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Joe D'Amato (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 April 1978 (Italy) See more »
While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a man pushing a girl in a wheelchair through the airport... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Laura Gemser ... Emanuelle
Ely Galleani ... Susan Towers
Gabriele Tinti ... Francis Harley
Venantino Venantini ... Giorgio Rivetti
Pierre Marfurt ... Prince Arausani
Gota Gobert ... Madame Claude
Bryan Rostron ... Jim Barnes
Manuela Romano
Nicola D'Eramo ... Stefan
Anna Toffoli
Tom Felleghy ... The Senator
Maria Letizia Serafino
Aurelia Saba
Fabio Frezza
Elena Maruffi
Maria Grado
Rocco Lerro
Alessandro Valente
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Bertocci ... Uomo all'asta (uncredited)
Simone Brahmann ... (uncredited)
James Sampson ... Car Mechanic (uncredited)
Martin Sorrentino ... Madame Claude's Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe D'Amato 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe D'Amato  screenplay (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Joe D'Amato  story (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Romano Scandariato  screenplay

Original Music by
Nico Fidenco 
Cinematography by
Joe D'Amato  (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
Art Direction by
Carlo Ferri 
Costume Design by
Silvana Scandariato 
Makeup Department
Armenio Marroni .... hair stylist
Marcello Meniconi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fabrizio De Angelis .... production director
Paolo Gargano .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donatella Donati .... first assistant director
Romano Scandariato .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Roberto Petrozzi .... sound engineer
Guglielmo Smeraldi .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Celli .... chief electrician (as Vincenzo Celli)
Luigi Conversi .... assistant camera
Marcello Laurent .... still photographer (as Marcello Laurenti)
Franco Micheli .... key grip
Enrico Sasso .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clary Mirolo .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Alessandra Olsoufieff .... second assistant editor
Aurelio Pennacchia .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Giacomo Dell'Orso .... conductor
Other crew
Dario Armellini .... production secretary
Claudio Bernabei .... continuity
Ilo Saccà .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Canada:88 min | Germany:87 min | France:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | Norway:18 (2011) (DVD) | UK:X | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)

Did You Know?

Several scenes of New York City, including the skyline, shots of the Statue of Liberty, Emanuelle being driven around in the yellow car and entering a building were lifted from the film Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977) and re-dubbed.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)See more »
Run, Cheetah, RunSee more »


What are the differences between the Dutch VHS Version and the Uncensored Version?
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Juuust Right!, 20 October 2009
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Although it is still somewhat obscure, this is one of my favorite of the "Black Emanuelle" series. Some films like "Emanuelle in America" and "Emanuelle Around the World" are a little too sleazy, while others like the original "Black Emanuelle" are not quite sleazy enough, but this film is juuust right.

While hanging around Africa for some reason, intrepid reporter/photographer "Emanuelle" (Laura Gemser) stumbles across a white slavery operation (OK, so it doesn't exactly make sense to have a WHITE slavery operation in Africa where hardly anyone is white, but oh well). After hiding and taking lots of photos of naked, barely legal girls being paraded back and forth in front of potential "buyers", "Emanuelle" has a run-in with the vicious male transvestite who's running the operation. His rather confused sexual orientation doesn't stop him from raping her, but later they team up. There's some pretty graphic violence and another unpleasant gang-rape scene, but it's hard to take any of this too seriously when "Emanuelle" herself obviously doesn't (She eventually makes her way back across the Atlantic on a filthy trawler by agreeing to gang-bang the entire crusty, old crew).

Most of the serious sleaze is relegated to the second half of the movie, but the first half is much more sexy. "Emanuelle" teams up with a friend, played by very pretty Italian actress Ely Galeani (who was also in "Emanuelle in Bangkok") to get a scoop on a con artist hiding in the dark continent. Of course, they get the story, first by "doing" him and his friend and then by both "doing" him in a three-way scene while they all smoke strange drugs out of a hookah (god, I love the socially irresponsible 70's!). Galeani's character also has an interesting way of "paying" her African auto mechanic in an interracial sex scene that takes place in a lube pit while "Emanuelle" watches and pleasures herself (this scene was kind of borrowed from the first "Black Emanuelle", but director Joe D'Amato manages to improve on it). I also actually kind of liked the cheesy Euro-disco title song "Run, Cheetah, Run", which they play during all the hottest sex scenes with Galeani and Gemser, and which will have many viewers drooling like Pavlov's dogs whenever they hear it by the time the movie ends. Recommended.

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