Fair Game (1988 film)

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Fair Game
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Directed byMario Orfini
Written byMario Orfini
Lidia Ravera
StarringTrudie Styler
Music byGiorgio Moroder
CinematographyDante Spinotti
Edited byClaudio M. Cutry
Distributed byWarner Bros. Italia
Release date
  • 1988 (1988)
CountryItaly
LanguageEnglish

Fair Game (Italian: Mamba) is a 1988 Italian thriller-horror film written and directed by Mario Orfini.

Plot[edit]

After being dumped by his girlfriend Eva, who was tired of his constant negative and sexist attitude, Gene decides to take revenge killing her through a mamba, a venomous snake, to which he also injected hormones to increase its aggressiveness.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film had a budget of 4.6 million dollars.[1] Set design was made by Ferdinando Scarfiotti, while costumes are by Milena Canonero.[2] It was shot between Los Angeles, Cinecittà and the Mojave Desert.[1] To reproduce the movements of the mamba, Orfini used the technique of steadicam.[3]

Reception[edit]

The film bombed at the Italian box office, grossing only 539,521,000 lire.[4] It was distributed in 36 foreign countries.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. is "Fair Game"". Times Daily. August 1, 1987. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ Laura Putti (August 1, 1987). "Eva & il serpente". La Repubblica. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  3. ^ Serena Ferrara. Steadicam: techniques and aesthetics. Focal Press, 2001. pp.75-76. ISBN 0-240-51607-9.
  4. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. p. 16. ISBN 887742429X.
  5. ^ Silvia Bizio (July 24, 2000). "Orfini va a Hollywood con il nuovo John Ford". La Repubblica. Retrieved 25 April 2015.

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