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I gabbiani volano basso (1978)

An ex-Vietnam vet is forced to become a hit-man and gets caught in the middle of a conspiracy.

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Giorgio Cristallini (as George Warner)

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Giorgio Cristallini, Odoardo Fiory (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ... Albert Morgan
Nathalie Delon ... Isabelle Michereau
Mel Ferrer ... Roberto Micheli
Dagmar Lassander ... gestore nightclub a Ponza
Orlando Urdaneta ... Commissario
Andrea Esterhazy Andrea Esterhazy ... Calvi
Mario Patumi Mario Patumi ... Spinello (as Red Martin)
Franco Garofalo ... Killer
Domenico Maggio Domenico Maggio ... (as Mimmo Maggio)
Leo Stamp Leo Stamp
Giovanni Di Benedetto Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Dr. Mauro Martini (as Gianni De Benedetto)
Stefania Spugnini Stefania Spugnini ... Martini's Secretary
Vittorio Zarfati
Rita Scipioni Rita Scipioni
Silvano Gentili Silvano Gentili
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An ex-Vietnam vet is forced to become a hit-man and gets caught in the middle of a conspiracy.

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Adventure | Crime

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 January 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Seagulls Fly Low See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Merli in Drama Shocker
9 November 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

If Maurizio Merli had held his nerve at the start of this film, the rest wouldn't have happened and he would have made it home a rich man.

That's not what happens though. Merli plays a Vietnam veteran with a shady past who is blackmailed into killing someone on the orders of crooked businessman Mel Ferrer. Mel and his co-worker want to 'off' a business partner, which Merli does pretty efficiently, but a hold up at the airport causing him to panic and run, leaving behind his phony passport that leads to him being identified as the killer.

Mel Ferrer seems understanding enough, but his business partner panics and now people are trying to kill both Mel and Merli, leading to Merli pleading to a stranger for help...and falling in love!

If you are idiot like me you'll spend the first third of this film wondering why Maurizio Merli has brown eyes when you could have sworn he had green eyes. Turns out that not only is he wearing contacts, he's also wearing a wig and get this - he's not wearing a real moustache! This is all to do with Maurizio changing identity to get away from the cops. An non-cop Merli with no moustache is a lot to take on, but I was able to cope.

The other thing you'll need to cope with is the fact that this is not an action film and Merli is playing a bit of a lost character. He's quite good at it though. As a Vietnam deserter in Rome, he does a good turn as a man way out of his depth, relying on the kindness of others to escape the criminal underworld.

I think I underestimated his acting abilities to be honest, this and Covert Action show that the man can do vulnerable too! Good stuff.


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