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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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A vendetta of blood and 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)

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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Continuity: When Ingrid is first seen she clearly has red nail varnish, but when she reaches into her underwear for the drug lipstick, she has clear nail varnish.See more »
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A vendetta of blood and guts., 8 March 2008
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Here's another one outside the horror genre for director Lucio Fulci. He crafts a brutally biting, if disjointed Italian crime melodrama that serves to make you squirm in it gratuitous acts of extremely depraved violence and sleaziness. Fulci definitely left his calling card on this one, with many unforgettably unflinching nasty moments (like an uncomfortable face-melting scene). The superfluous gore and mean-spirited nature is great, but a lack of any real tension-building does hurt it. The twisty story is frank and unspectacular even with its shifty chain of bleak events and the script is weakly penned (the unsuitable humour when included falling flat), but being broken up by its impulsively vivid action stunts (nice use of slow-motion too) and gorgeous Naples' backdrop, leaves quite a hypnotic imprint. Sergio Salvati's brashly sharp and tight camera-work, interlocks with Fulci's kinetic visual bursts and rounding it off nicely is composer Fabio Frizzi's ever-changing, saucy music score that doesn't lye down. Performances are workably tailored. There's a humanely chiselled and honest performance by Fabio Testi. Marcel Bozuffi makes for a great smarmy, calculating French Mafia Don trying to take over Testi's character's turf. Ivana Monti, Ferdinand Murolo, Saverio Marconi and Guido Alberti provide able support. Quite an edgy, blunt and vicious crime joint that basically gets it kicks off its effectively rousing, if scandalous violence than anything more.

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