Piedone (Bigfoot) Rizzo is accused of drugs trafficking. In order to clear his name he has to find out who is the person, from a Mafia ring, who has infiltrated his police department.Written by
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This is the first one of the Inspector Rizzo movie series (the second one is Piedone d'Egitto (1980)) where Bud Spencer exercises his swimming talents. Here Spencer, being an Olympic swimmer for Italy in 1952, 56 and 60, crosses the harbor of Macau by swimming. See more »
In Spain it was released on VHS in different editions during the 80's. One used a poor quality cut that cut a few scenes reducing it to 95 minutes keep also the theatrical dubbing. The first sequence of Pastrone, the first conversation with Rizzo and Barella on the Rizzo's car and the restaurant, the final part of the tour with Rizzo and Goldhand and the first appearance of Yoko. Some dialogues and shots miss a few frames during all the movie. Another VHS edition from 1985, keeps the original 110 minutes cut but with a new dubbing, that one is the only available on DVD. See more »
Bud Spencer stars in the first of several cop comedy/action films as the character Inspector "Flatfoot" Rizzo. It was released in the US drive- in/exploitation theaters in 1975 but it was made two years earlier. The film is essentially a travelogue of the Asia Pacific region with Bud visiting temples, casinos, and a sumo wrestling match while chasing clues that he believes will lead to a mole on the police force.
With a little more character development and less slapstick, this could have been a very nice thriller. As it is, it is a pleasant 70's action film that is light on plot.
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