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Released 1981
Distributor AVCO Embassy Pictures

Although not widely distributed theatrically, Sergio Corbucci’s little-known Italian-Spanish superhero comedy has a tremendous fan base of kids who saw it on HBO in the early 80s. Terence Hill (Mario Girotti), who usually made comic westerns with partner Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli), is Dave Speed, telekinetic flying supercop, who makes life tough for his bewildered partner Ernest Borgnine.

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About Eli Roth

Eli Roth wrote, directed, and produced the horror films Cabin FeverHostel and Hostel: Part II, all made independently and on a low budget, in the tradition of his heroes.  His producing credits include The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism, Part II and he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. Most recently he wrote executed produced and directed the series Hemlock Grove for Netflix. As a child Roth was obsessed with horror movies, and was sawed in half with a chain saw at his Bar Mitzvah, much to the horror of his entire extended family. His future projects include an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller Cell and Trailer Trash, an entire movie of fake trailers.  

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