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Umberto Lenzi (story)
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Release Date:
10 November 1983 (USA) See more »
The most violent film ever made! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)

Robert Kerman ... Lt. Rizzo
John Bartha ... Mafioso
Venantino Venantini ... Sgt. Ross
'El Indio' Rincon ... Juanito
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Bergamini ... Clerk (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Ross (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Paul (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Anthony La Penna ... Wilson (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Joe (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Tim (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Rizzo (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... Hood (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Riccardo Petrazzi ... Hunter (uncredited)
Perry Pirkanen ... Paul (uncredited)

Dominic Raacke ... Tim (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Sancho (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Rudy (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Myrna (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Gloria (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Jake Teague ... Professor (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Mike (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Umberto Lenzi 
Writing credits
Umberto Lenzi (story)

Umberto Lenzi (screenplay)

Produced by
Antonio Crescenzi .... executive producer
Mino Loy .... producer (uncredited)
Luciano Martino .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Roberto Donati  (as Budy)
Fiamma Maglione  (as Maglione)
Cinematography by
Giovanni Bergamini 
Film Editing by
Enzo Meniconi 
Production Design by
Giuseppe Bassan 
Costume Design by
Giuseppe Bassan 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Vito Di Bari .... unit manager
Evi Farinelli .... unit manager
Giovanni Masini .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Riccardo Petrazzi .... assistant director
Sound Department
Sergio Basili .... special sound effects
Aldo Ciorba .... special sound effects
Ezio Marcorin .... special sound effects
Raul Montesanti .... sound
Special Effects by
Gino De Rossi .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Belli .... chief electrician
Renato Doria .... camera operator
Giorgio Garibaldi Schwarze .... still photographer
Mario Pizzi .... key grip
Maurizio Zampagni .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Alessandro Gabriele .... assistant editor
Music Department
Carlo Maria Cordio .... music arranger
Carlo Maria Cordio .... musical director
Other crew
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: Robert Kerman (uncredited)
Vittoria Febbi .... voice dubbing: Zora Kerowa (uncredited)
Michele Gammino .... voice dubbing: Danilo Mattei (uncredited)
Alessandro Iovino .... voice dubbing: Perry Pirkanen (uncredited)
Gino La Monica .... voice dubbing: Giovanni Lombardo Radice (uncredited)
Gianni Marzocchi .... voice dubbing: Jake Teague (uncredited)
Renato Mori .... voice dubbing: Riccardo Petrazzi (uncredited)
Angelo Nicotra .... voice dubbing: Walter Lucchini (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Fiamma Maglione (uncredited)
Serena Verdirosi .... voice dubbing: Lorraine De Selle (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Cannibal ferox" - Italy (original title)
"Make Them Die Slowly" - USA (alternative title)
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93 min | South Korea:85 min (heavily cut) | UK:86 min (heavily cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R (Alberta) | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 (with warning) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 (cut) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Norway:(Banned) (1984-2005) | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 (heavily cut) | Spain:18S | Sweden:15 (uncut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2000) (heavily cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2000) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (cut)

Did You Know?

Like Cannibal Holocaust (1980), this movie contains several actual animal killings. Though his character kills an animal in the film, Giovanni Lombardo Radice strongly objected to the animal killings and refused to participate in them (a double had to be used). Director Umberto Lenzi tried to convince Radice to do the killings by telling him, "De Niro [Robert De Niro] would do it," to which Radice responded, "De Niro would kick your ass all the way back to Rome."See more »
Continuity: After the hooks are in Pat's breasts, they are twice as long as they were before.See more »
Pat:Want some?
Mike Logan:No, I don't drink. This here is my speed.
Mike Logan:Want some?
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19 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
All hype and no substance, 20 June 2007
Author: o-mavis from United Kingdom

This film is much the same as Cannibal Holocaust. If it weren't for the needless animal killing in the name of 'shock' ("Ooh look at us, we're hardcore, we've added real death to our films") these films would make their way onto my dusty classics shelf - I'm a huge fan of cannibal films and zombies. But as it stands, it's another example of shock horror clutching at the last straws of the pile in a desperate effort to make a poor film generate more hype. To sum up, a crusty gore flick with limited appeal. A fan of 70's gore should give this a try, but anyone with modern ethics and tastes should pick something a little better written for their popcorn-fest.

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