Hector the Mighty

Hector the Mighty (Italian: Ettore lo fusto) is a 1972 Italian comedy film directed by Enzo G. Castellari. A parody of Homer's Iliad set in modern times, it is loosely based on the 1966 novel Le roi des Mirmidous by Henri Viard and Bernard Zacharias.[1][2]

Hector the Mighty
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Directed byEnzo G. Castellari
Produced byEdmondo Amati
Raoul Katz
Written byEnzo G. Castellari
Sandro Continenza
Lucio Fulci
Leonardo Martín
Music byFrancesco De Masi
CinematographyGuglielmo Mancori
Release date
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

Italian horror film director Lucio Fulci co-wrote the screenplay. Producer Edmondo Amati wanted Fulci to direct it, but Fulci thought it was an inferior project and was able to get out of doing it, even though he was under contract to Amati at the time.[3]

PlotEdit

A pimp named Horny Hector operates a brothel on property coveted by Cardinal Giove. The Cardinal comes up with a plan to force Hector into selling him the land by kidnapping Helen (an updating of the Helen of Troy story), triggering a small gang war.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059350.
  2. ^ Gianfranco Casadio. I mitici eroi: il cinema "peplum" nel cinema italiano dall'avvento del sonoro a oggi (1930-1993). Longo, 2007. ISBN 8880635298.
  3. ^ Howarth,Troy (2015). "Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and his Films". Midnight Marquee Press. Page 59
  4. ^ Howarth,Troy (2015). "Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and his Films". Midnight Marquee Press. Page 59

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