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The Heroin Busters (1977)

La via della droga (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 13 August 1977 (Italy)
An Italian policeman goes undercover to break up an international heroin smuggling ring and butts heads with a hot-tempered Interpol agent assigned by his agency to do the same task.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Galliano Juso (story), Massimo De Rita (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabio Testi ... Fabio
David Hemmings ... Mike Hamilton
Sherry Buchanan ... Vera
Wolfango Soldati Wolfango Soldati ... Gilo
Massimo Vanni ... Massimo
Angelo Ragusa ... Leroy Henchman in All Denim
Romano Puppo ... Leroy's 3rd-in-Command
Sergio Ruggeri Sergio Ruggeri ... Sergio
Joshua Sinclair ... Gianni (as Johnny Loffredo)
Leonardo Scavino Leonardo Scavino ... Cannabis Dealer (as Leon Lenoir)
Gianni Orlando Gianni Orlando ... Leroy
Salvatore Billa ... Detective
Giovanni Bonadonna Giovanni Bonadonna ... Bearded Leroy Henchman
Guido Cerniglia Guido Cerniglia ... Roman Colonel
Antonella Della Porta Antonella Della Porta
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Storyline

A cold-blooded cop (Fabio Testi) goes undercover to take down an international drug syndicate, but when Interpol agent (David Hemmings) joins the investigation, the case takes a deadly detour into depravity and violence. Can the two tough detectives trapped in a criminal underworld stay alive long enough to ignite a citywide massacre?. Written by wxjuh

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 August 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Drug Street See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinemaster S.r.l. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fabio Testi was a licensed and experienced pilot and did all of his own aerial stunts. See more »

Quotes

Hamilton: Sit down.
Fabio: Yes, Sir
Hamilton: Alright, so who do you work for and who were you bringing the stuff to?
Fabio: Why do you guys choose a place like this? It's so depressing here.
Hamilton: I don't have any time to waste so I'm going to ask you the question again; who do you work for and who were you bringing the stuff to?
Fabio: Whom do you work for. Whom. Nobody. I work for me.
Hamilton: Three kilos?
Fabio: I thought I'd stock up. They told me this stuff was kinda hard to find in Rome. You know, the police, they're so smart.
Hamilton: Yes. They're also ...
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This is fun
6 May 2008 | by FilmTxSee all my reviews

This is just a fun movie. The acting is campy at parts but the action sequences are better than expected. We had a lot of fun watching this. There's a pointless out of the blue lesbian scene and "drug addict" acting of the caliber of an after school commercial.

I know it sounds like I'm taking digs at the film, but I'm not. Watch the trailer on the Blue Underground site... it might be on IMDb too... but the trailer was delicious enough to get me to rent it (just as the trailer for Street Law did that title). David Hemmings is great.

Basically... "fun" is the key point of this review. Fun.

8 out of 10


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