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Autopsy (1975)

Macchie solari (original title)
A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.

Director:

Armando Crispino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimsy Farmer ... Simona Sanna
Barry Primus ... Father Paul Lenox
Ray Lovelock ... Riccardo
Carlo Cataneo Carlo Cataneo ... Lello Sanna
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Danielle
Gaby Wagner Gaby Wagner ... Betty Lenox
Massimo Serato ... Gianni Sanna
Ernesto Colli Ernesto Colli ... Ivo
Leonardo Severini Leonardo Severini ... Caretaker
Eleonora Morana ... Eleonora
Antonio Casale ... Inspector Silvestri
Giovanni Di Benedetto Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Professor Mari
Pier Giovanni Anchisi Pier Giovanni Anchisi ... Archivist at Criminal Museum (as Piero Anchisi)
Maria Pia Attanasio Maria Pia Attanasio ... Aunt Elvira
Sergio Sinceri Sergio Sinceri ... Doctor
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Storyline

Simona Sana is a young pathologist who works in a morgue in Rome, Italy which suddenly gets hit with a wave of violent suicides that are attributed to a summer heat wave. Driven to exhaustion from the intense heat and the long hours worked, Simona struggles to complete her college thesis about natural deaths- when one "suicide" victim is brought into the morgue identified by a young Catholic priest named Paul Lenox as being his sister. He claims she did not commit suicide but was murdered. Simona teams up with Father Lenox to solve the mystery and stay one step ahead of a mysterious killer who now begins to stalk her when she gets a little too close to the truth of the suicides.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Victim See more »

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Production Co:

Clodio Cinematografica See more »
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Runtime:

(edited) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Father Paul Lenox: I kill you, i've already killed a lot of people. You understand, YOU UNDERSTAND. I'll kill you too. I'll kill you, i'll kill you, i'll kill you, i'll kill you, i'll kill you.
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The version released by Anchor Bay is the complete and uncut 100-minute version, which restores over 15 minutes of footage that was deleted for the film's original American release. See more »

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Very fascinating and puzzling giallo.
5 October 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Armando Crispino's "Autopsy" is a very fascinating and puzzling film,which both amuses,grosses out and confuses.This is surely one of the most complicated giallos ever made.After watching it,I'm still very confused about how everything fits together in the plot."Autopsy" is not a horror film-I'd rather call it a giallo with some horror elements.There is plenty of sleaze and nudity,so fans of Italian exploitation should be pleased.The score by always reliable Ennio Morricone is excellent.The acting is very good with Mimsy Farmer("Camping del Terrore","The Black Cat","The Perfume of the Lady in Black")giving an outstanding performance as a forensic pathologist Simona.A must-see for fans of Italian giallos.


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