|Three Tough Guys|
|Directed by||Duccio Tessari|
|Produced by||Dino De Laurentiis|
|Music by||Isaac Hayes|
|Edited by||Mario Morra|
|Box office||₤761.271 million|
Three Tough Guys (also known as Tough Guys) is a 1974 crime-action film directed by Duccio Tessari.It may be regarded as an example of the Blaxploitation genre. It stars Lino Ventura, Fred Williamson and Isaac Hayes, who also composed the soundtrack. It is a coproduction between United States, Italy (where it was released Uomini duri) and France (where is known as Les Durs). The film was shot in Chicago.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charlie and former police officer Lee solve a bank robbery mystery that stretches across the city. After Lee is removed from the force due to $1,000,000 being stolen from the bank, Father Charlie helps him to gain revenge for the loss of one of his friends.
Three Tough Guys was filmed as Vasca Navale in Rome and on location in Chicago between September 4 and October 1973.The film was Isaac Hayes' acting debut.
Three Tough Guys opened in New York on March 15, 1974.was released in France under the title Les durs on May 29, 1974. It was released in Italy under the title Uomini duri where it was distributed by Titanus. It grossed a total of 761.271 million Italian lire. Italian film historian and critic Roberto Curti said this gross was "moderate, but not outstanding success" as it had grossed less than half of Enzo G. Castellari's Street Law .
|Soundtrack album by|
|Label|| Enterprise |
|Isaac Hayes chronology|
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