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Tropic of Cancer (1972)

Al tropico del cancro (original title)
A couple who vacationing in Haiti happens to stumble upon an old doctor friend. Dr Steffen has cooked up a powerful new hallucinogenic drug and there are quite a few different parties interesting in acquiring the formula.

Directors:

Giampaolo Lomi, Edoardo Mulargia (as Edward G. Muller)

Writers:

Edoardo Mulargia (story), Anthony Steffen (story) (as Antonio de Teffè) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anthony Steffen ... Doctor Williams
Anita Strindberg ... Grace Wright
Gabriele Tinti ... Fred Wright
Umberto Raho ... Philip
Stelio Candelli Stelio Candelli ... Garner
Gordon Felio Gordon Felio ... Mr. Peacock
Kathryn Witt Kathryn Witt ... Robin (as Kathie Witt)
Richard Osborne Richard Osborne ... Crotz
Alfio Nicolosi Alfio Nicolosi ... Peacock
Bob Lemoine Bob Lemoine ... Inspector
Pierre Richard Merceron Pierre Richard Merceron ... Jean-Louis
Fred Ade Fred Ade ... Haitian drug dealer
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A couple who vacationing in Haiti happens to stumble upon an old doctor friend. Dr Steffen has cooked up a powerful new hallucinogenic drug and there are quite a few different parties interesting in acquiring the formula.

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Country:

Italy | Haiti

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 September 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Death in Haiti See more »

Filming Locations:

Haiti

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Runtime:

(uncut) | (recut) | (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Very uneven giallo experience with unusual location
26 November 2013 | by ernestiSee all my reviews

Giallos are known to be a little incoherent at times without being a complete mess but this movie certainly is the latter. It's a real mess. Many scenes of the movie look spectacular, especially the outdoor shots in the Haitian streets with full of crowds. The movie's certainly got elements that could have made it into a much better film than it actually is. It's just too bad that the Italian sense for style doesn't always work and this time even the plot stank so bad that it should have been rewritten almost completely. In my opinion the main problem is that the film doesn't engage at all and the pacing is just lame. I didn't care much what would happen to the characters in it. It's a kind of a problem when i was supposed to sit down and keep myself watching the film for its entire length of one and half hour.

The dream sequence with Strindberg and the voodoo priest made me laugh really hard. It's really the moment that was supposed to be surreal and scary but ended up looking like a skit.

What really is disappointing is that how much better this film could have been. I can only recommend this film for giallo fans who don't care much if the film is good or bad.


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