Written by / 9/16/2019 / No comments / , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

ENZO G. CASTELLARI DIRECTS FABIO TESTI IN 'THE HEROIN BUSTERS'

David Hemmings y Fabio Testi di LA VIA DELLA DROGA Year: 1977
It's distracting that, in the first twenty minutes of THE HEROIN BUSTERS, handsome Italian actor Fabio Testi just doesn't look right. As if a similar yet grungy, emaciated actor with the same semi-beard took his place during scenes where he's busted at an airport, and then helps a junky escape from jail...

The junky, played by Wolfango Soldati, who, to further complicate matters, resembles Fabian, initially seems like an important side-character, as does gorgeous TENTACLES starlet Sherry Buchanan as a bisexual model wielding much appreciated gratuitous nudity. But soon enough this FRENCH CONNECTION inspired programmer turns into a simple and singular action/chase flick (undercover cop Testi being chased by a mob of spurned/betrayed dealers) ranging from a rural, broken-down-factory shootout; speeding cars getting rammed and smashed; motorbikes zipping down escalators then zooming through futuristic-looking subway tunnels; and a zigzagging, nail-biting, bombastic airplane sequence that, before you know it, concludes this drug-bust exploitation that seemed like it was just getting started...

Bring back the head of Fabio Testi since he's making it hard to SCORE: ***
Added to that a surprisingly upbeat, loose and funky Goblin score and English BLOW-UP actor David Hemmings providing random sideline lectures in what plays like director Enzo G. Castellari's 80-minute trailer...

And as these 1970's Italian crime flicks can often be overlong and plot-convoluted (like the director's prior THE LAST RACKET using many of the same cast), frugality's not such a bad thing. Although a second viewing is probably the best bet here: to figure out the first half's rambling exposition to then better appreciate and comprehend all of the last half's running around.
Fabio Testi with a gun at hand in Enzo G. Castellari's The Heroin Busters
Here a Bruce Springsteenish Fabio Testi working out a plan in THE HEROIN BUSTERS
Step one in a great setup by director Enzo G. Castellari of THE HEROIN BUSTERS
Step two getting THE HEROIN BUSTERS gunman in his site...
Step three has Fabio Tesi testing out his plan in THE HEROIN BUSTERS and...
The final solution in Enzo G. Castellari's THE HEROIN BUSTERS aka Action immédiate
Sherry Buchanan in THE HEROIN BUSTERS aka La via della droga aka A Via da Droga
Sherry Buchanan kissed by Patrizia Webley in La via della droga aka Drug Street
Sherry Buchanan in The Heroin Busters aka La via della droga aka Esquadrão Anti-Droga
A ratty-looking Fabio Testi in Heroin Busters aka Dealer Connection: Die Straße des Heroins
Wolfango Soldati in an Easy Rider cell ala THE HEROIN BUSTERS aka A heroin útján
Action in the last act of THE HEROIN BUSTERS aka Oi ektelestes tis prasinis paparounas
Fabio Testi under the Noir-inspired direction of Enzo G. Castellari in LA VIA DELLA DROGA
Fabio Testi under the Noir-inspired direction of Enzo G. Castellari in LA VIA DELLA DROGA
Fabio Testi under the Noir-inspired direction of Enzo G. Castellari in LA VIA DELLA DROGA
Fabio Testi under the Noir-inspired direction of Enzo G. Castellari in LA VIA DELLA DROGA
Fabio Testi under the Noir-inspired direction of Enzo G. Castellari in LA VIA DELLA DROGA
Sideliner David Hemmings takes part in a little action in THE HEROIN BUSTERS
Enzo's The Last Shark villain Massimo Vanni as the villainous Massimo in The Heroin Busters
Fabio Testi in the opening credits of THE HEROIN BUSTERS
Plane Climax from Oi ektelestes tis prasinis paparounas
Plane Climax from Kynigoi iroinis aka The Heroin Busters
Plane Climax from Esquadrão Anti-Droga aka The Heroin Busters
Plane climax in Heroin Busters aka A heroin útján
Crashing  hard with THE HEROIN BUSTERS
Crash and burn with THE HEROIN BUSTERS aka Drug Street
Burn and churn with THE HEROIN BUSTERS aka Action immédiate
Fabio Testi in THE HEROIN BUSTERS aka Pot mamil
Fabio Testi in THE HEROIN BUSTERS aka La vía de la droga
Luke  Perry looking Fabio Testi with Wolfango Soldati as Gilo in THE HEROIN BUSTERS
Merde is a French word for Sh-t with lesbians behind The Heroin Busters door
A little bit louder now as Merde is a French word for Sh-t in Heroin Busters
Fabio Testi and a few Enzo G. Castellari stock actors in THE HEROIN BUSTERS
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Featured Post

PEGGY CUMMINS & JOHN DALL IN THE NOIR CLASSIC 'GUN CRAZY'

Poster with John Dall and Peggy Cummins dead in love for GUN CRAZY Year: 1950 The Femme Fatale, you know, the bad girl with the great fa...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Most Popular Last Year

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "That's what happens when you let a cop go to college: he gets too smart." Dick Powell, Murder My Sweet

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)THE FEARMAKERS 2)JAWS 3)THE CROWDED SKY 4)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 5)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 6)ASH WEDNESDAY 7)SHARKS' TREASURE 8)CANYON PASSAGE 9)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 10)HOT CARS 11)CURSE OF THE DEMON 12)HARDCORE 13)VIOLENT SATURDAY 14)ROYAL FLASH 15)DUEL IN THE JUNGLE 16)SWEENEY TWO 17)THE PARTY 18)THE ROARING TWENTIES 19)AIR PATROL 20)THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN 21)THE SERGEANT 22)OTLEY 23)AL CAPONE 24)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 25)FALLEN ANGEL 26)THE DEFECTOR 27)COMPULSION 28)RIDE THE PINK HORSE 29)EASY LIVING 30)WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS 31)ATLANTIC CITY 32)JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG 33)CANYON RIVER 34)MADISON AVENUE 35)THE SHARKFIGHTERS 36)DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS 37)QUANTRILL'S RAIDERS 38)KILLER FISH 39)THUNDER ISLAND 40)THE DAY THEY ROBBED THE BANK OF ENGLAND

ACTORS 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)MARLON BRANDO 4)JACK NICHOLSON 5)ORSON WELLES 6)PETER O'TOOLE 7)TOM COURTENAY 8)CHARLES BRONSON 9)GENE HACKMAN 10)VICTOR MATURE ACTRESSES 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN CARPENTER 7)MAURY DEXTER 8)JOHN LANDIS 9)MICHAEL WINNER 10)SAM PECKINPAH

RARITIES & EXPLOITATION

Popular This Month

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

TRIP THROUGH THE SIXTIES

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

All Time Popular

TARGETING THE SEVENTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE