The movie was shot in 1966 but was not released for two years. It stars Dustin Hoffman, in his first movie role, as Jason Fister, a young U.S. Treasury Dept. official sent to Rome to recover a large sum of money owed to the United States government by a deceased mobster.
The film is in the lowbrow comedy genre, with comic stop-action chase scenes, as well as many scenes involving spaghetti western-style gunplay on the streets of Rome. Hoffman's Fister is a seemingly naive and mild-mannered bureaucrat with a sense for sniffing out phonies.
The interiors of the film were shot largely in Spain, with exteriors in Rome.
|Directed by||Stanley Prager|
|Produced by||Sidney W. Pink|
|Written by||José Luis Bayonas|
Altamira Films (Spain) (theatrical)|
American International Pictures (USA) (theatrical)
Troma Entertainment (Home Video)
86 mins |
93 mins (Spain)
|Country||Italy Spain United States|