If you turned on HBO or Cinemax during the early 80’s you were guaranteed the pleasure of viewing one of two amazing Psychotronic films that were on constant rotation at the time: The three-bladed badassedness of The Sword & The Sorcerer, or the oddball Italian-Spanish hybrid comedy, SuperFuzz. How awesome is SuperFuzz? Two words: Ernest Borgnine.
Superfuzz stars poorly-dubbed, Italian actor, Terence Hill as Officer Dave Speed of the Miami PD, who is granted superpowers when, visiting an Indian reservation, get struck by a nuclear blast from a nearby military base. Dave becomes practically invincible, except, when he sees the color red. And that is the crux of the comedic elements of the film, as red is a pretty common color in society in general.
What makes Superfuzz so freaking awesome is Terence Hill’s over-the-top performance. Even in the most tired attempts at comedy, Terence Hill sells it, mugging for the camera, his deranged expressions a display of sweaty, coked-up, hyperactive ladies man. Well, that and the terrible dubbing into English, weird camera angles, bad special effects, and Ernest Borgnine looking completely out of place but having fun none the less.
Directed by Sergio Corbucci