Flatfoot in Egypt

Piedone d'Egitto (internationally released as Flatfoot in Egypt and Flatfoot on the Nile) is a 1980 Italian "poliziottesco"-comedy film directed by Steno.

Piedone d'Egitto
(Flatfoot in Egypt)
Directed bySteno
Produced byMerope Film
Written byMassimo Franciosa
Adriano Bolzoni
StarringBud Spencer
Enzo Cannavale
Angelo Infanti
Music byGuido & Maurizio De Angelis
CinematographyLuigi Kuveiller
Edited byMario Morra
Distributed byTitanus
Medusa Film
Release date
  • 1980 (1980)
Running time
103 minutes

It is the fourth and last chapter in the "Flatfoot" film series.[1][2][3]


The Neapolitan Commissioner Rizzo, said "Flatfoot", leaves to Egypt; a major Italian scientist has disappeared. The man in fact, before the kidnapping, was doing a research on the oil fields in Egypt, and as a gang of criminals had put on his trail to get their hands on his projects. Flatfoot, who arrives in the land of the pharaohs, discovers that the scientist is kidnapped because he has realized that a particular beetle is attracted by land oilfields and nests on them. Now that the criminals have in hand the research of the scientist, Flatfoot sets out in search of them ...



  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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