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Fantabulous Inc. (1968)

La donna, il sesso e il superuomo (original title)
A company specializing in international espionage turns a young man into a super hero and offers his services to the United Nations. For a hefty fee, the creation will supposedly become an ... See full summary »

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Sergio Spina
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Richard Harrison ... Richard Werner aka Karl Meyer
Adolfo Celi ... Karl Maria van Beethoven
Judi West ... Deborah Sands
Gustavo D'Arpe Gustavo D'Arpe ... Professor Krohne
Fabienne Fabre Fabienne Fabre ... Alice - the nurse
Nino Fuscagni Nino Fuscagni ... Leonard 'Zio Mac' MacFitzroy
Enzo Fiermonte ... General Van Pelt
Gislaine Barbot Gislaine Barbot ... The Young Nurse
Anita Cortinovis Anita Cortinovis ... The Red-haired Nurse
Silvio Bagolini Silvio Bagolini ... The French General
Aldo Bonamano Aldo Bonamano ... The Russian Ambassador
Manlio De Angelis Manlio De Angelis ... The Russian General
Arturo Dominici ... Captain Fenninger
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Ogilvy, Lorentis' assistant
Virgilio Gazzolo Virgilio Gazzolo ... The Police Commissioner at the Mortuary (as Virginio Gazzolo)
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A company specializing in international espionage turns a young man into a super hero and offers his services to the United Nations. For a hefty fee, the creation will supposedly become an international policeman who will fight crime and make the world safe from the machination of evil.

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The first scene of this movie shows Richard Harrison with his shirt off. See more »

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Fantabulous (Main Title)
Written by Alessandro Brugnolini (as Sandro Brugnolini) & Luigi Malatesta
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Italian film like no other
8 October 2020 | by info-627-664439See all my reviews

"Fantabulous, Inc." (1968) directed by Sergio Spina with an original screenplay by Furio Colombo, Ottavio Jemma and Sergio Spina, produced by Felice D'Alisera; music by Alessandro Brugnolini; excellent cinematography by Claudio Ragona and film editing by Giancarlo Cappelli; production design by Sergio Canevari; art direction by Amedeo Fago and costume design by Gisella Longo and Edith Ryker starring Richard Harrison, Adolfo Celi and Judi West is a true wonder. The film is as "fantabulous" as the organization that is threatening a takeover with making a "romeo" into a superhero, and is so utterly inventive and for an Italian movie on a modest budget in 1968 is well done, cheeziness kept to a minimum for something if made today, when it is apparently when it should have made, would have a multi-million dollar budget and access to top drawer special effects, the film definitely deserves a DVD/Blu-ray release. Richard Harrison has never been better. This is the type of thing at which he could excel. Judi West, co-star of Billy Wilder's "The Fortune Cookie," showed a brilliance that failed to catch on. She plays an actress as the "juliet" of his dreams, marked "one of a kind." Adolfo Celi has never been better as the head of "Fantabulous, Inc." These three characters as played by the actors become iconic. The rest of the cast adds to the hilarity. Unfortunately, the copies of the film I saw were either in Italian without subtitles or no audio and a terrible, barely decipherable English subtitling. "Fantabulous, Inc." is a rich, daring film on the perfection of Adam and Eve, something the Italians seemed to do better than anyone, but "Fantabulous, Inc." is unlike any that I've seen from Italy at that time or since. It is better than Mario Bava's "Danger: Diabolik" which it has similarities to with the comic book mentality, but moreso, with scenes of civil unrest, which the superhero created by the Fantabulous, Inc. and offered to the highest bidding superpower country to keep the sheep in line, is 20 years ahead of a predecessor like "Robocop" and more topical. Should be seen today.


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Italy | France

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28 September 1968 (Switzerland) See more »

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