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Stiletto (1969)

R | | Crime, Drama | 30 July 1969 (USA)
A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alex Cord ... Count Cesare Cardinali
Britt Ekland ... Illeana
Patrick O'Neal ... George Baker
Joseph Wiseman ... Emilio Matteo
Barbara McNair ... Ahn Dessie
John Dehner ... District Attorney Frank Simpson
Titos Vandis ... Tonio
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Don Andrea
Roy Scheider ... Bennett
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Hannibal Smith
Louie Elias Louie Elias ... Mann
Luke Andreas Luke Andreas ... Macy
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ... Franchini
James Tolkan ... Edwards
Amaru Amaru ... Rosa
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A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the idea that someone who knows so much about them won't be under their control anymore, and decide to send their own hitmen to eliminate him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What Some People Dream Of ... The Harold Robbins People Do. They Do It All in 'Stiletto" See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodez See more »

Filming Locations:

El San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Britt Ekland stepped in for Marisa Mell who was originally cast in the leading role but dropped out due to schedule problems. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) See more »

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Sugar in the Rain
Music by Sid Ramin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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I like this movie, but
10 April 2004 | by johnboy1See all my reviews

I like this movie very much, but it is not without flaws, for sure. For instance, would a gangster meet the guys that are trying to kill him on a deserted island in the Caribbean, armed with nothing but a knife? Ha! And what possessed the costume guys to dress these guys in suits (one in a BLACK shirt, no less), when they are in the Bahamas? Can you say....stupid? Finally, in a scene in which a man gets shot in the belly, the shooter is obviously not pointing his gun at him. Cheesy, at best!

Still, the performers rise above the bad directing and out-of-place costumes, so it's worth watching, for that purpose, alone. Alex Cord and Joseph Wiseman are particularly good as coldhearted, sadistic gangsters, and there's even an early appearance by Roy Scheider.

Interesting that it's much better than the book (especially the ending), since that rarely happens.


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