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Hold-Up, instantánea de una corrupción (1974)

Robert is a police agent of American origins who lost his memory through an accident during a robbery in a branch of the Bank of America. A robber who survived the shooting is convinced the... See full summary »

Director:

Germán Lorente

Writers:

Adriano Asti (screenplay), Adriano Asti (story) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Frederick Stafford ... Robert Cunningham
Nathalie Delon ... Judy
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Steve Duggins
Alberto de Mendoza ... Ashley
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Mark Gavin
Calisto Calisti Calisto Calisti ... Policeman
Manuel de Blas ... Thug
Miguel del Castillo Miguel del Castillo
Santiago Ontañón Santiago Ontañón
José Luis Chinchilla José Luis Chinchilla
Raquel Núñez Raquel Núñez
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Robert is a police agent of American origins who lost his memory through an accident during a robbery in a branch of the Bank of America. A robber who survived the shooting is convinced the agent is faking his amnesia, just to then get rid of him and enjoy the loot, that cost the other delinquents their lives, together with his ex lover.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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One off man mental
30 December 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

A man who loses his memory should be a man who is extremely cautious with those around him. Who can he trust? Frederick Stafford takes the right option when he decides just to hit the drink and gamble all the time.

Fred used to be a cop, but then one day him and his partner Enrico Maria Salerno were caught up in a violent hold up where a load of cash was stolen. Some point shortly afterwards, an incident happened were Frederick hit his head and lost his memory, but then again, Marcello Bazzuffi, a robber who was there during the hold-up, has now started hanging around, and he thinks that Frederick is pretending not to have a memory on purpose, and also reckons that Fred knows where that cash ended-up...

It's kind of similar I guess to Calibro 9 in that neither the bad guys nor the audience know if the protagonist is at it or not. It does genuinely seem that Frederick lost his memory in a car crash, but does that absolve him of the theft of the money? And if he did hide it, how can all the people out for a sniff of it get Fred to get his memory back.

Featuring a lot of back and forth jumping in the timeline and without revealing much plot, it's an interesting film that with a pretty complex main character. Frederick isn't any kind of hard case but can give it out when needed, but the best bit is when he completely goes on a bender and starts drunkenly berating Salerno while smashed out of his nut!

I've probably watched too many of these films so I wasn't too surprised by any of the twists, but I'll watch anything with Enrico Salerno in it, so that was a good starting point for me.


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Country:

Spain | France | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 August 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Atraco en la Costa Azul See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Runtime:

| (English dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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