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Cannibal Ferox (1981)
"Cannibal ferox" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Horror  |  10 November 1983 (USA)
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Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Mike Logan (as John Morghen)
Lorraine De Selle ...
Gloria Davis
Danilo Mattei ...
Rudy Davis (as Bryan Redford)
Zora Kerova ...
Pat Johnson (as Zora Kerowa)
Walter Lucchini ...
Joe Costolani (as Walter Lloyd)
Fiamma Maglione ...
Myrna Stenn (as Meg Fleming)
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Lt. Rizzo
John Bartha ...
Mafioso
Venantino Venantini ...
Sgt. Ross
'El Indio' Rincon ...
Juanito
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Storyline

Anthropologists take a trip to the jungles of Colombia to study native cannibals. Instead, they find a band of drug dealers, using the natives to harvest coca leaves. After awhile, the natives are tired of being tortured slaves, and turn on their masters, as well as the anthropologists, thus filling the screen with gruesome splatter! Written by Humberto Amador

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They raped and killed his sister while he watched helplessly. Now it's his turn to Make Them Die Slowly See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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10 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cannibal Ferox  »

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Trivia

Although the tag line for the initial USA release was "They raped and killed his sister while he watched helplessly. Now it's his turn to Make Them Die Slowly," nothing like this happens in the film. See more »

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(at around 3 mins) When the man at the beginning of the movie is shot, the bad guy attaches a silencer onto the gun, but you can hear a very loud bang when the trigger is pulled. See more »

Quotes

Pat: Why couldn't we have made it Acupulco, instead of this poison paradise?
Gloria Davis: All you would have found there would have been white widows.
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Soundtracks

Red River Valley
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Sung by Lorraine De Selle and Zora Kerova
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User Reviews

The living nightmare of every censor!
12 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I love this flick, so am I perverted or even totally weird?!? None of both, because "Cannibal Ferox" is a great guilty pleasure and an excellent stare-if-you-dare-movie! It is banned in 31 countries and there are truly good reasons for that: nearly no film delivers such an immense load of explicit gore, blood and guts, castration and sadism as this one features! But even though you like to hear it or not, Lenzi´s film is pretty suspense-packed, full of dramatic and entertaining from beginning till the end! Once more the a whole zoo of animals was slaughtered and the most disgusting take is when in a nearly heart-braking scene a little tethered and despaired screaming anteater gets strangulated by a huge Anaconda! However this shot has an almost symbolic character in view of the plot... The cast includes such exploitation-greats like Robert Kerman ("Eaten Alive"), John Morghen ("Cannibal Apocalypse"), Perry Pirkanen ("Cannibal Holocaust") and in the first line the wonderful Zora Kerova ("The New York Ripper"), who makes some really bad experiences with meathooks at the unhappy end..! Faint-hearted persons will surely turn away in deeply disgust, however all those who threw their political correctness over board may surely enjoy this sick symphony of sheer cruelty!


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