Flatfoot in Africa

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Piedone l'africano
(Flatfoot in Africa)
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Directed by Steno
Produced byLaser Rialto Film
Written by Steno
Giovanni Simonelli
Franco Verucci
Starring Bud Spencer
Enzo Cannavale
Dagmar Lassander
Music by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
CinematographyAlberto Spagnoli
Edited by Mario Morra
Distributed by Titanus
Medusa Film
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
108 minutes
Country Italy
South Africa

Piedone l'africano (internationally released as Flatfoot in Africa, Knock-Out Cop and The K.O. Cop) is a 1978 Italian "poliziottesco"-comedy film directed by Steno. It is the third and penultimate chapter in the "Flatfoot" film series. [1] [2] [3]



A trail of illicit diamonds takes Flatfoot and his acquaintance, Naples police commissioner Caputo, from Johannesburg to Swakopmund in the hopes of breaking up a South African smuggling ring. They are joined by Bodo, an African child, and confounded in their search by corrupt mining officials and an antagonistic inspector in the South-West African police.


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