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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 »

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Salvatore Francesco
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Luigi Nicoletta
Ennio Balbo ...
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Aldo Rendine
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Salvatore Torrisi
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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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This was heavily advertised on television for its UK and Ireland release, which would have been very unusual in the mid 1970s. It was shown as part of a double bill with No.1 of the Secret Service (1977). 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 »

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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 »

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Lilla (Theme)
Written and Performed by Luis Bacalov And Orchestra
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pretty stale exploitation crime comedy
8 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Roger Moore and Stacey Keach star in this Italian-American co-production, and try to be the Martin and Lewis of 70's crime exploitation cinema. The rigor mortis of Roger Moore was never more noticeable as it is here, playing the straight man next to the Keach's easygoing rouge. It's a rather stale exploitation film, with the typical one liners, car chases, shoot outs, and gratuitously bad dubbing of the Italian actors. The film does have one great highlight when Keach takes a gangster's car for a test drive, and in hair-raising fashion, wrecks it through the streets of San Francisco. Unfortunately, it all doesn't work- the comedy isn't funny enough, neither Keach or Moore are particularly convincing (especially Moore, who is as dry as a desert), the violence and stuntwork is middling, the story isn't very engaging, and the ending is painfully banal. There may be just enough `so bad it's good' work that 70's exploitation fans may be entertained, but no one would call it great.

Just to give an idea what you're in for- in the finale, Keach (as Charlie) hides some dope in cans of powdered milk, stashed in the trunk of his car. Moore, to keep him out of trouble, pushes the car over a cliff and says, `It was only powdered milk, wasn't it Charlie? And, what's the use of crying over powdered milk?' You may now groan if you aren't already.


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