Loaded Guns

Loaded Guns (Italian: Colpo in canna) is a 1975 Italian crime film.

Loaded Guns
Directed byFernando di Leo
Screenplay byFernando di Leo[1]
Story byFernando di Leo[1]
Starring
Music byLuis Enriquez Bacalov[1]
CinematographyRoberto Gerardi[1]
Edited byAmedeo Giomini[1]
Production
company
Cineproduzioni Daunia 70[1]
Distributed byAlpherat
Release date
  • 18 January 1975 (1975-01-18) (Italy)
Running time
100 minutes[1]
CountryItaly[1]
Box office₤699.455 million

Plot

A flight attendant finds herself in the middle of fighting between rival gangs in Naples.

Cast

Production

Initially, Ursula Andress' character was written as a bisexual woman, which was dropped when director Fernando di Leo felt it was "too risky for the audience" and that "people didn't even have the term "bisexual" in their vocabulary at that time [...] No one knew its meaning."[2]

Loaded Guns was filmed at Dear Studios in Rome and on location in Naples.[1]

Style

Loaded Guns was an attempt to blend the crime film and comedy.[1] Rather than being a parody, di Leo examined a serious plot involving a hostess who gets involved in a gang war.[2]

Release

Loaded Guns was released theatrically in Italy on 18 January 1975 where it was distributed by Alpherat.[1] The film grossed 699.455 million Italian lira on its theatrical run in Italy.[1]

The film was released by Raro on DVD in Italy.[1]

Reception

From a retrospective review, Italian film critic and historian Roberto Curti stated that the film was a "failed experiment" noting that most of the films gags are not funny and that the film had a confused plot.[2]

References

Footnotes

  1. Curti 2013, p. 141.
  2. Curti 2013, p. 142.

Sources

  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765.
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