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Unger, Goffredo

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 13:43

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Goffredo Unger in Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo (1971)

Goffredo Unger, often credited as Fredy, Freddy or numerous other spelling variations of his christian and surnames, was a blue-eyed, usually bearded stuntman, actor, master of arms and assistant director active in Italian and European films between at least 1954 to 2004.

All sources seem agreed that he was born on June 6th 1933 in Oslo, Norway. IMDb says he came from a German circus family who were performing in Norway at the time of his birth. There is some confusion about his date of death with IMDb and English Wikipedia giving an unspecified date in May 2009 (aged 75), while Italian Wikipedia gives the more specific date of June 16th 2009 in Rome, aged 76 (still other sources give May 1st, June 6th and June 17th as possible dates of death). He is known to have had 2 sons, Mario and Genesio, both of whom worked at some point in the film industry.

He began his known acting career in Fellini's La strada (1954) after which there is currently a 3-year gap before his next known role. From the end of the 50's he worked steadily as a stuntman, small part actor and master of arms in peplums, eurospies, space operas and westerns and he also has more than 20 credits as an assistant director. He would often appear in small roles in films where he had production credits, though his on-screen appearances declined from the mid-80's.

I've uncovered a couple of undocumented appearances, so it's quite possible there may be more to be found, particularly from the 50's and early 60's.

Filmography

1954
  1. La strada .... Man restraining Zampano (uncredited)

    1957
  2. Rascel-Fifì .... Street brawler (uncredited)

    1959
  3. Agi Murad il diavolo bianco .... Woronzow's guard (credited as "Goffredo Ungaro")
  4. Le notti di Lucrezia Borgia .... Guard slapped by Diana (uncredited)

    1960
  5. Messalina Venere imperatrice .... Tavern brawler (uncredited)
  6. Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine .... Guard (uncredited)

    1961
  7. Il segreto dello sparviero nero .... Tavern brawler (uncredited)
  8. La schiava di Roma .... (credited as "Fredy Hunger", but not found)

    1962
  9. I normanni .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  10. Solo contro Roma .... (credited as "Federico Hunger", but not found)

    1963
  11. Brenno il nemico di Roma .... One of Brenno's captains (credited)
  12. Il figlio del circo .... Bailor (role unconfirmed - no credit info)
  13. Il magnifico avventuriero .... Tavern brawler (not credited as actor)
  14. Sfida al re di Castiglia .... Bertrand (credited as "Fredy Ungher")

    1964
  15. Anthar l'invincibile .... Ganor's henchman (uncredited)
  16. Cadavere per signora .... Marine in bar fight (uncredited)
  17. Genoveffa di Brabante .... Gontrano (uncredited)
  18. I giganti di Roma .... Varo (credited as "Freddy Unger")
  19. Maciste e la regina di Samar .... Mogol (credited)
  20. Sei donne per l'assassino .... The masked killer (uncertain identification - uncredited)

    1966
  21. A 077, sfida ai killers .... Mark (credited as "Freddy Unger")
  22. Black Box Affair - Il mondo trema .... Russian (uncredited)
  23. I coltelli del vendicatore .... Hagen henchman (uncredited)
  24. I criminali della galassia .... Charles (uncredited)
  25. I diafanoidi vengono da Marte .... Freddy Duvall (credited as "Freddy Unger")
  26. Il pianeta errante .... Captain Frank Perkinson (credited as "Freddy Unger")
  27. La spia che viene dal mare .... Albert (no credit info)
  28. Operazione Goldman .... Wilks (uncredited)
  29. Un fiume di dollari .... Union colonel (not credited as actor)

    1967
  30. 7 pistole per un massacro .... Stagecoach driver (uncredited)
  31. Colpo maestro al servizio di Sua Maestà britannica .... Hitman (not credited as actor)
  32. Duello nel mondo .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  33. L'uomo del colpo perfetto .... Kurt (credited as "Freddy Unger")
  34. La morte viene dal pianeta Aytin .... Captain Frank Pulasky (credited as "Freddy Unger")
  35. Troppo per vivere... poco per morire .... Agent (credited as "Fred Unger")

