Cannibal Holocaust ()

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During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.


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Professor Harold Monroe
Faye Daniels
Jack Anders
Mark Tomaso (as Luca Giorgio Barbareschi)
Chaco Losojos
Ricardo Fuentes ...
Undetermined Role
Alan Yates (as Gabriel Yorke)
1st Executive
Lionello Pio Di Savoia ...
2nd Executive (as Pio Di Savoia)
Claudia Rocchi ...
Undetermined Role (as Luigina Rocchi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoffrey Copleston ...
NYU Chancellor (uncredited) (voice)
Lucia Costantini ...
Adulteress (uncredited)
Man sitting in NYU Campus (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ...
PABS Reporter (uncredited) (voice)
Guillermo ...
Felipe Ocanya (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ...
Mark Tomaso (uncredited) (voice)
Edward Mannix ...
Professor Harold Monroe (uncredited) (voice)
Enrico Papa ...
Pantheon Interviewer (uncredited)
David Sage ...
Alan's father (uncredited)
Chaco Losojos / Pantheon Interviewer (uncredited) (voice)
Robert Sommer ...
2nd Executive (uncredited) (voice)
Susan Spafford ...
3rd Executive (uncredited) (voice)
Pat Starke ...
Faye Daniels (uncredited) (voice)
Frank von Kuegelgen ...
South American Reporter (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

Ruggero Deodato

Written by

Gianfranco Clerici ... (story and screenplay)
Giorgio Stegani ... (additional dialogue: Italian version)

Produced by

Franco Di Nunzio ... producer
Franco Palaggi ... producer

Music by

Riz Ortolani

Cinematography by

Sergio D'Offizi ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Vincenzo Tomassi

Editorial Department

Rita Antonelli ... assistant editor
Luciano Vittori ... color consultant

Casting By

Bill Williams ... (uncredited) (New York)

Production Design by

Massimo Antonello Geleng

Makeup Department

Nicola Catalani ... assistant makeup artist
Massimo Giustini ... makeup artist

Production Management

Giovanni Masini ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Salvatore Basile ... assistant director
Lamberto Bava ... assistant director

Art Department

Rodolfo Ruzza ... property master

Sound Department

Gianni D'Amico ... sound mixer
Bruno Longobardo ... sound mixer
Raul Montesanti ... sound engineer
Umberto Montesanti ... boom operator

Special Effects by

Aldo Gasparri ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Ennio Brizzolari ... key grip
Paolo Cavicchioli ... still photographer (as Paolo Maria Cavicchioli)
Roberto Forges Davanzati ... camera operator
Enrico Maggi ... assistant camera
Luigi Pasqualini ... chief electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Lucia Costantini ... wardrober

Other crew

Vito Di Bari ... production secretary
Armando Pace ... cutting room assistant
Rossana Rocchi ... continuity
Sandro Acerbo ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis ... voice dubbing: Robert Kerman (uncredited)
Vittorio Di Prima ... voice dubbing: Paolo Paoloni (uncredited)
Sergio Fiorentini ... voice dubbing: Salvatore Basile (uncredited)
Massimo Giuliani ... voice dubbing: Carl Gabriel Yorke (uncredited)
Benita Martini ... voice dubbing: 3rd Executive (uncredited)
Gianni Marzocchi ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Mario Milita ... voice dubbing: Lionello Pio di Savoia (uncredited)
Angelo Nicotra ... voice dubbing: Perry Pirkanen (uncredited)
Emanuela Rossi ... voice dubbing: Francesca Ciardi (uncredited)
Piero Tiberi ... voice dubbing: Luca Barbareschi (uncredited)
Massimo Turci ... voice dubbing: Enrico Papa (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

In 1979, intent on venturing into the vast and unexplored areas of the virgin Amazon rainforest, a small American film crew attempt to make a documentary about the region's indigenous cannibalistic tribes, only to disappear without a trace. As the noted anthropologist, Harold Monroe, and his team of seasoned guides embark on a rescue mission to locate the missing documentarians in the heart of the Green Inferno, fearful tribes that no white has ever seen before will soon start to take interest in them. Inevitably, as the professor unearths more evidence about the fate of the film crew by sheer luck, a desperate battle to recover the raw footage that was paid in blood will commence--after all, the world must know the savage and unspeakable atrocities captured on the riveting unedited footage. In the end, what has really happened to the overambitious explorers, and the shocking final two reels? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines Ripout! Barbeque! Devour! How long can you take it? See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust (United States)
  • Holocausto caníbal (Spain)
  • Holocausto caníbal (Chile)
  • Canibal holocausto (Argentina)
  • Ад каннибалов (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 95 min
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Budget $100,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Ten days after its premiere in Milan, the film was seized by the Italian courts, and director Ruggero Deodato was arrested and charged with obscenity. He was later charged with murdering several actors on camera, and faced life in prison. The cast had signed contracts requiring them to disappear for a year after shooting, to maintain the illusion that they'd died. Deodato contacted Luca Barbareschi and told him to contact the three other actors who played the missing film team. When the actors appeared in court, alive and well, the murder charges were dropped. See more »
Goofs When a cannibal holds up Faye's severed head, a wig drops of from the fake head, revealing a yellow foam head underneath. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Through Eyes of the Dead (2002). See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening credits: "For the sake of authenticity some of the sequences have been retained in their entirety." See more »
Quotes Professor Harold Monroe: I wonder who the real cannibals are.
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