Loaded Guns

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Loaded Guns
Colpo in canna.jpg
Directed by Fernando di Leo
Screenplay by Fernando di Leo[1]
Story by Fernando di Leo[1]
Starring
Music by Luis Enriquez Bacalov[1]
Cinematography Roberto Gerardi[1]
Edited by Amedeo Giomini[1]
Production
company
Cineproduzioni Daunia 70[1]
Distributed by Alpherat
Release date
  • 18 January 1975 (1975-01-18) (Italy)
Running time
100 minutes[1]
Country Italy[1]
Box office ₤699.455 million

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

Ursula Andress in Loaded Guns (1975)
Ursula Andress in Loaded Guns (1975)

Plot[edit]

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

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Curti 2013, p. 141.
  2. ^ a b c Curti 2013, p. 142.

Sources[edit]

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

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