Fabrizio De Angelis

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Fabrizio De Angelis
Other namesLarry Ludman
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, producer

Fabrizio De Angelis is an Italian director, screenwriter and producer.


Life and career

Born in Rome, De Angelis started his career in the 1970s as a producer of genre films, often collaborating with Lucio Fulci, Joe D'Amato, Enzo G. Castellari and Umberto Lenzi. [1] In 1983 he adopted the stage name Larry Ludman and debuted as director and screenwriter with the action film Thunder Warrior , whose success led to two sequels. [1] [2] He got another major success with Il ragazzo del kimono d'oro (aka Karate Warrior), a ripoff of The Karate Kid which generated six films and a TV miniseries, all written, produced and directed by De Angelis. [1] [2]

Selected filmography

TitleYearCredited asNotesRef(s)
Violent Rome 1975YesProduction manager [3] [4]
Violent Naples 1976Yes [3] [5]
Emanuelle Around the World 1977Yes [6] [7]
Zombi 2 1979Yes [8] [9]
Day of the Cobra 1980YesExecutive producer [10]
The Beyond 1981Yes [11]
The House by the Cemetery Yes [12]
The New York Ripper 1982Yes [13] [14]
Manhattan Baby Yes [15] [16]
1990: The Bronx Warriors Yes [17]
The New Barbarians 1983Yes [18] [19]
Operation Nam 1986YesYesYesYesScreen story writer [20]
Paganini Horror 1989Yes [21]
Zombie Holocaust N/AYesScreen story writer [22]
Thunder Warrior N/AYesYes [23]
Impatto mortaleN/AYesYes [24]
Man Hunt N/AYesYes [25]
Thunder Warrior II N/AYesYesYesScreen story writer [26]
Colpo di StatoN/AYesYesYesScreen story writer, set designer [27]
Karate Warrior N/AYesYesYesScreen story writer [28]
Il ragazzo dal kimono d'oro 2N/AYesYesYesScreen story writer [29]
Killer Crocodile N/AYesYesYesScreen story writer [30]


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  2. 1 2 Marco Giusti. Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer,1999. ISBN   8820029197.
  3. 1 2 Curti 2013, p. 200.
  4. Curti 2013, p. 156.
  5. Curti 2013, p. 201.
  6. Shipka 2011, p. 159.
  7. Shipka 2011, p. 161.
  8. Milne, Tom (1980). "Zombie Flesh-Eaters "(Zombi 2)"". Monthly Film Bulletin . London. 47 (552): 55. ISSN   0027-0407.
  9. Firsching, Robert. "Zombie". AllMovie. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  10. Curti 2013, p. 271.
  11. Curti 2019, p. 64.
  12. Curti 2019, p. 85.
  13. Howarth 2015, p. 246.
  14. Firsching, Robert. "New York Ripper". AllMovie. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  15. Curti 2019, p. 101.
  16. Curti 2019, p. 102.
  17. Newman, Kim (1983). "Bronx Warriors "(1990 I Guerrieri del Bronx)"". Monthly Film Bulletin . London: British Film Institute. 50 (588): 191–192.
  18. Mannikka, Eleanor. "The New Barbarians". Archived from the original on 17 November 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  19. Willis 1985, p. 439.
  20. "Die Rückkehr der Wildgänse". Filmportal.de (in German). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  21. Curti 2019, p. 181.
  22. "Zombi Holocaust (1980)" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  23. "Thunder (1983)" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  24. "Impatto mortale (1984)" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  25. "Cane arrabbiato (1984)" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  26. "Thunder 2 (1987)" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  27. "Colpo di Stato" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  28. "Il ragazzo dal kimono d'oro (1987)" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  29. "Il ragazzo dal kimono d'oro 2 (1988)" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  30. "Killer Crocodile (1989)" (in Italian). Archivio del cinema Italiano. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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