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Africa Express (1975)

A goods trader in southern Africa aids a mysterious nun escape the clutches of a dangerous ivory and animal trafficker.

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Michele Lupo

Writers:

Mario Amendola (story), Bruno Corbucci (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ... John Baxter
Ursula Andress ... Madeleine Cooper
Jack Palance ... Robert Preston / Willaim Hunter
Giuseppe Maffioli Giuseppe Maffioli ... Padre Gasparetto
Luciana Turina Luciana Turina ... Lily
Rossana Di Lorenzo Rossana Di Lorenzo ... Mitzy
Nello Pazzafini ... Scagnozzo di Hunter (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Gianni Vernucio Gianni Vernucio ... Louis Renois (as John Werner)
Romano Puppo
Werner John Werner John
Sergio Smacchi Sergio Smacchi
Werner Doll Werner Doll
Roberto Dell'Acqua Roberto Dell'Acqua
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Storyline

John Baxter is a freewheeling trader of goods in Africa with a pet chimp and one dream: to save enough money to buy his dream gas station in Detroit. Madeleine Cooper is the lady of mystery he runs into as she flees from big game hunter Jack Palance. Written by Cristian Redferne <harlock1997@geocities.com>

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Suspense filled drama in the African jungle.

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Adventure

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 October 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Tropical Express See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Filmed on location in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
29 April 2002 | by lynnpacellaSee all my reviews

Several of the locals were used in bit parts in the film. One of these locals was Fanie Pretorius, who was a top hunter in the 70's. He is now retired, but remains something of a legend in the Victoria Falls region (more so for his knowledge of the African bush than his role in the movie).

In the film, he does a scene with Ursula Andress and plays (co-incidentally) a hunter. He even had a few lines of dialogue!

Definitely a great film that captures the essence of Africa in the 70's.


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