Goldface, il Fantastico Superman
Goldface, the Fantastic Superman
Cinematografica Associati, Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas
directed by Bitto Albertini (as Stanley Mitchell)
starring Espartaco Santoni (as Robert Anthony), Evi Marandi, Big Matthews, Micaela Pignatelli, Manuel Monroy, Romano Giomini, Hugo Pimentel, Leontine May, Lothar
written by Billo Albertini, Jaime Jesús Blacázar, Italo Fasan, Ambrogio Molteni, music by Franco Pisano, Piero Umiliani, edited by Bruno Mattei (as Jordan B.Matthews)
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There's a new terrorist in town, the mysterious and always masked
Cobra, and he's blowing up industrial plants left and right, and now
blackmails industrialist Pereira into paying him 2 million Dollars.
Pereira gives in and lets his trusted employee Villmar (Espartaco Santoni)
handle the handover of the money - which is a good idea because Villmar
the mild-mannered and absent-minded scientist is secretly masked
championship wrestler Goldface, and after he has handed the money over as
Villmar, he gets it back as Goldface.
Cobra is not too pleased about
this development of events, but whatever his men do, it seems Goldface is
a few steps ahead of them. Especially Cobra's attempts to kidnap Pereira's
daughter Pam for ransom fail time and again. Still, Cobra is very
well-informed about the goings-on in Pereira's company, so much so that
Goldface soon figures there must be a mole, and it turns out to be
Pereira's administrator Gunner, whom Goldface eventually scares the shit
out of, so that Gunner makes an escape right to Cobra's lair ... and
Goldface follows in a safe distance.
Eventually, Cobra manages to kidnap
Pam after all, and now Goldface knows he must strike, and thus infiltrates
Cobra's secret island together with his black sidekick (Big Matthews), and
once Pam is freed and safe, the police, which has been in hiding waiting
for Goldface's signal, strikes, and pretty much all of Cobra's men are
machine-gunned to death, Cobra is revealed to be industrialist Matthews,
and Matthews' fiancée Olga, who has long fallen for Goldface, kills
Cobra's female sidekick single-handedly. Matthews though seems to get away
in a helicopter - until it's shot down by two police helicopters.
end, Goldface gets the girl - Olga that is.
Not a classic of
any kind, but one of these loveable European 1960's superhero-movies
(though strictlyspeaking, Goldface is not a superhero but a wrestler in
in which realism and narrative logic and stringency always take second
seat behind action scenes - that aren't necesarily all that well-made, and
the low budget does painfully show in some scenes. But the whole point of
the movie it seems are not its objective qualities but its high camp
factor that makes it fun to watch not despite but because of its