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Cut and Run
Straight to Hell / Amazon: Savage Adventure

Italy 1985
produced by
Alessandro Fracassi for Racing Pictures
directed by Ruggero Deodato
starring Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames, Richard Lynch, Richard Bright, John Steiner, Gabriele Tinti, Michael Berryman, Eriq La Salle, Valentina Forte, Karen Black, Barbara Magnolfi, Penny Brown, Carlos de Carvalho, Edward Farrelly, Ottaviano Dell'Aqua
written by Cesare Frugoni, Dardano Sacchetti, music by Claudio Simonetti

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Researching a story on drugrunners in Miami, TV reporter Fran (Lisa Blount) and her cameraman Mark (Leonard Mann) stumble over a picture of Tommy (Willie Aames), the son of their boss Allo (Richard Bright), who has disappeared in the Amazon jungle months ago ... and thus it doesn't take them long to persuade Allo to send them down to the Amazon jungle to a) find his son, and b) interview General Horne (Richard Lynch), a man who seems to have mysteriously survived the Jonestown Massacre and who seems to have his hands in the drugrunning business one way or another ...

... Tommy meanwhile is held in Vlado's (John Steiner) heroin production workshop, somewhere in the middle of the jungle. His attempts to escape have added up to naught so far, but he doesn't give up and makes another plan, to escape by the supply-airplane that night ... and he wants to take Ana (Valentina Forte), the only girl here who was ever nice to him, with him. But fate intervenes, and before the supply plane even arrives, a bunch of savage natives overrun the camp and kill everyone in sight ... everyone but Tommy and Ana that is, but the two get seperated ...

Later, Fran and Mark arrive with the supply plane, but their pilot (Carlos De Carvalho) is killed upon arrival. For some reason though, the natives seem to not even take notice of Fran and Mark, so they survive the night and the next morning find Ana. The three of them decide to take a hike through the jungle to the next village ... but it's not long before Ana is brutally killed by the natives. Then Fran and Mark stumble over Tommy and they decide to make the rest of the way by boat ... but soon enough, they are captured by General Horne and his men (exactly the natives who have overrun the camp), and the general just doesn't have a liking to nosey reporters ... so he orders to have them killed in the morning.

Meanwhile though, Tommy's father Allo has figured out where his son and Fran and Mark are from the TV transmissions Fran regularly sent him and has organized a rescue mission.

When General Horne the next day hears helicopters approaching his camp, he agrees to do an interview with Fran after all ... and has himself beheaded live in front of the camera.

With their leader gone, Horne's native tribe is easily overrun, Tommy is saved, and Mark and Fran fly off in a waterplane that just happens to be around - but of course, the natives' hunky lead henchman (Michael Berryman from The Hills have Eyes) has hidden in the plane, and just before the credits roll, they have to kill him too.

Ruggero Deodato's third expedition into cannibal country - though technically speaking, the natives are not cannibals as in eating other humans, but are just as violent - mixes some tried-and-true genre elements with elements of drugrunner films and a bit of factoids from the Jonestown Massacre ... but the mix is much more coherent as it sounds on paper: On the plus side, Cut and Run is a competently done violent jungle adventure, on the debit side though the film is just that and nothing more, the script is pretty much run-of-the-mill (and even a bit muddled), direction never exceeds the competent-level, acting is pretty much so-so (with exceptions, e.g. Richard Lynch) and the film totally lacks any memorable setpieces.

So, Cut and Run is well-done, but it's not a good film. It's not too bad either ... but who wants to see a film that's not too bad ?


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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