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Fuga dall'arcipelago maledetto (1982)

On one of his last trips before retirement, a plane of an illegal gunrunner in Vietnam is shot down where he hooks up Annie Belle, a humanitarian rebel.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Tito Carpi (screenplay), Gianfranco Couyoumdjian (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Warbeck ... Tiger Joe
Annie Belle ... Kia
Tony King ... Midnight / Washington
Luciano Pigozzi ... Lenny (as Alan Collins)
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi ... Bronski
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On one of his last trips before retirement, a plane of an illegal gunrunner in Vietnam is shot down where he hooks up Annie Belle, a humanitarian rebel.

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Action | War

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Trivia

Cinematographer Riccardo Pallottini died in a plane crash while filming the final shot of the film. See more »

Quotes

Midnight: [to a child that he is giving a piggyback to] Don't go and wet on me now.
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Enjoyable action flick
8 October 2006 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

The always excellent value for money David Warbeck headlines in this action yarn as an ex special forces leader in Nam who is now making a living flying in arms for a rebel cause somewhere in south east Asia. On one such run however, our hero finds himself getting directly hands on involved as it were when his plane is brought down by the enemy forces. A fair number of fairly well staged action sequences inevitably follow as Warbeck subsequently tries to make his way back to safety aided by the rebels he was supplying and in addition, with a little help from some buddies who stage an unsuccessful mission to retrieve him.

This was director Antonio Margheriti's second film in a war trilogy (the first being the excellent The Last Hunter and the sequel to this effort was Tornado a.k.a. Tornado Strike Force)

Whilst the film reviewed here certainly has it's moments, it sadly pales in comparison to the first in the series. Nonetheless, the enjoyable performances of the leads in this (who also headlined in the earlier film) raise the standard immeasurably, especially as displayed in some of their highly amusing verbal exchanges amongst themselves. The ever so sadly missed Warbeck especially is on great form here. In fact it has to be said that with his incredibly charismatic personality, Warbeck could always be relied upon to raise any film in which he found himself.

It's such a great pity that he never made it big outside of the Italian movie industry. How tempting it is to imagine how Warbeck would have been in the role of James Bond for instance.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 May 1982 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiger Joe See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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