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Un killer per sua maestà (1968)

PG  |   |  Action  |  12 April 1968 (Italy)
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Shrewd and evasive ex-Nazi and top assassin Oscar Snell is determined to rub out the King of Kafiristan. Snell's sole weakness is his sweet tooth; he leaves candy wrappers at the scene of ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilù Tolo ...
Venantino Venantini ...
Ann Smyrner
Riccardo Garrone ...
Werner Peters ...
Bruno Cremer ...
Oscar Snell
Lukas Ammann ...
Sieghardt Rupp
Alain Saury ...
Le général
James Mishler
Fabienne Dali
Umberto Raho
Giuseppe Addobbati


Shrewd and evasive ex-Nazi and top assassin Oscar Snell is determined to rub out the King of Kafiristan. Snell's sole weakness is his sweet tooth; he leaves candy wrappers at the scene of his every crime. It's up to no-nonsense CIA agent Mark Stone to find Snell and stop him before it's too late. Written by Woodyanders

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A Paid Assassin Stalks His Prey ...




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12 April 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Killer Likes Candy  »

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Pretty mediocre
18 September 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This shoddy Italian crime film perfectly captures the feel of a five cent pulp novel: some detectives with a cool names (James Steele? I can't remember...) protects a middle east king from being murdered by political opponents. The evil doers have hired the world's number one hit man for the job, a perfectionist loner who for some reason eats candy all the time. The ingredients for the film are the following: 1) a lot of fighting 2) a lot of badly written "tough" dialouge 3) a little bit of conspiracy 4) a little bit of sex, and 5) an awesome easy listening soundtrack complete with "ba-di-ba-daba-da" choruses. The running gag is that the happy-go-lucky/comical relief detective time after time tries to get it on with a cute nurse, but always gets interrupted by the I'm-a-serious-motherf**ker detective. The Killer Likes Candy is OK pulp, I guess, but I must admit I was getting a little bit bored near the end. Never the less, I can think of far worse ways to have spent 90 minutes of my life.

5/10 - for the soundtrack, dear...

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