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Contraband (1980)

Luca il contrabbandiere (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 August 1980 (Italy)
Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a... See full summary »

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Ettore Sanzò (story) (as Ettore Sanzó), Gianni De Chiara (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabio Testi ... Luca Di Angelo
Ivana Monti Ivana Monti ... Adele Di Angelo
Marcel Bozzuffi ... The Marsigliese - Francois Jacois
Saverio Marconi Saverio Marconi ... Luigi Perlante
Enrico Maisto Enrico Maisto ... Mickey Di Angelo
Ferdinando Murolo Ferdinando Murolo ... Scherino
Fabrizio Jovine ... Chief of Police
Daniele Dublino ... Prosecutor
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Don Morrone
Giordano Falzoni Giordano Falzoni ... Charlie
Giulio Farnese Giulio Farnese ... Alfredo
Ofelia Meyer Ofelia Meyer ... Ingrid
Tommaso Palladino Tommaso Palladino ... Capece
Venantino Venantini ... Captain Tarantino
Ajita Wilson ... Luisa
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Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene. Written by Humberto Amador

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 August 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Contraband See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The police arrested a woman with a blue pullover - when they later catch all the men and the wives are crying this woman is not arrested. See more »

Alternate Versions

The video version released in the UK as "The Smuggler", was cut by 2 min. 52 secs to edit scenes of rape and violence including bloody gunshot wounds and a woman's face being burnt with a blow-torch. The cuts were fully waived for the 2014 Shameless DVD release. See more »

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The Maestro does it Again!!!
2 August 1999 | by Jerry-93See all my reviews

Fulci's movies tend to be a mixed: they're either terribly good or terribly bad. This one is terribly good. The plot is simple: Testi plays Luca, a cigarette smuggler who is reluctant to go into business with a powerful gangster. When Luca refuses, the gangster gets mad, and makes Luca's life a Hell, namely by killing his friends and abducting his wife.

Like all Fulci movies, this one is pretty slow going some of the time, but wait til the gang war gets started!!! We got heads blowing off, faces burned off, throats and stomachs blown out, and all the nudity you could ever ask for. Even has a happy ending (or what passes for a happy ending in these films). Fans of the crime genre will not be disappointed.


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