Stephen Boyd and Howard Ross in “L’uomo che sfidò l’organizzazione” (1975)

During the time that Stephen Boyd was in Spain in 1975 filming “Casa Manchada” with director José Antonio Nieves Conde, he took time for another Italian movie production which was also filmed in Spain called “L’uomo che sfidò l’organizzazione”, or “One Man Against the Organization”. This was a typical violent Italian-dubbed crime thriller from the era, but this film is particularly well edited and entertaining. The best part about this film are the actors. Stephen Boyd plays the Drug Enforcement Agent Stephen McCormick, who acts as a guardian angel to our hero, Howard Ross. Stephen looks very handsome and polished in this movie wearing jackets, turtlenecks and neck-ties, and he also gets to sport some very sexy glasses.  Howard Ross, an Italian actor,  co-starred in no less than five movies with Stephen! (“Marta”, “The Great Swindle”, “A Man Called Noon”, & “Those Dirty Dogs”).  Howard Ross was great at playing muscle strong men (he started out is career in minor roles in several Italian ‘sword and sandal’ Hercules films and Spaghetti Westerns), and in this movie he actually gets to be the hero.  Karin Schubert is a stunning German actress who makes an eye-catching, tough heroine (in a Tarantino style way).  The soundtrack by Luis Bacalov is especially catchy and vibrant, and is officially available as a soundtrack CD.

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