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Contraband (1980)

Luca il contrabbandiere (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 August 1980 (Italy)
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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Ivana Monti ...
Adele Di Angelo
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Saverio Marconi ...
Luigi Perlante
Enrico Maisto ...
Mickey Di Angelo
Ferdinando Murolo ...
Scherino
Fabrizio Jovine ...
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Guido Alberti ...
Don Morrone
Giordano Falzoni ...
Charlie
Giulio Farnese ...
Alfredo
Ofelia Meyer ...
Ingrid
Tommaso Palladino ...
Capece
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Captain Tarantino
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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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The police arrested a woman with a blue pullover - when they later catch all the men and the wives are crying this woman is not arrested. See more »

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Viciously nasty and bloody Lucio Fulci's crime thriller.
30 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Contraband" is Lucio Fulci's sleazy and gloriously violent gangster flick that tells the story of how cigarette smuggler and gangster Luca Di Angelo played by Fabio Testi overcomes the threat of violent cocaine smugglers attempting to muscle in on his operation and overturning the existing order.Being a fan of Lucio Fulci's uncompromising gory mayhem I always wanted to see "Contraband",which is his mix of mafia and poliziotteschi genre.It's undoubtedly the goriest gangster film ever made with its scenes of rape,the brain blow-outs,burn victims and shotgun blasts to the throat.The film has some dull spots and lifeless sequences,the cast is mediocre,but if you are a fan of sadistic Italian gore "Contraband" certainly delivers.Still I prefer early 80's horror movies of maestro Fulci.7 out of 10.


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