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Ciao nemico (1982)

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Sicilia 1943, after the landing, between the invading Us army and the defender Italian army, a 2000 years old roman bridge resist to all kind of attacks. Both the army decides to ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Dorelli ...
Tenente Federico Tocci
Giuliano Gemma ...
Lt. Joe Kirby
Carmen Russo
Eros Pagni ...
Jackie Basehart ...
Pvt. Kirk Jones
Salvatore Borghese ...
Salvatore Ficuzza
Vincenzo Crocitti ...
Soldato Meniconi
Cyrus Elias
Riccardo Garrone ...
Tenente Rondi
Vincent Gentile
Jacques Herlin ...
French General
Massimo Lopez ...
Italian soldier
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
Italian soldier
Ivan Rassimov ...
Pvt. Russ Baxter
Bobby Rhodes ...
Pvt. Wilbur Davis Jr.


Sicilia 1943, after the landing, between the invading Us army and the defender Italian army, a 2000 years old roman bridge resist to all kind of attacks. Both the army decides to definitively destroy it before the opponent does. But to the chaotic mad American platoon is opposed an Italian military band exchanged for a terrible special commando. Probably the bridge will survive another 2000 years! Written by 1felco

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A War where most of the "ACTION" isn't in the trenches!




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Good cast and music can't help this truly awful film
13 August 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Well, I probably ain't telling you too much new since the other reviews have thoroughly slammed this dreadful war comedy with no war and no comedy... just a bunch of stupid characters in G.I. uniforms running around stupid. Though the ending has a couple amusing bits, this film is all-round laugh-free with the awful attempts at comedy coming right away. Also it's completely historically inaccurate, with Americans up against Italian soldiers on mainland Italy and no mention of Germans anywhere (even though the Italy was knocked out of the Axis (and the war) by the time the Americans were fighting their way up the mainland.

What should be noted though is that Franco Micalizzi's music is really good - one of his best non-crime movie scores. I actually thought it's a better score than he made for his previous war film of the decade, THE LAST HUNTER.

It's actually a lot like THE GREATEST BATTLE, maybe a bit better, and it's a thumping and attention-grabbing score, but doesn't belong in an awful film like this.

The cast is also a real pleaser - like Bobby Rhodes as a narcoleptic soldier, Ivan Rassimov in a silly Indian wig, Giuliano Gemma, Sal Borgese and Riccardo Pizzuti re-teamed after THE BATTLE OF EL ALAMEIN as Italian soldiers, plus Vincent Gardenia, Jacques Herlin, Mickey Knox, Johnny Dorelli, Jackie Baseheart (a sad step down from THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS), and even the razor-wielding psycho from WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE, Pierangelo Pozzato, as a random US officer... while you say Potato, I say POZZATO. Actually, his role is quite disappointing in this film.

However, be very very warned. The comedy in this film is dreadful beyond the point where even Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill could scarcely imagine.

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