Actor Charles Napier in Umberto Lenzi's Final Film
Italian Title: TRUCCHI BRUTTI [Ugly Tricks or Mean Tricks]
also known as HORNSBY E RODRIGUEZ SFIDA CRIMINALE [Hornsby and
Rodriguez: Criminal Challenge]
starring: Charles Napier · Steffano Sabelli · Iris Peynado · David Brandon
· Bettina Giovannini · David Warbeck
is a recently retired FBI agent who heads to Santa Cruz Bolivia to check
on his old partner Frank Mendoza. The rumor is that Mendoza has gone dirty
and is involved in drug trafficking. Hornsby wants the truth. But no sooner
than he arrives, his ex-partner is gunned down. The local police are convinced
that Mendoza was dealing but Hornsby convinces Detective Alfonso Rodriguez
to help him expose the real villain - Lawton (aka The Cobra) - a notorious
drug dealer and International sex trafficker.
Umberto Lenzi made this motion picture in 1992 before retiring from the
movie business. It will probably remain his final film. He has since embarked
on a successful career as a novelist, first delivering a book based on
his film Cannibal Ferrox (1996) and then writing a series of murder
mysteries [four entries to date] set in the 1930s and '40s called Roma
Assassina involving real-life characters of the Italian film industry.
His most recent novel Cuore Criminale was released in late 2016.
actor Charles Napier is best known for the movies he made with Russ Meyer,
including Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Super Vixens and
Harry Cherry and Raquel. Through the '80s and '90s, he did a lots
of TV work in the United States (appearing in The A-Team,
Night Court, Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, CHiPS,
BJ and The Bear, et al) and made his movies for Italian studios
(including Ruggero Deodato's CAMPING
DEL TERROR, Antonio Margheritti's ALIEN
FROM THE DEEP, et al). Mr Charles Napier died from a stroke
at age 75, October 2011.
Italian Film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), 109 minutes,
DVD encoded for
ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include theatrical trailers.
Recommended For Adult Audiences