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Contraband (1980)

Luca il contrabbandiere (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 August 1980 (Italy)
Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a... See full summary »

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Ettore Sanzò (story) (as Ettore Sanzó), Gianni De Chiara (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabio Testi ... Luca Di Angelo
Ivana Monti Ivana Monti ... Adele Di Angelo
Marcel Bozzuffi ... The Marsigliese - Francois Jacois
Saverio Marconi Saverio Marconi ... Luigi Perlante
Enrico Maisto Enrico Maisto ... Mickey Di Angelo
Ferdinando Murolo Ferdinando Murolo ... Scherino
Fabrizio Jovine ... Chief of Police
Daniele Dublino ... Prosecutor
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Don Morrone
Giordano Falzoni Giordano Falzoni ... Charlie
Giulio Farnese Giulio Farnese ... Alfredo
Ofelia Meyer Ofelia Meyer ... Ingrid
Tommaso Palladino Tommaso Palladino ... Capece
Venantino Venantini ... Captain Tarantino
Ajita Wilson ... Luisa
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Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene. Written by Humberto Amador

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 August 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Contraband See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Ingrid is first seen she clearly has red nail varnish, but when she reaches into her underwear for the drug lipstick, she has clear nail varnish. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Dutch DVD released by Italian Shock as The Smuggler is taken from a censored Italian print with the onscreen title Luca Il Contrabandiere. Some of the gore shots are trimmed and it is a very dark transfer. This is most apparent when Mickey is shot by a machine gun until he falls off the cliff, and when Adele is abused by the gangsters. See more »

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Viciously nasty and bloody Lucio Fulci's crime thriller.
30 July 2009 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Contraband" is Lucio Fulci's sleazy and gloriously violent gangster flick that tells the story of how cigarette smuggler and gangster Luca Di Angelo played by Fabio Testi overcomes the threat of violent cocaine smugglers attempting to muscle in on his operation and overturning the existing order.Being a fan of Lucio Fulci's uncompromising gory mayhem I always wanted to see "Contraband",which is his mix of mafia and poliziotteschi genre.It's undoubtedly the goriest gangster film ever made with its scenes of rape,the brain blow-outs,burn victims and shotgun blasts to the throat.The film has some dull spots and lifeless sequences,the cast is mediocre,but if you are a fan of sadistic Italian gore "Contraband" certainly delivers.Still I prefer early 80's horror movies of maestro Fulci.7 out of 10.


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