Movies like Contraband 1980

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Contraband
Original name: Luca il contrabbandiere
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, gang, gangsters, crime, drug dealing, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, chase, sadist, mafia, violence, crimes, rivalry, leadership, track down, idealism, cigarette, couple relations, frame up, tough heroes, good versus evil, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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The Heroin Busters
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Duration: 132 min.
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