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

 -  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
Ivana Monti ...
Adele
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
Marsigliese
Saverio Marconi ...
Perlante
Enrico Maisto ...
Mickey
Ferdinando Murolo ...
Sciarrino
Fabrizio Jovine ...
Captain
Daniele Dublino ...
Prosecutor
Guido Alberti ...
Morrone
Giordano Falzoni ...
Charlie
Giulio Farnese ...
Alfredo
Ofelia Meyer ...
Ingrid
Tommaso Palladino ...
Capece
Venantino Venantini ...
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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On a blood and guts level, the film satisfies
14 December 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

On a blood and guts level, Fucli's "Contraband" fires up. The squib hits are extreme, giant chunks of flesh are shot out of necks, bad guys die in glorious slomo, and one woman has has face melted for attempting to sell a drug dealer cut coke.

On another level, the film is ponderous, the plot is predictable, and the performances are anemic. Fabio Testi, who was solid in "Revolver", plays a very weak character here and I didn't buy his campaign to wage revenge one little bit.

The action has a muscular quality to it and Fulci makes the most of his access to half a dozen boats. A funeral on the boats is a poetic touch, too. The film is not a bad one, but it misses being great because the script is feeble. You can spot the bad guy a mile off and the dubbing, as usual, is terrible.

The Fabio Frizzi score is memorable but used inappropriately and too often.

One of the best stunt sequences involves an assassinated man rolling down an embankment. There is a worthwhile killing at a racetrack involving a gun shoved a throat.

"Contraband" is a fast-forward job for viewers, and on that level, it offers some satisfaction.


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