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La banda del gobbo (1978)

Vincenzo 'hunchback' plans a robbery on a armored police van with his gang. Once the job is done, his gang try to kill him and absconds with the loot. Vincenzo hides in the sewers before ... See full summary »

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Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Umberto Lenzi (story and screenplay), Tomas Milian (dialogue: 'Il Gobbo' and 'Er Monnezza')
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomas Milian ... Vincenzo Marazzi 'Il Gobbo' / Sergio Marazzi 'Er Monnezza'
Pino Colizzi Pino Colizzi ... Commissario Sarti
Isa Danieli Isa Danieli ... Maria - prostitute
Sal Borgese ... Milo Dragovic 'Albanese'
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Adalberto Maria Perrone
Solvi Stubing Solvi Stubing ... Marika Engver - embassy clerk (as Solvy Stubing)
Guido Leontini Guido Leontini ... Mario Di Gennaro - 'Sogliola'
Francesco D'Adda Francesco D'Adda ... The Bespectacled Psychiatrist
Fulvio Mingozzi Fulvio Mingozzi ... Commissioner Mingozzi
Carlo Gaddi Carlo Gaddi ... Faina' - Gobbos friend
Alessandra Cardini Alessandra Cardini ... (as Sandra Cardini)
Livio Galassi Livio Galassi ... Giggi - Gobbo's friend
Pierangelo Civera Pierangelo Civera ... Agente Romeo Esposito (as Angelo Civera)
Nello Pazzafini ... Carmine Ciacci
Franco Odoardi Franco Odoardi ... The Chief Psychiatrist
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Vincenzo 'hunchback' plans a robbery on a armored police van with his gang. Once the job is done, his gang try to kill him and absconds with the loot. Vincenzo hides in the sewers before looking up his friend Monezza who the police later interrogate for his involvement with vincenzo. Meanwhile, Vincenzo is getting revenge on his gang by killing them off one at the time in his various brutal ways. Written by wxjuh

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 August 1978 (Italy) See more »

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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A tale of two tomasasasasasasasa
9 November 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Umberto Lenzi gets his money's worth out of Tomas Milian by having him play twin brothers in their last collaboration. Not only twins - one of them is a bank robbing hunchback to boot!

The subtly named Humpo has come back to Rome after spending nearly two years in Corsica, and he's out for one big score. His gang thinks that's a great idea, but they also think that it's a good idea to put a bullet in Humpo's back as he's the most recognisable criminal in the whole country. Humpo is no fool, however, and escapes into the sewer with revenge on his mind...

This is basically the Tomas Milian show all the way, with Humpo being an angry, resourceful, righteous maniac who rolls about in piles of filth, takes great pleasure in outsmarting those who have double-crossed him, while all the while showing incredible love for his girlfriend Maria (who delights in helping Humpo out). The greatest scene in the film is when Humpo takes Maria out on a date and he takes her on the dancefloor, while all the rich folk around him start laughing and mocking him. Humpo seems to revel in it at first, much to Maria's horror, but then the tables are soon turned.

Humpo's twin brother Pigsty is a lot more subdued and docile, but he still shows he can outsmart people too. He gets his own subplot here as he gets sent to a mental asylum while covering for Humpo, and gets the more emotional scenes towards the end of the film.

Those looking for action might be let down though. There's not much here. This is known as a lesser Lenzi Eurocrime film, but think about how high he set the bar for himself.


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