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Pietro Torrisi

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:09

Pietro Torrisi in Sette contro tutti (1965)
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Pietro Torrisi is a stuntman and actor, active in Italian films from the start of the 60's and still working as recently as 2005.

He was born, according to all available sources, on January 20th 1940 in Catania, Italy. He came to films from the world of bodybuilding, having won the "Mr. Italy" title, and he worked steadily in small, mostly uncredited roles in the various action genres throughout the 60's and 70's.

In the early 80's he belatedly became a leading man, under the pseudonym Peter McCoy, in the sword and sorcery genre which sprang up in the wake of the success of the Conan movies. The general quality of the films however was rather poor and the genre was short-lived, so by the end of 1983 he was back to uncredited supporting roles.

His last known appearances were stunt roles in the big-budget international productions Rome and Casanova (both 2005), since which time he has made occasional appearances at conventions and on television interview shows. As far as is known he is still living at the time of writing.

I have started Pietro's topic only with roles found by myself, so there are plenty more to be added, particularly from westerns and later in his career.


FILMOGRAPHY
1961
  1. Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (uncredited) .... Torturer's aide
  2. Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai (uncredited) .... Wrestler

    1962
  3. Le 7 fatiche di Alì Babà (uncredited) .... Slave of the Wizard of Sesame / City guard / Strong man pushing wheel

    1963
  4. I dieci gladiatori (credited) .... Gladiator

    1964
  5. 002 agenti segretissimi (credited as Francesco Torrisi) .... Bodybuilder
  6. Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (uncredited) .... Wrestler
  7. Ercole l'invincibile (uncredited) .... Guard
  8. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (credited as Gordon Steve) .... Linezius
  9. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (credited as Gordon Steve) .... Linezius
  10. Il trionfo di Ercole (uncredited) .... Golden fighter

    1965
  11. Agente 3S3: Passaporto per l'inferno (uncredited) .... Bar customer in Vienna
  12. Golia alla conquista di Bagdad (uncredited) .... Wrestler
  13. Sette contro tutti (credited as Gordon Steven) .... Rebel gladiator

    1966
  14. A 077, sfida ai killers (uncredited) .... Fighter in bar
  15. Agente 3S3, massacro al sole (uncredited) .... Lady York's bodyguard
  16. Black Box Affair - Il mondo trema (uncredited) .... Russian fighter
  17. Djurado (uncredited) .... Dallas henchman
  18. Superargo contro Diabolicus (uncredited) .... Diabolicus henchman
  19. Un fiume di dollari (uncredited) .... Henchman

    1967
  20. El desperado (uncredited) .... Barroom brawler
  21. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino (credited?) .... Cowboy in dream sequence
  22. Il cobra (uncredited) .... Cobra henchman
  23. Le due facce del dollaro (uncredited) .... Bandit
  24. Le streghe (credited as Torrisi Piero) .... Silver super hero
  25. OK Connery (uncredited) .... Thai henchman
  26. Professionisti per un massacro (uncredited) .... Lloyd henchman

    1968
  27. Ammazzali tutti e torna solo (uncredited) .... Soldier(s)
  28. La freccia nera (TV mini-series) - episodes 3, 6 & 7 (uncredited) .... Merchant's escort / Assailant / Soldier / Nobleman
  29. Oggi a me... domani a te! (uncredited) .... Bill
  30. The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield (uncredited) .... Muscleman in Jayne's daydream

    1969
  31. Django il bastardo (uncredited) .... Murdock henchman
  32. ...E vennero in quattro per uccidere Sartana! (credited) .... Professional fighter
  33. Un esercito di 5 uomini (uncredited) .... Mexican officer

    1970
  34. Buon funerale amigos!...paga Sartana (uncredited) .... Casino bouncer
  35. ...E Dio disse a Caino (uncredited) .... Acombar henchman
  36. Franco e Ciccio sul sentiero di guerra (uncredited) .... Comanche warrior
  37. I vendicatori dell'Ave Maria (credited?) .... Sam
  38. Lo chiamavano Trinità... (uncredited) .... Harrison henchman
  39. Quel maledetto giorno d'inverno... Django e Sartana all'ultimo sangue (credited) .... Paco
  40. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (uncredited) .... Reverend henchman
  41. Shango, la pistola infallibile (uncredited) .... Martinez henchman

    1971
  42. Bella di giorno moglie di notte (credited) .... Maciste
  43. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (uncredited) .... Hitman
  44. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta (uncredited) An henchman
  45. Giù le mani... carogna! (uncredited) .... Card player involved in a fight
  46. Il venditore di morte (uncredited) .... Townsman
  47. La vendetta è un piatto che si serve freddo (uncredited) .... Butch
  48. La vita di Leonardo da Vinci (TV mini-series) - episode 2 (uncredited) .... Performer in the Feast of Paradise
  49. Le calde notti di Don Giovanni (credited as Peter Thorys) .... Alil
  50. Posate le pistole, reverendo (uncredited) .... Bandit

    1972
  51. Alleluja e Sartana figli di...Dio (uncredited) .... McGregor brother
  52. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico (uncredited) .... Barroom brawler
  53. Ettore lo fusto (uncredited) .... Gay biker gang member
  54. I due figli di trinità (uncredited) .... Sartana
  55. I due gattoni a nove code... e mezza ad Amsterdam (credited?) .... Man carrying the Franco mannequin
  56. Il west ti va stretto, amico...è arrivato alleluja (credited?) .... Nut cracker in hotel
  57. La mano lunga del padrino (credited) .... Gallo
  58. Trinità e Sartana figli di... (uncredited) .... Brawler

