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This is an Italian gangster film starring a couple Americans, Henry Silva and Woody Strode. During the 1950s-70s, Italian filmmakers often paid American actors to star in their films. The thinking was that these 'names' would bring in more fans to the films as well as make the movies marketable worldwide. The most famous of these are the so-called 'Spaghetti Westerns' but even the likes of Fellini and Visconti employed American actors. Naturally, everyone in the film was dubbed when the films were marketed abroad--and it is a bit odd to hear Silva and Strode with voices other than their own. It's also odd to see then with top billing since they are hardly in the movie.
"The Manhunt" is a revenge film and these two American actors play hit men hired to get revenge for a murder because the local cops are incompetents who couldn't care less. Along the way, there is a lot of killing, torture, violence and boobs---lots and lots and lots of gratuitous boobs. In fact, in its day it was like a merging of soft core porn and gangster films--though its nudity is very tame compared to films today. However, there is still a lot in this film that made me wince and it's NOT a film to show your kids, your mother or Father Jenkins. As for me, it was too nasty and I must admit I turned it off just before it ended, as I had just seen enough and this sort of this is NOT the sort of movie I enjoy. Plus, it's not exactly a high quality film and there are certainly MANY gangster films which are much better.
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