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Contraband (1980)
"Luca il contrabbandiere" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  8 August 1980 (Italy)
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Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a... See full summary »

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Luca Di Angelo
Ivana Monti ...
Adele Di Angelo
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
The Marsigliese - Francois Jacois
Saverio Marconi ...
Luigi Perlante
Enrico Maisto ...
Mickey Di Angelo
Ferdinando Murolo ...
Scherino
Fabrizio Jovine ...
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Daniele Dublino ...
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Guido Alberti ...
Don Morrone
Giordano Falzoni ...
Charlie
Giulio Farnese ...
Alfredo
Ofelia Meyer ...
Ingrid
Tommaso Palladino ...
Capece
Venantino Venantini ...
Captain Tarantino
Ajita Wilson ...
Luisa
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Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene. Written by Humberto Amador

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Awesome gory and violent crime thriller from the Italian master of gore
30 September 2010 | by (Land of the dead) – See all my reviews

When it comes to gore, Lucio Fulci knows how to deliver, even if this is not a horror movie. There are many scenes of brutal gun blasting, it will make gore hounds happy (with really well made special effects), also the soundtrack is amazing. Good performance of Fabio Testi, in the role of "Luca"

"Contraband" was made after the success of Zombie 2, another Fulci masterpiece.

Plot: Luca is a cigarette smuggler, "working" in Naples, Italy. After a boat chase with the police, Luca suspects that someone is trying to frame him. A group of Cocaine Smugglers are trying to "replace" the Cigarette smuggling by killing and threating all the cigarette smugglers that will go against them.....

Trivia: Fulci makes a cameo in the final shootout as: a old man with the glasses shooting with a machine gun.


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