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Cut and Run (1985)

Inferno in diretta (original title)
A reporter and her cameraman connect a surviving Jonestown leader and a TV exec's missing son to a drug war where jungle installations are being massacred by an army of natives and a skilled white assassin.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Cesare Frugoni (story and screenplay), Dardano Sacchetti (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Blount ... Fran Hudson
Leonard Mann ... Mark Ludman
Willie Aames ... Tommy Allo
Richard Lynch ... Colonel Brian Horne
Richard Bright ... Bob Allo
Michael Berryman ... Quecho
Eriq La Salle ... Fargas (as Eriq Lasalle)
Gabriele Tinti ... Manuel
Valentina Forte ... Ana
John Steiner ... Vlado
Karen Black ... Karin
Barbara Magnolfi ... Rita
Luca Barbareschi ... Bud, the helicopter pilot
Penny Brown ... Lucy
Carlos de Carvalho Carlos de Carvalho ... Tony Martina
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Storyline

A cameraman and a reporter head into the jungle searching for the missing son of a TV producer hoping to find a big story. What they get caught up in is a drug war which threatens to take their own lives. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

The one story you won't be seeing on the 6 o'clock news! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amazon: Savage Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$374,530
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Racing Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Ruggero Deodato, actor Willie Aames was difficult to work with, claiming Aames was going through personal problems and eventually destroyed a hotel room during production. See more »

Goofs

During the intro titles as the camera is following the woman holding the baby, as she steps onto an escalator there is a man behind her wearing a grey T-shirt who is carrying a shoulder bag with a red strap. However as the camera shot changes to show her getting off at the end, the man is suddenly now in front and can be seen stepping off and walking ahead of her. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Brian Horne: There are no answers... ...only actions.
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Alternate Versions

There were 2 different versions of this film made for different markets. The first version was a straight forward action film, which was made for the US market (to get an R certificate) and for countries like the UK where censorship restrictions where problematic. However the director filmed several additional extra gory scenes for use in Italy, Japan and other countries that demanded a "stronger" version. These included alternate takes on the intro fight scene, the drug house massacre and the raid on the jungle camp, which featured additional violence nudity and gore. The US DVD by Anchor Bay is of the extra gory version, however the extra gore scenes are presented in Italian language with English sub-titles. They claim that the the extra-gory version was never dubbed into English (actually the whole film was primarily shot in English in "live" sound recording), however the Hong Kong VCD of this version was presented in English, indicating that full English language prints of this version did exist. See more »

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Ruggero Deodato delivers in this violent action-adventure
24 January 2000 | by rundbauchdodoSee all my reviews

From the director of Cannibal Holocaust - undoubtedly one of the most impressive movies ever made - comes this action packed thriller about drug dealing and ruthless murder. The film has also a strong adventure-oriented impact that makes other adventure-films as the Indiana Jones-trilogy look like The Adventures of Winnie Pooh (oops - I'm not even sure how to spell this cuddly bear...). Michael Berryman and Richard Lynch give fine performances, and make sure you get the strong uncut version of this film: unfortunately, it was released in two different cuts, the more common one looks like an arbitrary action movie, while the rare version is packed with gross gore FX that strengthen the impact of this enjoyable pic.


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