    1968
  36. Black Jack .... Billy (credited as "Fredy Unger")
  37. Corri uomo corri .... Arthur (not credited as actor)
  38. Joko invoca Dio... e muori .... Yuma (credited as Fredi Unger)
  39. Se vuoi vivere... spara! .... Marlow henchman (uncredited)
  40. Tutto sul rosso .... Fred (not credited as actor)
  41. Uno di più all'inferno .... Ward henchman (uncredited)
  42. Uno dopo l'altro .... Burt (uncredited)

    1969
  43. 36 ore all'inferno .... Sergeant Missouri (credited as "Fredy Unger")
  44. La battaglia del deserto .... Spencer (credited as "Freddy Unger")
  45. O' Cangaceiro .... Geologist (not credited as actor)

    1970
  46. Città violenta .... Hitman (uncredited)
  47. Hornets' Nest .... Merkel (credited as "Freddie Unger")
  48. I Leopardi di Churchill .... Roland (credited as "Fredi Unger")
  49. L'oro dei bravados .... Chapagua henchman (uncredited)
  50. Los monstruos del terror .... Mortician (uncredited)
  51. Operazione terrore .... Doctor carrying out autopsy (uncredited)

    1971
  52. Anda muchacho, spara! .... Chris (credited)
  53. Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Fred (not credited as actor)
  54. L'occhio del ragno .... Driver (no credit info)
  55. Lo chiamavano King .... Ben Benson (credited as "John Silver")
  56. Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo .... Skelton (not credited as actor)
  57. Testa t'ammazzo, croce... sei morto - Mi chiamano Alleluja .... Slim (credited as "Freddie Unger")

    1972
  58. Casa d'appuntamento .... Man repairing a van (uncredited)
  59. I 2 figli dei Trinità .... Father superior (credited as "Freddy Hungar")
  60. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... Laredo sheriff (not credited as actor)
  61. Jesse & Lester - Due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinità .... Doc (not credited as actor)
  62. La mano lunga del padrino .... Pedro, Henchman of Don Carmelo (uncredited)
  63. Terza ipotesi su un caso di perfetta strategia criminale .... Don Salvatore henchman (uncredited)
  64. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo .... Captain Ortega (credited as "Fredy Unger")

    1973
  65. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! .... Anunziata henchman (not credited as actor)
  66. Il re della mala .... Man buying a newspaper (uncredited)
  67. L'altra faccia del padrino .... Don Vito henchman (credited)
  68. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... Sheriff Pat Gray (not credited as actor)
  69. Pugni, pirati e karatè .... unknown role (credited)
  70. Storia di karatè, pugni e fagioli .... Freddy (uncredited)

    1974
  71. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Pirate (not credited as actor)
  72. Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca .... Barroom brawler (not credited as actor)
  73. La badessa di Castro .... Commanding officer (uncredited)

    1975
  74. I quattro dell'Apocalisse .... Altaville bidder (not credited as actor)
  75. La polizia accusa: il servizio segreto uccide .... Getaway driver (uncredited)
  76. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! .... Marshal Celesti (credited)

    1976
  77. Cattivi pensieri .... Angry motorist (uncredited)
  78. Italia a mano armata .... Bank robbery getaway driver (not credited as actor)
  79. Kidnap in Rome ... Charlie (uncredited)
  80. Roma a mano armata .... Panicking man at the market (not credited as actor)

    1977
  81. Kakkientruppen .... See-saw sergeant (uncredited)
  82. La polizia è sconfitta .... Valli henchman (uncredited)

    1979
  83. Concorde Affaire '79 .... Lochner (not credited as actor)

    1980
  84. Apocalypse domani .... Mall guard (not credited as actor)

