The best Emilio Messina’s movies

Emilio Messina

Emilio Messina

24/02/1936- 24/04/2007
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The Great Silence

The Great Silence
7.7/10
  • Genre: ActionWestern
  • Release: 21/02/1968
  • Character: Silence's Father in Flashback
A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.

Loaded Guns

Loaded Guns
4.7/10
  • Genre: ActionComedyCrime
  • Release: 18/01/1975
  • Character: Police Car Driver (uncredited)
An air hostess gets involved in Naples, against her will, in the in-fighting amongst rival gangs.

The Big Racket

The Big Racket
7.1/10
Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles a criminal gang terrorising a sleepy Italian town, extorting cash from the local merchants. With the threat of violence, no one dares to act, except for a restaurant owner who is forced by Palmieri to tell the truth. As a result, the owner's young daughter is raped, and the violence continues. Discovering that the gang is associated with drug dealers, Palmieri is forbidden to continue investigating his case by his superior - so he takes matters into his own hands. Palmieri recruits a couple of men who have become victims of the gang and sets out for a bloody revenge.

Django the Bastard

Django the Bastard
6.1/10
A Union soldier returns from the dead to take revenge on three officers who betrayed his unit in battle.

Goliath and the Sins of Babylon

Goliath and the Sins of Babylon
5.3/10
Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people.

Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon

Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon
4.2/10
Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress.

The Heroin Busters

The Heroin Busters
6.5/10
Drug use in the city of Rome is at an all-time high. Children score from dealers in front of their schools, mules waltz straight through airport security, and Interpol's main man, Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings), is at his wits' end. Fed up to the back teeth with the local police force's incompetence, his only hope is to rely on one of his own men, Fabio (Fabio Testi), an officer so deep undercover that no-one but Hamilton knows who he really is. Even as Fabio gains the trust of cartel leader Gianni (John Loffredo), however, the dealers are edging ever closer to the truth, and when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted as Fabio finds himself alone in a desperate fight to survive.

The Seven Magnificent Gladiators

The Seven Magnificent Gladiators
3.6/10
A bandit leader endowed with supernatural powers by his sorceress mother makes yearly raids on a peasant village. However, the women of the village come into possession of a magic sword, and go in search of a hero who is able to wield it and save their village from the evil bandit.

Superargo and the Faceless Giants

Superargo and the Faceless Giants
4.4/10
A masked wrestler/superhero goes up against a madman and his army of robots.

Jungle Warriors

Jungle Warriors
4.5/10
A group of models fly into the jungle of some South American country to look for a photo location. Their plane is shot down and they are captured by a drug baron's private army. At the same time, the Mafia's representative arrive to negotiate future collaboration.

Shoot, Gringo... Shoot!

Shoot, Gringo... Shoot!
5.7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 31/08/1968
  • Character: Soldier in Doneghan's Army (as Van Lanen)
Chad Stark is offered his life and a nice ammount of dollars if he is to bring back the runaway son of mexican land-owner Gutierrez . This son, Fidel, teams up with an outlaw band lead by a former military man going by the name The Major. When Stark finds Fidel he is reintroduced to an old acquaintance which makes his job of returning the son a lot more difficult.

The Unholy Four

The Unholy Four
6/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 11/03/1970
  • Character: Big John (uncredited)
A young man who has lost his memory, escapes from prison with three other convicts. The other men help him find back bits of his past, until they arrive at a village where two warring families recognize him. Apparently he has a reputation for being a fast gun, and he has been paid to kill a man - who says he is his father. His younger brother is jealous of the attention the prodigal son receives, and things come to a dramatic end.

Flashman

Flashman
4.7/10
Though set in England, Flashman is another fun Italian production from the late 60s that leans on -attempted- humor and is heavily inspired by Batman. He's even got a very Battish theme song…. The somewhat convoluted plot concerns two gang of thieves who rob the same bank. One is a band of babes headed by a ruthless woman; the other is a group of thugs lead by a guy who has a serum that can turn anyone invisible. The employee they rob is none other than Flashman in disguise.

SuperSeven Calling Cairo

SuperSeven Calling Cairo
5.1/10
  • Genre: ActionDrama
  • Release: 30/12/1965
  • Character: Nickols
Super 7 looks for a piece of a new metal hidden in a camera.

Colossus of the Arena

Colossus of the Arena
5.8/10
A powerful man posing as a gladiator in Rome's fourth century discovers a plan to put the beautiful Queen in prison, which he thwarts by exposing a sinister duke as a traitor.

Virtual Weapon

Virtual Weapon
4.4/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 25/08/1997
  • Character: White-haired, full-bearded puncher
A detective duo hunts a criminal organization, which is using an unknown liquid explosive material.

Two Brothers in Trinity

Two Brothers in Trinity
4.7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 26/04/1972
  • Character: Player
Charming, blithely amoral devil-may-care rogue Jesse Smith and peaceful, devout straight-arrow Mormon Lester O'Hara are estranged half brothers who are reunited after receiving a sizable inheritance from their deceased mother. The wildly contrasting mismatched duo get into all sorts of trouble while trying to claim said inheritance. Written by Woodyanders

Ursus and the Tartar Princess

Ursus and the Tartar Princess
4.7/10
Peplum movie from 1961

Superargo vs Diabolicus

Superargo vs Diabolicus
4.7/10
After accidentally killing an opponent on the ring, masked wrestler Superargo quits wrestling and, following the advice of his friend Col. Alex Kinski of the Secret Service, becomes a secret agent, using his superhuman abilities to stop villain Diabolicus' plans to wreck global economy by turning uranium into gold.

Gunan, King of the Barbarians

Gunan, King of the Barbarians
3.4/10
  • Genre: ActionAdventure
  • Release: 09/09/1982
  • Character: Nuriak (as Emil Messina)
The peaceful countryside village of Solmen is savagely assaulted by wild Ungats led by bloodthirsty Magen. In the midst of battle, two baby boys are miraculously saved by a tribe of Amazon warriors known as the Kuniats. The warriors nurture and train the boys for future struggles. The stronger of the two is named , Gunan The Invincible. It is up to Gunan to avenge the annihilation of his people. Gunan stages a spectacular one man war of vengeance against his enemy the Ungats, but they prove to be a formidable enemy, and much bloodshed ensues.

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