Original Title: L’amico del padrino (The Godfather’s Friend)
Italy – 1972
Director – Frank Agrama
Saturn Productions Incorporated Video, 1988, VHS
Run Time – 1 hour, 27 minutes
Richard Harrison) may have gone different directions on the path of good and evil, but they’re both womanizing hitmen working for the mafia.
Frank Agrama, the guy who brought us such classics as Dawn of the Mummy. Agrama’s aversion to coherence makes it difficult to verify any plot thread for certain. It was only with the addition of two women that differences besides fashion sense became apparent between Richard and Antonio.
Erika Blanc) however is more calculating and more loyal, and with some trepidation she accepts his cold reserved attitude. Antonio immediately uses Layla, but rejects her demands for reciprocation. By the end of the movie she returns to Richard, where though marginalized, she at least feels safe. Eventually in the final scenes she is killed outright helping Richard during a firefight with his former employer’s men. Richard’s emotional distance and secretiveness are crucial to his identity, and Jenny's acceptance of this mark her as the proper woman, subordinate to the male need for freedom of action and from explanation.