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Super Fuzz (1980)

Poliziotto superpiù (original title)
Red powder from a nuclear explosion gives a police officer super powers as long as he doesn't see anything red. He is eventually framed for murder and is unsuccessfully executed by many different methods.


Sergio Corbucci

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Policeman Dave Speed
Ernest Borgnine ... Sgt. Willy Dunlop
Joanne Dru ... Rosy Labouche
Marc Lawrence ... Torpedo
Julie Gordon ... Evelyn
Lee Sandman Lee Sandman ... McEnroy
Sal Borgese Sal Borgese ... Paradise Alley
Woody Woodbury ... NASA Major
Dow Stout Dow Stout
Herb Goldstein Herb Goldstein ... Silvius
Sergio Smacchi Sergio Smacchi ... Slot Machine
Don Sebastian Don Sebastian ... Dingo
Claudio Ruffini Claudio Ruffini ... Tragedy Row
Jack McDermott
Charles D. Thomas Charles D. Thomas


The policeman Dave Speed is assigned to a mission in an ex-Indian reservation near a military shooting range. Casually, Dave is doing an investigation on the spot. A nuclear missile explodes. The radiation gives him superpowers. Dave is able to move object with the mind force, to discover mysterious crimes and to jump with no problem from a skyscraper. His friends cannot understand those transformations. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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Faster than a speeding ticket. More powerful than a SWAT team. And up, up and away the funniest super hero of them all! See more »


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Release Date:

2 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Fuzz See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

El Pico S.A.,TVI,Transcinema See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Super Fuzz is awesome
26 October 2004 | by flight0001See all my reviews

consider myself a snobbish shaman when it comes to filmy knowledge. When I speak on motion pictures, the words flow from my body as if medicines and elixirs intoxicated me. Be it the opus Zapped! or the classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space, I pride myself on bringing to illumination the forgotten masterpieces of cinema. I bark obscure film knowledge. That is why I am praising the likes of one of the top ten most overlooked films of the early 1980s: Super Fuzz aka Super Snooper aka Poliziotto superpiù.

This comedy, live action, sci-fi/fantasy and action/adventure film even made it to my coveted top 25 Movie Moments list:

19.) The super powers of Officer Dave Speed…Dave becomes able to move objects with the mind force, discover mysterious crimes, jump with no problem from a skyscraper and blow a massively huge bubble from one piece of gum to save he and his friends from a sunken ship. Like most heroes, there is a weakness…the color red. (Super Fuzz, 1980)

This film was a force on late night HBO during my hazy childhood. It played everyday and night. I recorded it on VHS and watched it religiously along with the above-mentioned Zapped!

Super Fuzz was a superhero like no other. Behold his powers! He makes all the people in the Orange Bowl (tens of thousands of people!) disappear into the unknown reaches of time and space with but a thought! The physics and theories behind these mind force powers have serious implications and are staggering. I only aspire to have such mind force powers.

I recently acquired a mint condition vinyl recording of the film's catchy and amazingly plentiful disco theme song 'Super Snooper' by The Oceans:

'He's a super-snooper, Really super-trooper!'

That Ernest Borgnine made the film even better as Sgt. Willy Dunlop.

It is mandatory viewing for any serious student of film. 'Super, Super!'


Terence Hill as Dave Speed, Ernest Borgnine as Sgt. Willy Dunlop, Joanne Dru as Rosy Labouche, Marc Lawrence as Torpedo, Julie Gordon as Evelyn

Sergio Corbucci directed Super Fuzz.

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