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Street People (1976)

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A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew, a hotshot Anglo-Sicilian lawyer, to identify the real culprit. The ... See full summary »

Directors:

Maurizio Lucidi, Guglielmo Garroni (as William Garroni)

Writers:

Roberto Leoni (story), Franco Bucceri (story) | 7 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Roger Moore ... Ulisse
Stacy Keach ... Charlie Hanson
Ivo Garrani ... Salvatore Francesco
Fausto Tozzi ... Luigi Nicoletta
Ennio Balbo Ennio Balbo ... Continenza
Loretta Persichetti Loretta Persichetti ... Hannah
Peter Martell ... Pano (as Pietro Martellanza)
Luigi Casellato Luigi Casellato ... Pete
Romano Puppo ... Fortunate
Rosemarie Lindt Rosemarie Lindt ... Salvatore's girlfriend
Aldo Rendine Aldo Rendine
Emilio Vale Emilio Vale
Salvatore Torrisi Salvatore Torrisi
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Priest
Ettore Manni ... Il padre Frank
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A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew, a hotshot Anglo-Sicilian lawyer, to identify the real culprit. The lawyer also enlists the aid of his best friend, a grand prix driver with an adventurous streak. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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The Hunting Season Has Opened In The Naked City See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tony Curtis was first approached to play the part of Ulisse. See more »

Goofs

The windshield on Ulisse's car is blown completely out when the hit man fires his first shot at it, but when the hit man approaches the vehicle moments later, the windshield is now intact but heavily cracked. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Hanson: Excuse me sweetheart, can you tell me where the powdered milk is?
Grocery Store Cashier: Row four, behind the sugar, in front of the flour. Pasteurized, pulverized, reconstituted, dehydrated and skimmed; add water, stir, tastes like shit.
Charlie Hanson: ...thanks.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Lilla (Theme)
Written and Performed by Luis Bacalov And Orchestra
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"You never forget the taste of human flesh!" - "Wrong film, Stacey"
5 September 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

I was led to believe from reviews that this was some sort of buddy comedy with Roger Moore and Stacey Keach and although the film does have its lighter moments (mainly down to Keach) it is still a violent Eurocrime film that doesn't skimp on the car chases, punch-ups, or smoking.

You see Moore is a lawyer for his Uncle, who is a mobster trying to go straight. The Uncle has recently imported a huge wooden cross from a chapel in Sicily as a gift to his estranged priest friend Ettor Manni, but when three Sicilians turn up, kidnap the delivery men, then steal a shipment of heroin concealed in the cross, all hell breaks loose. Only we the audience are clued in that there's a black-gloved killer (possibly on loan from a giallo) who kills the delivery men with a silencer. Somebody doesn't want witnesses!

Moore seems to be some sort of mediator for all the mob bosses too, so he's given the task of recovering the heroin, tracking down the three gangsters, and finding out who set up his Uncle. To do that he enlists Stacey "You Never Forget the Taste of Human Flesh!" Keach, a race car driver, and you better believe that's coming in handy later in the film. Moore travels to Sicily while Keach hits the streets looking for the heroin, where he discovers that it's not being sold - so where is it?

I suppose you could complain that the film is all over the place tone-wise, with the drug dealing granny and Keach merrily destroying a car by driving it around San Francisco on one side and the gangland executions on the other side, but I liked it. You've got a bit of a mystery going on and James Bond fighting Romano Puppo, who doesn't want that?

We also get a car chase thrown in where two trucks get involved and I couldn't tell if they belonged to the bad guys or Roger Moore just killed them because they got in his way. All the Eurocrime elements are here, so I guess whether you enjoy or not depends on how you get on with Roger Moore and Stacey Keach.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street People See more »

Filming Locations:

Sausalito, California, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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