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Director  Duccio Tessari
Cinematography  Aldo Tonti
Country  Italy
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Crime
Music director  Isaac Hayes
Produced by  Dino De Laurentiis
Language  Italian
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Release date  1974 (1974)
Writer  Nicola Badalucco, Georges Dutter (French dialogue), Luciano Vincenzoni (story)
Cast  Lino Ventura (Father Charlie), Isaac Hayes (Lee), Fred Williamson (Joe Snake), Paula Kelly (Fay), William Berger (Captain Ryan), Vittorio Sanipoli (Mike Petralia)
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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.


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Roman Catholic priest Father Charlie and former police officer Lee solve a bank robbery mystery that stretches across the city. After Lee is removed from the force due to $1,000,000 being stolen from the bank, Father Charlie helps him to gain revenge for the loss of one of his friends.


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  • 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
  • Production

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    Three Tough Guys was filmed as Vasca Navale in Rome and on location in Chicago between September 4 and October 1973. The film was Isaac Hayes' acting debut.


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    Three Tough Guys opened in New York on March 15, 1974. was released in France under the title Les durs on May 29, 1974. It was released in Italy under the title Uomini duri where it was distributed by Titanus. It grossed a total of 761.271 million Italian lire. Italian film historian and critic Roberto Curti said this gross was "moderate, but not outstanding success" as it had grossed less than half of Enzo G. Castellari's Street Law.


    The soundtrack was composed, conducted and performed by Isaac Hayes, with string arrangements performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and rhythm tracks performed by Isaac Hayes' band, The Movement. The original LP record, Tough Guys, was released by Enterprise Records, an imprint of Stax Records.

    The main theme of Three Tough Guys would be used in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2.

    Original Track listing

    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


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