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Post by Stuntman Mike » 16/01/2024, 1:05

On Afganistan - The last war bus (L'ultimo bus di guerra) (1989), Mario Novelli is one of the lead actors. Many sources (including IMDb) credit him as Capt. Bowie.
This is Bowie:
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Someone has any opinion about the corrispondence with Novelli? His appearance is very different from the Novelli we know. Also Nick is very doubtful.
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Post by Johan Melle » 16/01/2024, 1:24

Stuntman Mike wrote:
16/01/2024, 1:05
On Afganistan - The last war bus (L'ultimo bus di guerra) (1989), Mario Novelli is one of the lead actors. Many sources (including IMDb) credit him as Capt. Bowie.
This is Bowie:
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Someone has any opinion about the corrispondence with Novelli? His appearance is very different from the Novelli we know. Also Nick is very doubtful.
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He's not Novelli. He is Branko Djuric, Yugoslavian actor seen in various other Italian films shot in Yugoslavia in the late 80s and early 90s.

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Post by van den bremt rudy » 16/01/2024, 1:34

On it.wikipedia.org i found Mario credited as Prisoner of war.
In the story, there are 2 P.O.W.S. (prisoner of wars) who are liberated by a teenage boy and the protagonists ?
Is he one of the prisoners ?

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Post by Stuntman Mike » 16/01/2024, 9:02

I checked again. More or less halfway through the film, two American prisoners are freed: one is the actor Bobby Rhodes and the other one is our white-haired suspect, who according to Johan Melle is the actor Branko Djuric.
In the place where they are freed there are other Russian prisoners inside a cage, and the only one who reminds me a little of Novelli seems to be this one, even if in my opinion it's not him (he doesn't even have any lines or action, so it seems exaggerated to have him in the opening credits)
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on IMDb Djuric is credited as "Russian commander".
I don't really know what to think.
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I found now a photo of Djuric that I think confirm is role for Cap. Bowie.
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at this point it occurs to me that whatever Novelli's role was has probably been cut. I can't find any other explanation.
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Post by Cinema Italiano » 16/01/2024, 9:04

Stuntman Mike wrote:
16/01/2024, 9:02
I checked again. More or less halfway through the film, two American prisoners are freed: one is the actor Bobby Rhodes and the other one is our white-haired suspect, who according to Johan Melle is the actor Branko Djuric.
In the place where they are freed there are other Russian prisoners inside a cage, and the only one who reminds me a little of Novelli seems to be this one, even if in my opinion it's not him (he doesn't even have any lines or action, so it seems exaggerated to have him in the opening credits)
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on IMDb Djuric is credited as "Russina commander".
I don't really know what to think.
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I agree with you: not Novelli

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Post by Stuntman Mike » 16/01/2024, 9:10

I would say that for the moment I will only leave the credits. Let's see if anyone in the future will be able to find out where Novelli is hiding and who he plays!

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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/01/2024, 11:12

Stuntman Mike wrote:
16/01/2024, 9:10
I would say that for the moment I will only leave the credits. Let's see if anyone in the future will be able to find out where Novelli is hiding and who he plays!
That sounds like the best idea, though he does seem to have quite a few "not found" roles from the later part of his career

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Post by FatmanDan » 10/02/2024, 1:14

Is that Rosy the Soldier on Azzaretto's side in ´I due parà`?
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/02/2024, 11:20

FatmanDan wrote:
10/02/2024, 1:14
Is that Rosy the Soldier on Azzaretto's side in ´I due parà`?
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I would say probably, are there any other shots where you can see his eyes?

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Post by FatmanDan » 12/02/2024, 0:58

PeplumParadise wrote:
10/02/2024, 11:20
FatmanDan wrote:
10/02/2024, 1:14
Is that Rosy the Soldier on Azzaretto's side in ´I due parà`?
calogero azzaretto i 2 para.jpg
I would say probably, are there any other shots where you can see his eyes?
I've no idea, I found this in someone else's thread.

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