    1973
  59. 4 caporali e 1/2 e un colonnello tutto d'un pezzo (poster credit) .... Role?
  60. Diario segreto da un carcere femminile (uncredited) .... Henchman
  61. ...E il terzo giorno arrivo il corvo (uncredited) .... Lou Sloane
  62. Elena sì, ma... di Troia (uncredited) .... Ajax 1
  63. Fuori uno sotto un altro.... arriva il Passatore (uncredited) .... Carabinieri convoy leader
  64. Giorni d'amore sul filo di una lama (credited as Pietro Turrisi) .... Turi
  65. Il boss (uncredited) .... Hitman
  66. Il brigadiere Pasquale Zagaria ama la mamma e la polizia (uncredited) .... Zoppas henchman
  67. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (uncredited) .... Ranch hand
  68. La legge della camorra (credited) .... Mafioso henchman
  69. La morte ha sorriso all'assassino (uncredited) .... Dr. Sturgess's mute assistant
  70. Ming, ragazzi! (uncredited) .... Football player
  71. Piedone lo sbirro (uncredited) .... Policeman demolishing drug lab
  72. Primo tango a Roma... storia d'amore e d'alchimia (uncredited) .... Attacker
  73. Sentivano uno strano, eccitante, pericoloso puzzo di dollari (uncredited) .... Lumberjack
  74. Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) (uncredited) .... Henchman

    1974
  75. ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo! (uncredited) .... Gymnast
  76. Carambola (uncredited) .... Prison guard
  77. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno (uncredited) .... Georgie Striker
  78. Eroi all'inferno (uncredited) .... German van co-driver
  79. Quelli che contano (credited) .... Alfio Scannapieco
  80. The Arena / La rivolta delle gladiatrici (uncredited) .... Gladiator

    1975
  81. Ah sì? E io lo dico a Zzzzorro! (uncredited) .... Man carrying Zorro
  82. Carambola, filotto... tutti in buca (uncredited) .... Barroom brawler
  83. Che botte ragazzi! (uncredited) .... Barnes henchman
  84. L'ambizioso (credited) .... Aldo's henchman
  85. L'uomo che sfidò l'organizzazione (credited) .... Harry's henchman
  86. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! (uncredited) .... Gunman on firing range
  87. Piedone a Hong Kong (uncredited) .... Accardo henchman
  88. Roma violenta (uncredited) .... Carpet thief
  89. Simone e Matteo - un gioco da ragazzi (uncredited) .... Sailor in bar fight
  90. Un genio, due compari, un pollo (uncredited) .... Mortimer gang member

    1976
  91. Emanuelle nera n° 2 (credited) .... Simon
  92. Il corsaro nero (credited) .... Blanchot
  93. Il soldato di ventura (uncredited) .... French knight
  94. Il trucido e lo sbirro (uncredited) .... Brescianelli's henchman
  95. L'unica legge in cui credo (uncredited) .... Hitman
  96. La lupa mannara (uncredited) .... Alvaro
  97. Salon Kitty (uncredited) .... Tattooed gypsy

    1977
  98. I due superpiedi quasi piatti (uncredited) .... Fred henchman in the bowling hall

    1978
  99. Pugni, dollari e spinaci (credited) .... Jo Monumento
  100. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (uncredited) .... Henchman

    1979
  101. Il malato immaginario (credited) .... Doorman

    1980
  102. Popeye (credited) .... Bolo

    1982
  103. Bomber (uncredited) .... Bar bouncer
  104. Gunan il guerriero (credited as Peter McCoy) .... Gunan
  105. Sangraal, la spada di fuoco (credited as Peter McCoy) .... Sangraal

    1983
  106. Il trono di fuoco (credited as Peter McCoy) .... Siegfried
  107. La guerra del ferro: Ironmaster (uncredited) .... Mogo's murderer

    1984
  108. Dagobert (credited) .... A soldier

    1985
  109. Red Sonja (uncredited) .... Kalidor (as Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt-double)

    1988
  110. Big Man: Polizza inferno (TV) (uncredited) .... Orderly

    1989
  111. I promessi sposi (TV mini-series) - episode 2 (credited as stuntman) .... One of L'Innominato's men

    1990
  112. Fantozzi alla riscossa (uncredited) .... Mafioso on trial

    1994
  113. S.P.Q.R. 2000 e ½ anni fa (uncredited) .... Spartacus

    2005
  114. Casanova (credited as stunts - guard) .... Guard (uncertain identification)

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Re: Pietro Torrisi

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:12

Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (1961) as Torturer's aide

In the interview (see page 11), Pietro cites this as being his film debut.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:16

Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai (1961) as Wrestler
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:20

Le 7 fatiche di Alì Babà (1962) in multiple roles as Slave of the Wizard of Sesame, City guard and Strong man pushing wheel.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:26

I dieci gladiatori (1963) credited, as Gladiator.

Pietro was one of seven of the gladiators who appeared in all 3 films in the series. In the sequels he was credited under a pseudonym and had a character name, but here he is under his real name and his character has no name.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:31

002 agenti segretissimi (1964) credited as Francesco Torrisi, as Bodybuilder
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Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (1964) as Wrestler
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:37

Ercole l'invincibile (1964) as Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/09/2020, 16:43

Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (1964) credited as Gordon Steve, as Linezius
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Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (1964) credited as Gordon Steve, as Linezius
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