Three Tough Guys
|Directed by||Duccio Tessari|
|Produced by||Dino De Laurentiis|
|Music by||Isaac Hayes|
|Editing by||Mario Morra|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Three Tough Guys (also known as Tough Guys) is a 1974 crime-action film directed by Duccio Tessari. 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.
- Lino Ventura - Father Charlie
- Isaac Hayes - Lee
- Fred Williamson - Joe Snake
- Paula Kelly - Fay
- William Berger - Captain Ryan
- Vittorio Sanipoli - Mike Petralia
- Lorella De Luca - Anne Lombardo
- Mario Erpichini - Gene Lombardo
- Jess Hahn - The Bartender
- Jacques Herlin - Mike Petralia
- Guido Leontini - Sgt. Sam
- Luciano Salce - The bishop
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.
- Title Theme - 2:32
- Randolph & Dearborn - 4:24
- The Red Rooster - 4:04
- Joe Bell - 4:57
- Hung Up On My Baby - 6:15
- Kidnapped - 2:40
- Run Fay Run - 2:45
- Buns O' Plenty - 4:37
- The End Theme - 1:13
- Joe Bob Briggs. Profoundly disturbing. Universe, 2003.
- Roberto Curti. Italia odia: il cinema poliziesco italiano. Lindau, 2006.
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