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La via della droga (1977)

An Italian policeman goes undercover to break up an international heroin smuggling ring and butts heads with a hot-tempered Interpol agent assigned by his agency to do the same task.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Enzo G. Castellari (screenplay), Massimo De Rita (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabio Testi ... Fabio
David Hemmings ... Mike Hamilton
Sherry Buchanan ... Vera
Wolfango Soldati Wolfango Soldati ... Gilo
Massimo Vanni ... Massimo
Angelo Ragusa ... Leroy Henchman in All Denim
Romano Puppo ... Leroy's 3rd-in-Command
Sergio Ruggeri Sergio Ruggeri ... Sergio
Joshua Sinclair ... Gianni (as Johnny Loffredo)
Leonardo Scavino Leonardo Scavino ... Cannabis Dealer (as Leon Lenoir)
Gianni Orlando Gianni Orlando ... Leroy
Salvatore Billa ... Detective
Giovanni Bonadonna Giovanni Bonadonna ... Bearded Leroy Henchman
Guido Cerniglia Guido Cerniglia ... Roman Colonel
Antonella Della Porta Antonella Della Porta
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Storyline

A cold-blooded cop (Fabio Testi) goes undercover to take down an international drug syndicate, but when Interpol agent (David Hemmings) joins the investigation, the case takes a deadly detour into depravity and violence. Can the two tough detectives trapped in a criminal underworld stay alive long enough to ignite a citywide massacre?. Written by wxjuh

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Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 August 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Drug Street See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinemaster S.r.l. See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An abandoned spaghetti factory was used as a location for one of the shoot-outs in this film. See more »

Quotes

Hamilton: Sit down.
Fabio: Yes, Sir
Hamilton: Alright, so who do you work for and who were you bringing the stuff to?
Fabio: Why do you guys choose a place like this? It's so depressing here.
Hamilton: I don't have any time to waste so I'm going to ask you the question again; who do you work for and who were you bringing the stuff to?
Fabio: Whom do you work for. Whom. Nobody. I work for me.
Hamilton: Three kilos?
Fabio: I thought I'd stock up. They told me this stuff was kinda hard to find in Rome. You know, the police, they're so smart.
Hamilton: Yes. They're also ...
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Still watchable, but one of the lesser works of BOTH Enzo AND Testi
7 May 2007 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Fabio Testi (Four of the Apocalypse, Revolver) plays the aptly named character of Fabio, an undercover cop who's on assignment to bust a group of drug peddlers in this lesser Enzo G. Castellari directed film. I make the aforementioned statement comparably to the director's other films off course, as this one is still quite watchable in it's own right. Testi is always watchable, but this one just isn't one of my favorite films in the 'italian crime' genre. It came off, to me anyway, as a tad dated and more then a tad more cartoonish.

My Grade: C-

Eye Candy: Patrizia Webley gets topless; Sherry Buchanan shows off boobs & bush


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