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8 August 1980 (Italy) See more »
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Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Ahh, sunny Napoli...with gore, guns & guts... See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Fabio Testi ... 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
Luciano Rossi ... Chemist
Salvatore Billa ... Marsigliese Thug
Romano Puppo ... Enforcer
Omero Capanna ... Marsigliese Thug
Virgilio Daddi ... Marsigliese Thug
Cintia Lodetti ... Ursula (as Cinzia Lodetti)
Rita Frei ... Filomenia
Nello Pazzafini ... Traitor (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Aldo Massasso ... Murolo
Enzo D'Ausilio ... Smuggler Boss
Antonio Mellino ... Driver
Angelo Boscariol ... Smuggler
Marcello Filotico ... Old Boss
Salvatore Puccinelli ... Murolo Thug
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russel Case ... Perlante / Captain / Raided (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lucio Fulci ... Old Boss (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Policeman (uncredited)

Jason Klassi ... Marsigliese / Boat Cop / Typist / Raided / Kidnapper / Tommy / Nest Egg / Waiter / Forensics / Capos (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Benito Pacifico ... Thug at Perlante's (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Luca / Prosecutor / Alfredo / Anchor / Chemist / Date / Fishmonger / Jockey / Capo / Finance Guards (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianni De Chiara  screenplay
Gianni De Chiara  story
Lucio Fulci 
Giorgio Mariuzzo 
Ettore Sanzò  screenplay
Ettore Sanzò  story

Produced by
Sandro Infascelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fabio Frizzi 
 
Cinematography by
Sergio Salvati 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Art Direction by
Franco Calabrese 
 
Costume Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Makeup Department
Gilda De Guilmi .... hair stylist (as Ida De Guilmi)
Gilda De Guilmi .... wig maker
Franco Di Girolamo .... special makeup effects artist
Antonio Maltempo .... assistant makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vittorio Bucci .... unit manager
Sergio Iacobis .... production manager
Giulio Longo .... unit manager
Nicola Venditti .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Luciano Targuini .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Ugo Celani .... sound
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer
Eros Giustini .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Germano Natali .... special effects
Roberto Pace .... special effects
 
Stunts
Omero Capanna .... stunts
Giuseppe Mattei .... stunts
Giorgio Ricci .... stunts
Attilio Severini .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Bellomo .... still photographer
Giovanni Brescini .... assistant camera
Ennio Brizzolari .... key grip
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
Daniele Cimini .... assistant camera
Alfredo Fedeli .... chief electrician
Alessio Gelsini Torresi .... camera operator: in sea (as Alessio Gelsini)
Maurizio Lucchini .... assistant camera
Massimo Pau .... camera operator: in sea
Roberto Russo .... studio photographer
Mario Sbrenna .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Berta Betti .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Armando Pace .... assistant editor
Giancarlo Tiburzi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Maurizio Guarini .... musician: keyboards
 
Other crew
Nazzareno Cardinali .... master of arms
Eliana Cipri .... production secretary
Roberto de Franceschi .... cashier
Egle Guarino .... continuity
Matteo Marino .... production secretary
Danilo Martelli .... cashier
Roberto Ornaro .... administrator
Roberto Ornaro .... cashier
Dina Pallich .... production secretary
Sergio Sagnotti .... master of arms
Daniela Tonti .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Luca il contrabbandiere" - Italy (original title)
"The Smuggler" - International (English title), UK (video title)
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Runtime:
97 min | UK:88 min (25 fps) (cut version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R (DVD release) (2005) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:(Banned) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM14 | New Zealand:(Banned) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:15 (uncut) (2007) (DVD) | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:15 (2007, DVD version) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | West Germany:(Banned)
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Ahh, sunny Napoli...with gore, guns & guts..., 29 June 2003
Author: macabro357 from U.S.

(aka: CONTRABAND)

Normally I don't comment on non-horror or mondo films but since Fulci directed it, and since there's enough gore splatter in here to finance a small horror film, I'm gonna put my two cents in.

Fabio Testi plays a Neapolitan cigarette smuggler who's territory is being muscled in on by the Margliese (Marcel Bozzuffi) who wants a clear way to smuggle heroin into Italy using Naples as an entry point.

One by one, Testi's comrades are being killed off in many different gruesome ways, including the backs of heads being blown off, a rotting cadaver thrown through a window, blood bags exploding in stomachs with intestines flying out, and a pretty female drug courier getting half her face burned off by one of the Margilese's henchman.

This has to be one of the goriest crime thrillers I have seen so far. Fulci pulls no stops here and the bad guys are truly gonna get what they deserve. The ending shootout in the street between the Margilese's men and the retired Camorra bosses is classic Fulci.

The Blue Underground DVD uses an excellent widescreen print that is only marred in a couple of places by bad splicing. The only extras that come with it are a couple of bios (Fulci and Testi) and an American trailer.

If you want to see violent crime thriller that doesn't pull any stops like the American ones do, then go see this one!

Recommended! 7 out of 10

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