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Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.
Walter Mancini is a egostical newspaper editor whom is driving across California with his spiteful wife, Eve, on a weekend getaway to save their troubled marriage. But things take a turn when they pick up a straded motorist, named Adam, whom takes them hostage revealing himself to be a fugitive running from both the police and his two acomplices after robbing a bank and making off with all the loot. But things are not always as they seem as Walter and Eve try to find a way to not only get rid of their unwanted car guest, but find a way to deal with each other when both see the tempting offer of the stolen $2 million in cash Adam always has on him.Written by
When Walter shows matchbook with "SOS" to Highway Patrol officer, the book has only four matches left. When Adam shows the matchbook in the next scene, it is nearly full. See more »
The French Canadian video release on the MPA label contains an additional gore shot when David Hess' character shoots a police officer in the head. This French version was also re-edited for an attempt at a happy ending. Basically, the scene in which Franco Nero and Corrine Clery meet the bikers at the roadstop diner is towards the beginning of the film and their subsequent wipe out on the oil slick has been completely omitted. The film ends with Nero and Clery laughing and driving away with all the money after killing Hess. See more »
Intense, off-beat Italian thriller is an underexposed classic.
Fueding married couple, traveling across the country, make the mistake of picking up a hitch hiker who turns out to be a violent bank robber. But that's only the beginning of the story.
Skillfully well done thriller is gripping in it's wildly turning plot. The cinematography is stylishly good, with some beautiful country side filming locations. The music, though seemingly out of place at times, is great too. In addition there is a decent amount of violence and some nudity.
The real highlights of this film though are it's three stars, who seem to be in a show-stealing competition all through out the film. Franco Nero does a convincingly good performance as the alcoholic reporter, who has grown tired of his wife. Corinne Clery is fetching and talented as Nero's equally weary wife. The terrific David Hess makes for another great villain, also having played a crazed criminal in both Craven's Last House on the Left (1972) and another Italian exploitation film House on the Edge of the Park (1979).
For those who are seeking an unconventional thriller or just a fan of Hess, this film will be a well rewarding watch.
*** 1/2 out of ****
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