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Tough to Kill (1979)
"Duri a morire" (original title)

 |  Action, War  |  15 March 1979 (Italy)
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Deep in the African Bush there is a mercenary with a contract for 1 million dollars on his head.... just his head... See full synopsis »

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Tough to Kill
6 February 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Tough to Kill (1978)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Italian war flick has Luc Merenda playing our military hero who joins a bunch of cut-throats being led by the evil Major Hagerty (Donald O'Brien). Soon the men head out through the jungles into enemy territory so that they can blow up a dam but along the way they learn that one of the men are wanted and have a million dollar price tag on their head. While this film is certainly forgettable in the long run, there's no doubt that it's pretty entertaining to watch. D'Amato does a pretty good job at keeping everything moving after a slow first twenty-minutes. We don't really get much character development but the actors at least bring their characters to life and make them fun to watch. The film has an ultra low budget so one shouldn't expect anything on a grand scale but I admire the film for doing so much for such a little price tag. The movie manages to be entertaining thanks in large part to the actors who really dig deep in their roles and at least seem to be having fun. Pretty much each character is some sort of stereotype but that's okay simply because of the fun factor. O'Brien really stands out as the evil Major who likes proving his braveness by challenging men to stand on top of a grenade. Merenda is also entertaining as the rebel fighting who stands up for whatever is right and doesn't care who he battles. The actual story isn't the greatest in the world but it at least gives the characters something to do and gets us through the 90-minutes. There's certainly nothing groundbreaking or special here but if you're looking for some Euro fun then this movie is certainly better than a lot of the stuff out there.


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