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La poliziotta a New York (1981)

A Texan travels to Rome to hire two police officers to impersonate a mobster's girlfriend and his most ruthless hitman.

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Gianna Amicucci / Pupa
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Alvaro Tarallo / Joe Dodiciomicidi
Giacomo Rizzo ...
Il Turco
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Enzo Andronico ...
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Galliano Sbarra ...
Padre di Gianna
Fidel Bauna ...
Nero (as Fidel M'banga Bauna)
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Maccarone
Aldo Maccione ...
Big John
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A Texan travels to Rome to hire two police officers to impersonate a mobster's girlfriend and his most ruthless hitman.

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21 November 1981 (Italy)  »

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A Agente em Nova Iorque  »

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Italian censorship visa # 77251 delivered on 5-11-1981. See more »

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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Stupid but never boring
24 October 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Italians invented the theatrical lowbrow slapstick that became a staple of 20th century film. Their brand is more juvenile and extreme, but they also bring their advanced culture and customs to it. That makes a film like "Policewoman" a mixed bag. Its cheap and cynical as any grindhouse film you can find, but it has gorgeous art direction and solid filmmaking. The script is kinda weak, full of lame gags and Italian humor is probably lost in translation. There's a lot of racial humor that comes off mean and the physical humor never becomes sophisticated beyond fart jokes and falling down. But this is a watchable mess. Its a good education on 80s Italian film culture and it has its redeeming moments. Edwige Fenech is a bonafide star and she's enough of a draw for most men.

As bad as it is, you can do worse. And it fits in the genre with Troma and bad 80s Porky's ripoffs, so there's definitely an audience for this still.


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