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Release Date:
4 March 1982 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
New York City: It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to die there! See more »
Plot:
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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dumb, goofy, gory and italian See more (121 total) »

Cast

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Jack Hedley ... Lt. Fred Williams
Almanta Suska ... Fay Majors (as Almanta Keller)
Howard Ross ... Mickey Scellenda

Andrea Occhipinti ... Peter Bunch (as Andrew Painter)
Alexandra Delli Colli ... Jane Forrester Lodge
Paolo Malco ... Dr. Paul Davis
Cinzia de Ponti ... Rosie - Ferry victim
Cosimo Cinieri ... Dr. Lodge (as Laurence Welles)
Daniela Doria ... Kitty
Babette New ... Mrs. Weissburger
Zora Kerova ... Eva - Sex show performer) (as Zora Kerowa)
Paul E. Guskin ... Desk sergeant (as Paul Guskin)

Antone Pagan ... Morales (as Anthon Kagan)

Josh Cruze ... Chico (as Johs Cruze)
Marsha MacBride ... Policewoman
Rita Silva ... Scellenda's landlady
Giordano Falzoni ... Dr. Barry Jones, Coroner

Lucio Fulci ... Chief of Police
Barbara Cupisti ... Heather
Martin Sorrentino ... Police detective
Violetta Jean ... Hospital nurse
Cesare Di Vito ... Telephone tracing technician
Elisa Cervi ... Hooker
Chiara Ferrari ... Susy Bunch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Urs Althaus ... Sex Show Performer #2 (uncredited)
Sal Carollo ... Dog Walker (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Scellenda's Landlady (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Peter Bunch (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Lt. Fred Williams (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Michele Soavi ... Newspaper Buyer (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Dr. Barry Jones (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Kitty (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Dr. Paul Davis (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianfranco Clerici  story and screenplay
Lucio Fulci  story and screenplay
Gene Luotto  dialogue: English version (uncredited)
Vincenzo Mannino  story and screenplay
Dardano Sacchetti  screenplay

Produced by
Fabrizio De Angelis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Francesco De Masi 
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Costume Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Di Girolamo .... makeup artist: second unit
Rosa Luciani .... hair stylist
Germano Natali .... special makeup effects artist
Rosario Prestopino .... makeup assistant: second unit
Luigi Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Maurizio Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fabrizio De Martino .... unit manager
Paolo Gargano .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marisa Agostini .... assistant director: second unit
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mariangela Capuano .... assistant designer
Roberto Pace .... set constructor
Rodolfo Ruzza .... property master
Fabio Traversari .... set constructor
 
Sound Department
Eros Giustini .... sound engineer
Bruno Moreal .... sound mixer
Guglielmo Smeraldi .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Nazzareno Cardinali .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Annunziata .... assistant camera
Antonio Benetti .... still photographer
Umberto Dessena .... grip
Sergio Emidi .... key grip
Guglielmo Mancori .... director of photography: second unit
Aldo Marchiori .... assistant camera: second unit
Roberto Nicosia .... still photographer: second unit
Renato Palmieri .... assistant camera
Sabatino Sperandeo .... chief electrician
Marco Sperduti .... assistant camera: second unit
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Massimo Cataldo .... assistant editor
Armando Pace .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Rita Agostini .... continuity
Rick Dallago .... location manager
Emilia Morale .... production assistant
Settimio Scacco .... production assistant
Otello Tomassini .... paymaster
Captain Haggerty .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director: English version (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lo squartatore di New York" - Italy (original title)
"New York Ripper" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
91 min | Argentina:89 min | USA:85 min | USA:93 min (director's cut) | Finland:80 min (cut) (video version) (1989)
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:(Banned) (original rating) | Australia:R (2005) (re-rating) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (self applied) (2007) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1989) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1985) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1982) (1985) | France:-16 | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:16 (heavily cut) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (cut) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:(Banned) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (uncut) (2007) | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 (uncut) (video release) | UK:(Banned) | UK:18 (cut) | USA:Unrated

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Trivia:
The lead role was originally offered to Catriona MacColl who had previously starred in director Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (1980), The Beyond (1981), and The House by the Cemetery (1981). She was apparently a little suspicious and turned the offer down. It would have been her second time appearing with Paolo Malco.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Fred Williams:Would you get me some coffee?
Kitty:Sweetheart! I'm a prositute, not your wife. If you want coffee, make it yourself!
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Movie Connections:
References Un Chien Andalou (1929)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD by Shameless and the Uncut Version?
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
dumb, goofy, gory and italian, 24 January 2000
Author: cygnus x-1 from roanoke, va

i finally tacked down a pan/scan version of the 86 minute U.S. version that cuts out all the explicit sex scenes but keeps all the violence and gore intact. i've yet to see the 93 minute director's cut that Anchor Bay has recently released and i've heard that some of the incoherency and plot problems in the 86 minutes cut are rectified in the 93 min. version.

what i can say about this film is that it is really sick. i've never seen images like this of women being sliced and diced in typically explicit Fulci fashion. Most director's would cut away after the first slash, but no Fulci. He lets the camera linger while the women are cut to pieces over and over.

The fact that the killer talks like Donald Duck is also really strange and unintentionally humorous. Like other Fulci fans, i'm not sure what he was thinking putting this element in the film. It does provide a humorous element in the film that is welcome in the sea of graphic gore and violence.

As far as this film being labled misogynistic, those people have a legitimate argument. I've never seen another slasher flick where the director showed such disturbing delight in showing his actresses brutally butchered in such grisly detail.

Definitely not for all tastes, and a low point in Fulci's post Zombie career, but the film has a quirky ableit sick charm at times and is worth a look for fans of italian horror films.

rating:5

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