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Strange Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)

Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta (original title)
An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal ... See full summary »

Director:

Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert)

Writers:

Vincenzo Mannino (screenplay) (as Vincent Mann), Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay) (as Frank Clark)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Whitman ... Capt. Tony Saitta
John Saxon ... Sgt. Ned Matthews
Martin Landau ... Dr. George Tracer
Tisa Farrow ... Julie Foster
Carole Laure ... Louise Saitta
Jean LeClerc ... Robert Tracer (as Jean Leclerc)
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Margie Cohn
Jean Marchand ... Terence
Anthony Forrest ... Robert Tracer (as Antony Forest)
Andrée St-Laurent ... Rose Tracer (as Andree St. Laurent)
Peter MacNeill ... Alexander (as Peter Mac Neil)
Julie Wildman Julie Wildman
James Tapp James Tapp
Jérôme Tiberghien Jérôme Tiberghien ... Ted Sullivan (as Jerome Thibergien)
Terence G. Ross Terence G. Ross ... (as Terence Ross)
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An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was. Written by Ørnås

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Walk with her if you dare...for every step will bring you closer, closer, closer to the meaning of fear! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

9 March 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Shadows in an Empty Room See more »

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Budget:

CAD1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clips of the car chase from this film are used in the Geico commercials "Do dogs chase cats?" See more »

Goofs

The driver of a car passing by can be seen watching filming as cop walks into sex shop. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Car Field Stories (2018) See more »

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The Curse of the Curling Iron
17 April 2016 | by radiobirdmaSee all my reviews

Until rugged cop Stuart Whitman makes full use of his Dirty Harry tool, you've got to wait until the very end of the movie. Along the way, you get your money's worth – a lineup of veteran Hollywood actors having fun poliziottesco style, a sex shop scene high on the 70s sleaze-o- meter, karate killer transvestites, Mia Farrow's sister as a blind girl, the stunning beauty of H'wood actress Gayle Hunnicutt, the admirable tits of Québécois Adjani lookalike Carole Laure, the creative use of a curling iron, plus a quite spectacular car chase in the streets of Montreal, expertly executed by legendary stunt coordinator Rémy Julienne (The Italian Job, six Bond movies, a dozen Belmondo action flicks). Of course Blazing Magnum is just a ripoff, but a highly entertaining one, in its molto-trasho-appeal unquestionably superior to each and every 70s Clint Eastwood vigilante vehicle. Gritty six stars, the seventh being for Armando Trovaioli's groovster soundtrack: That ain't Montreal, it's Funkytown.


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