    1981
  85. Pierino contro tutti .... Man knocked down by taxi (uncredited)
  86. Pierino medico della SAUB .... Film director (uncredited)
  87. Rosso sangue .... Machine shop janitor (uncredited)

    1982
  88. Bakterion .... Angry man outside cinema (not credited as actor)
  89. Bekenntnisse des hochstaplers Felix Krull (TV mini-series) - ep. 2 .... Salvatore (credited as "Freddy Unger")

    1983
  90. 2019 - Dopo la caduta di New York .... Eurac (uncredited)
  91. Il giustiziere della strada .... Water truck driver (not credited as actor)
  92. Thunder .... Thomas's friend (credited)

    1984
  93. Rolf .... Boa (not credited as actor)
  94. Shark: Rosso nell'oceano .... Fisherman shark attack victim (not credited as actor)

    1985
  95. Dèmoni .... Jeep driver-father (uncredited)

    1987
  96. Hammerhead .... Man in beach bar (uncredited - uncertain identification)

    1988
  97. Un maledetto soldato .... Tortured helicopter pilot (not credited as actor)

    1997
  98. M.D.C. - Maschera di cera .... Puppeteer (credited)
Production Filmography

1961
  1. La schiava di Roma .... (credited as Master of arms as "Fredy Hunger")

    1962
  2. I moschettieri del mare .... (credited as Master of arms as "Fredy Unger")
  3. Odio mortale .... (credited as Assistant director as "Fredy Hunger")

    1963
  4. Il crollo di Roma .... (credited as Master of arms as "Fredy Unger")
  5. Il magnifico avventuriero .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1966
  6. Un fiume di dollari .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1967
  7. Colpo maestro al servizio di Sua Maestà britannica .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1968
  8. Black Jack .... (credited as Master of arms as "Fredy Unger")
  9. Corri uomo corri .... (credited as Master of arms as "Fredy Unger")
  10. Tutto sul rosso .... (credited as Master of arms as "Fredy Hunger")

    1969
  11. O' Cangaceiro .... (credited as Assistant director)

    1971
  12. Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... (credited as Master of arms)
  13. Lo chiamavano King .... (credited as Master of arms)
  14. Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo …. (credited as Master of arms)
  15. Testa t'ammazzo, croce... sei morto - Mi chiamano Alleluja .... (credited as Master of arms as "Freddie Unger")

    1972
  16. Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... (credited as Maestro d'armi)
  17. Jesse & Lester - Due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinità .... (credited as Master of arms as "Freddy Unger")
  18. Trinità e Sartana figli di... .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1973
  19. Dio, sei proprio un padreterno! .... (credited as Master of arms)
  20. E il terzo giorno arrivo il corvo .... (credited as Master of arms as "Fredy Unger")
  21. Fuori uno...sotto un altro, arriva il passatore .... (credited as Assistant director)
  22. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... (credited as Assistant director)

    1974
  23. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... (credited as Assistant director)
  24. Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1975
  25. I quattro dell'Apocalisse .... (credited as Master of arms)
  26. Il lupo dei mari .... (credited as Assistant director)
  27. Von Buttiglione diventa capo dei servizi segreti .... (credited as Assistant director)

    1976
  28. Italia a mano armata .... (credited as Supervisor of acrobatic scenes)
  29. Napoli spara .... (credited as Assistant director)
  30. Roma a mano armata .... (credited as Assistant director)
  31. The Swiss Conspiracy .... (credited as Stunt director as Fred Unger)
  32. Una donna chiamata Apache .... (credited as Assistant director)

    1979
  33. Concorde Affaire '79 .... (credited as Assistant director)
  34. L'umanoide .... (credited as Master of arms as Freddy Unger)

    1980
  35. Apocalypse domani .... (credited as Stunt co-ordinator)
  36. Theo gegen den Rest der Welt (credited for Stunts and Special effects as "Freddy Unger")

