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Amuck (1972)

Alla ricerca del piacere (original title)
A writer's secretary tries to find her missing friend and uncovers a murder plot.

Director:

Silvio Amadio

Writer:

Silvio Amadio
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Cast

Cast overview:
Farley Granger ... Richard Stuart
Barbara Bouchet ... Greta Franklin
Rosalba Neri ... Eleanora Stuart
Nino Segurini Nino Segurini ... Il commissario Antonelli
Dino Mele ... Sandro
Umberto Raho ... Giovanni - the butler
Patrizia Viotti Patrizia Viotti ... Sally Reece
Petar Martinovitch Petar Martinovitch ... Rocco
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Storyline

Greta Franklin, a beautiful American blonde, arrives on an island near Venice and rings the door-bell of Richard Stuart, a famous novelist who lives in a beautiful house with his wife Elonora. She manages to be hired as Richard's new secretary, the former one having disappeared without a trace. What Richard and Eleonora do not know - yet- is that Greta has a secret motive for taking the job: not only did she know Sally, her predecessor, but she was her lover... Written by Guy Bellinger

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An explosion of sexual frenzy! See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amuck See more »

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Production Co:

West Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) (2015)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technochrome)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 58802 delivered on 13-11-1971. See more »

Alternate Versions

Amuck (1972) has also been released in a shortened, 78 minutes version under the title Leather and Whips (1972). See more »

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Not your average thriller!
13 July 2003 | by Jason-98See all my reviews

A twisted tale of control and seduction involving the lovely Greta (Barbara Bouchet) who is hired by a perverted writer Richard with an even more kinky wife, Rosalba. Greta however has a reason for being there as her friend/former lover Sally who happened to be the previous secretary hired and who has disappeared. On the way to discovering what happened to Sally, Greta has various adventures from being drugged and seduced by the bisexual wife in a wonderfully surreal, slow motion scene to almost getting swallowed up by quicksand whilst being "hunted" in the marshes. Interesting movie to say the least.


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