Three Tough Guys

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Three Tough Guys
Three Tough Guys.jpg
Directed by Duccio Tessari
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis
Starring Lino Ventura
Music by Isaac Hayes
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Edited by Mario Morra
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • 1974 (1974)
Country Italy
Language Italian

Three Tough Guys (also known as Tough Guys) is a 1974 crime-action film directed by Duccio Tessari.[1] It may be regarded as an example of the Blaxploitation genre. It stars Lino Ventura, Fred Williamson and Isaac Hayes, who also composed the soundtrack. It is a coproduction between United States, Italy (where it was released Uomini duri) and France (where is known as Les Durs). The film was shot in Chicago.[2]



The soundtrack was composed, conducted and performed by Isaac Hayes, with string arrangements performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, The album also features a soul band who are credited as The Movement. The original LP record was released by Enterprise Records, an offshoot of Stax Records.

Original Tracklisting[edit]

SIDE one

  1. Title Theme - 2:32
  2. Randolph & Dearborn - 4:24
  3. The Red Rooster - 4:04
  4. Joe Bell - 4:57

SIDE two

  1. Hung Up On My Baby - 6:15
  2. Kidnapped - 2:40
  3. Run Fay Run - 2:45
  4. Buns O' Plenty - 4:37
  5. The End Theme - 1:13


  1. ^ Joe Bob Briggs. Profoundly disturbing. Universe, 2003. 
  2. ^ Roberto Curti. Italia odia: il cinema poliziesco italiano. Lindau, 2006. 

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