Flatfoot in Africa

Piedone l'africano (internationally released as Flatfoot in Africa, Knock-Out Cop and The K.O. Cop) is a 1978 Italian "poliziottesco"-comedy film directed by Steno. It is the third and penultimate chapter in the "Flatfoot" film series.[1][2][3]

Piedone l'africano
(Flatfoot in Africa)
Directed bySteno
Produced byLaser Rialto Film
Written bySteno
Giovanni Simonelli
Franco Verucci
StarringBud Spencer
Enzo Cannavale
Dagmar Lassander
Music byGuido & Maurizio De Angelis
CinematographyAlberto Spagnoli
Edited byMario Morra
Distributed byTitanus
Medusa Film
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
108 minutes
South Africa


A trail of illicit diamonds takes Flatfoot and his acquaintance, Naples police commissioner Caputo, from Johannesburg to Swakopmund in the hopes of breaking up a South African smuggling ring. They are joined by Bodo, an African child, and confounded in their search by corrupt mining officials and an antagonistic inspector in the South-West African police.



  1. Roberto Curti. Italia odia: il cinema poliziesco italiano. Lindau, 2006. pp. 176–177.
  2. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  3. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 88-6073-626-9.

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