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Danger: Diabolik (1968)

Diabolik (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | May 1968 (USA)
International man of mystery Diabolik and his sensuous lover Eva Kant pull off heist after heist, all while European cops led by Inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing in on them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Diabolik
... Eva Kant
... Inspector Ginko
... Ralph Valmont
... Police Chief
... Sergeant Danek
Renzo Palmer ... Mr. Hammond - Second Minister of the Interior
... Lady Clark
Lucia Modugno ... Prostitute
... Rose
Carlo Croccolo ... Lorry Driver
Lidia Biondi ... Policewoman (as Lidia Biondi C.S.C.)
Andrea Bosic ... Bank Manager
... Joe - Valmont's Henchman
Tiberio Mitri ... Valmont's Henchman
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Storyline

In psychedelic swinging 60s style, the dreaded thief (and killer) Diabolik wreaks havoc on a generic European country for his own financial gain and amusement. He shares an extravagant underground lair (and a giant bed of money) with his curvaceous, superficial girlfriend...who uses her awesome powers of wig-wearing to help Diabolik kill innocent people and steal billions from the government. Nonetheless, Diabolik is the "hero" of the film because he must face off against bumbling cops and revenge-seeking mafiosos. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Master sports car racer. Master skin diver. Master lover. Master... ask Eva. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Featured in the final episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). (August 8, 1999). See more »

Goofs

After the emerald heist, as Diabolik is pulling the "mirror" across the road, he is wearing no mask as he begins, then it cuts to a shot with his mask on, then he is mask-less once again as he finishes pulling. See more »

Quotes

Ralph Valmont: [Syndicate members on flying plane] We've just concluded an executive meeting of the Syndicate. We've taken a democratic vote. Five in favour of my plan, and three against it.
[shoots two of the dissenters]
Frank: I change my vote! Don't shoot! Please! Please! Don't shoot! Don't shoot!
Ralph Valmont: Since you said please I won't shoot.
[Valmont presses button, floor trap door opens - Frank, the last dissenter falls out screaming]
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Referenced in Kizil maske (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Deep Down
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Music by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Maria Cristina Brancucci
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Danger: Psychedelic!
2 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie has instantly become one of my very favorite Mario Bava features. Think James Bond, as a suave master thief, filmed in a psychedelic, occasionally campy, comic book style. (Diabolik was a comic first.) Add to that some fun humor and very fitting themes by the legendary Ennio Morricone, and you have one cool, little cult flick! The cheap DVD comes with some great extras, like a pleasant and informative commentary by star John Phillip Law and Bava expert Time Lucas. The short featurette was very good too, going over just how well Bava captured the comic book stylings in the film. Recommended purchase! By the way, Diabolik's mask and laugh---perfect.


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