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Go Gorilla Go (1975)

Vai Gorilla (original title)
Young Marco Sartori is hired as a bodyguard of the manufacturer Gaetano Sampioni who is blackmailed by mysterious criminals.


Tonino Valerii


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Credited cast:
Fabio Testi ... Marco Sartori
Renzo Palmer Renzo Palmer ... Gaetano Sampioni
Claudia Marsani Claudia Marsani ... Vera Sampioni
Saverio Marconi Saverio Marconi ... Piero Sartori
Adriano Amidei Migliano Adriano Amidei Migliano ... Police Commissioner Vannuzzi
Antonio Marsina ... Berto
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... The Manager of the Shooting Range
Giuliana Calandra ... Mrs. Sampioni
Maria D'Incoronato Maria D'Incoronato ... Elisa Sartori
Al Lettieri ... Ciro Musante
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcel Bozzuffi
Pierre Rosso Pierre Rosso ... Horace


Young Marco Sartori is hired as a bodyguard of the manufacturer Gaetano Sampioni who is blackmailed by mysterious criminals.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

14 November 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hired Gun See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Fabio Testi attempted to drop out of production in order to make Largo retorno (1975) with Lynne Frederick. But contractual obligations prevented him from doing so, much to his regret. See more »

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30 December 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Complex or just confusing? Fabio Testi tricks industrial magnate Renzo Palmer into hiring him as a bodyguard, not for any nefarious reasons, but just because he wanted a job...or did he? Someone needs to clarify that because I wasn't so sure...

Either way, he ends up working for Renzo by pretending to stop him being kidnapped, but then some genuine jerks start trying to extort money from Renzo, damaging his business, and threatening his young sexy daughter. This leads Fabio to launch an investigation into who's behind all the attacks and what mysterious figure is wearing those ridiculous looking cowboy boots. To do this, Fabio will have to get the help of his contacts in the bodyguard industry.

Is Testi smarter than the average Bodyguard (or Gorilla as he's constantly called) and can he get to the bottom of all this treachery and blackmail? Although Tonino Valeri had my head spinning at who was working for who and who was doing to what to what, things straighten out as they do in these films once the violence kicks in, and there's enough stand out pieces in the last half hour to make up for the convoluted plotline in the first hour.

We get Fabio trapped in an elevator while thugs tear off the floor beneath him, a great car/train chase with the shooting and the sirens and the 'you got me, copper!', plus a fine 'getting shot by a high powered rifle' death jump from Luciano Catenacci, who also has a great punch up with Testi.

Claudia Marsani didn't make a lot of films but stands out here as the defiant daughter of grumpy Renzo, plus Saverio Marconi from Contraband turns up as a possibly treacherous brother of Testi.

Funk, 'splosions, death. Me happy.

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