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Deadly Impact (1984)

Impatto mortale (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 23 August 1984 (Italy)
Action film star Fred Williamson teams with Bo Svenson in this thrill-packed crime drama.


Fabrizio De Angelis (as Larry Ludman)


Dardano Sacchetti (story and screenplay) (as David Parker Jr.), Fabrizio De Angelis (screenplay) (as Larry Ludman)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... George Ryan
Fred Williamson ... Lou
Marcia Clingan Marcia Clingan ... Kathy Heller
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Al (as John Morghen)
Vincent Conte Vincent Conte ... Kurt
Alain Blondeau Alain Blondeau
Norma Thyssen Norma Thyssen
Karen de Witt Karen de Witt
Rik Wallace Rik Wallace
Bill Dunun Bill Dunun
Genie Thompson Genie Thompson
Wanita Brown Wanita Brown
Don Champlin Don Champlin
Alan Sylvain Alan Sylvain ... (as Alan Sylvia)
Jeanne Marie Jeanne Marie


Action film star Fred Williamson teams with Bo Svenson in this thrill-packed crime drama.

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All the music in the film is stock music from previous Fabrizio De Angelis-produced films, such as Thunder (1983), Fuga dal Bronx (1983, and 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx (1982) (even though the last was not scored by Francesco De Masi, but Walter Rizzati). See more »


Slot machine rip-off scheme involves sending radio messages to a player who races from casino to casino to cash in on machines that are just about to pay off - but doesn't take into account that in many cases it would take up to a half hour to get from one casino to the next. See more »

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Cop film ,impactfully not bad

This is not a bad formula actioner, let me tell you. When first seeing it back in '85, I was taken aback. It wasn't the movie I thought it would be. The film starts, rather intriguingly with a girl, who's guy rigs the pokie machines, knowing the winning times and numbers. A real smart, soon to be dead cookie here. She plays them, he plays instructor, communicating to her by a mic. Some baddies are on to them, which inevitably leads to our young programmer being killed, head held under water, until he's no longer breathing, which I found a bit of a tough scene. Enter Svenson, bringing a stubborn small talking, and dispassionate cop, and not a very contented one. He sucks at the pokies, gambling not his fortae. He works the murder, while being shot in some investigating endeavors (thank god for bullet proof vests) while being lead on some hairy car chases, that marks some great some stunt work, that works coolly against the Italian music scores, which I loved, gotta be by Ennio Morricone. When getting himself more deeper in danger, he enlists the aid of old buddy, Williamson, a chopper pilot, used in the last action scene (love the chopper going into to side of the mountain, just after Svenson, and company evacuate it). This is quite a cool movie in it's own way, even though there's not much chemistry between our two leads, but it's not half a bad movie at that, and Svenson is such grumpy fun, where at the end, may'be he's hits a winning streak. Just don't expect too much from it, but given that, this one does deliver.

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23 August 1984 (Italy) See more »

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Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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