
13 August 1977 (Italy) See more »
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An Ialian policeman goes undercover to break up an international heroin smuggling ring and butts heads with a hot-tempered Interpol agent assigned by his agency to do the same task. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Fabio Testi ... Fabio

David Hemmings ... Hamilton
Sherry Buchanan ... Vera
Wolfango Soldati ... Gilo
Massimo Vanni ... Massimo
Angelo Ragusa ... Denim
Romano Puppo ... Enforcer
Sergio Ruggeri ... Sergio

Joshua Sinclair ... Gianni (as Johnny Loffredo)
Leonardo Scavino ... Grass (as Leon Lenoir)
Gianni Orlando
Salvatore Billa ... Detective
Giovanni Bonadonna ... Bearded Dealer
Guido Cerniglia ... Colonel
Antonella Della Porta
Annabella Franchetti
Margherita Horowitz ... Addict's Mother
Fulvio Mingozzi ... Customs
Ettore Pigliapoco
Ferdinando Poggi
Giuliano Sestili
Luigi Schiboni
Franco Ukmar ... Cell Guard
Clemente Ukmar
Patrizia Webley ... Blonde Lesbian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adolfo Belletti ... Old Café Owner (uncredited)
Dino Cassio ... Finanziere all'aeroporto (uncredited)

Enzo G. Castellari ... Amsterdam Man (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ... Policeman (uncredited)
Domenico Cianfriglia ... Drug Lab Assistant (uncredited)
Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Drug Lab Worker (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Denim (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Geoffrey Copleston ... Grass / Labcoat / Ross / Paged (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Biker (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Luciano (uncredited)
Franco Fantasia ... Jewelry Store Manager (uncredited)

Michael Forest ... Fabio (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lina Franchi ... Donna al Palazzo di Giustizia (uncredited)
John Gayford ... Gianni / Interpol / Pool (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Stefania Girolami Goodwin ... Skeptical Girl (uncredited)
John Karlsen ... Clerk / Guide / Paged (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Anthony La Penna ... Colonel (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Rocco Lerro ... Martinez (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Interpol / Massimo / Informer (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Beard (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Pinball / Thieves / User (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Cop / Sergio (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... Guidi (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Emilio Messina ... (uncredited)
Benito Pacifico ... Genoese Assassin (uncredited)
Claudio Ruffini ... Campus Cop (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Franco / Interpol / Vitali (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Director / Pinball / Pool (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Cop / Interpol / Meade / Restauranter (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Gilo (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Massimo De Rita 
Galliano Juso 

Produced by
Galliano Juso .... producer
 
Original Music by
Goblin 
Agostino Marangolo 
Massimo Morante 
Fabio Pignatelli 
Claudio Simonetti 
 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Bergamini 
 
Film Editing by
Gianfranco Amicucci 
 
Production Design by
Corrado Ricercato 
 
Costume Design by
Luciano Sagoni 
 
Production Management
Maurizio Amati .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giuseppe Giglietti .... second assistant director
 
Stunts
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua .... stunts
Angelo Ragusa .... stunt coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La via della droga" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
132 min (DVD) | West Germany:93 min | Italy:100 min
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Fabio Testi was a licensed and experienced pilot and did all of his own aerial stunts.See more »

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5 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
ha ha ha!, 7 June 2002
Author: mariorakocevic from europe



Politically and Objective, Subjective viewed this film is a kind of insult for every drug consumer (and i mean every drug: illegal and legal)and suits actually well the political"comedy" concerning this theme. Castellari shows here a strong stereotype world of the "drugscene" that i cannot associate with the word intelligence especially with such a theme(though funny it is). Here we have the "typical" junkie whos halfcrazy coz he doesnt get his "medicine", and the tough b*****d dealer who beats the s*** out of everybody when it comes to money. it gets then "socio-critical" when the police says how many poor people die due the use of (illegal)drugs (fine that its unimportant how many die due excessive alcohol consume-especially when the state gets money for it) Naturally if you dont take it seriously this film is quite entertaining: fabio testi here who plays a cop who goes undercover in the drug scene, wears most of the film a cap and some priceless wildleather boots(!) The (psychedelic)music from goblin is great, and is a perfect start for the film Needless to say that some decent action is also included here. Patrizia Webley the sleazy blonde, has here a short cameo as one of the lesbian customers of sherry buchanan -who gets her money for the drugs by selling her body. Yes, its a "mondo candido"!..

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