    1981
  37. Comin' at Ya! .... (credited for Special effects as "Fredy Unger")
  38. I carabbimatti .... (credited as Assistant director)
  39. Mia moglie torna a scuola .... (credited as Assistant director)

    1982
  40. Bakterion .... (credited as Assistant director)

    1983
  41. Hercules .... (credited for Special effects)
  42. Il giustiziere della strada .... (credited as Assistant director)
  43. Il tesoro delle 4 corone .... (credited as Special effects supervisor as "Fredy Unger")
  44. Thunder …. (credited and Assistant director)
  45. Zero in condotta .... (credited as Assistant director)

    1984
  46. Rolf .... (credited as Assistant director as "Fred Unger")
  47. Shark: Rosso nell'oceano .... (credited as Assistant director as Fredy Unger)

    1985
  48. King Solomon's Mines .... (credited as Special effects technician as "Fred Unger")

    1986
  49. Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold .... (credited as Mechanical effects coordinator as "Fred Unger")

    1988
  50. Man spricht deutsch .... (credited as Assistant director as "Fred Unger")
  51. Minaccia d'amore .... (credited as Master of arms)
  52. Missione finale .... (credited for Special effects as "Fredy Unger")
  53. Un maledetto soldato .... (credited for Special effects as "Fredy Ungher")

    1990
  54. La maschera del demonio .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1991
  55. Fantaghirò (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1992
  56. Fantaghirò 2 (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1993
  57. Fantaghirò 3 (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1994
  58. Fantaghirò 4 (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1995
  59. Desideria e l'anello del drago (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1996
  60. Fantaghirò 5 (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)
  61. Sorellina e il principe del sogno (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1997
  62. La principessa e il povero (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1998
  63. L'elefante bianco (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    1999
  64. Caraibi (TV mini-series) .... (credited as Master of arms)

    2001
  65. Shaka Zulu: The Citadel (TV movie) .... (credited as Stunt co-ordinator and Special effects supervisor)

    2002
  66. Julius Caesar .... (credited as Stunt co-ordinator as "Freddie Unger")

    2004
  67. Germanikus .... (credited for Special effects, 2nd unit direction, Stunt coordinator and Assistant director)

No Unger!
Films where Goffredo is listed as appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Le spie uccidono a Beirut (1965) IMDb as Baalbek tribe leader. Not found
  • Diabolik (1968) IMDb as Diplomat and stunt double for John Phillip Law. Not found
  • E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico (1972) IMDb as Saloon patron. Not found
  • Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? (1973) IMDb as Soldier. Not found, the actor identified as Goffredo by euro-bis is not him.
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Re: Goffredo Unger

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 13:59

La strada (1954) as Man restraining Zampano.

This is currently Goffredo's earliest known role, alongside an equally young Nazzareno Zamperla (with whom he would work many times over the years). There is currently a 5 year gap between this and his next known role, so there are presumably some more 50's roles waiting to be found.
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Re: Goffredo Unger

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 14:03

Agi Murad il diavolo bianco (1959) credited as Goffredo Ungaro, as Woronzow's guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 14:06

Le notti di Lucrezia Borgia (1959) as Guard slapped by Diana
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Re: Goffredo Unger

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 14:21

La schiava di Roma (1961) credited as actor and Master of arms, both as Fredy Hunger, but does not appear.

This is one of several films that were shot in Yugoslavia where Goffredo, along with Rinaldo Zamperla and Giancarlo Bastianoni, is credited as an actor but does not appear. Various websites mistakenly list him as playing a character named Trucillus.
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Re: Goffredo Unger

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 14:24

I moschettieri del mare (1962) credited as Master of arms as Fredy Unger.

I'm pretty certain that he does not appear.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 14:28

Solo contro Roma (1962) credited as Federico Hunger, but does not appear.

This is another film shot in Yugoslavia where Goffredo and several other stuntmen are credited as actors, but do not appear.
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Re: Goffredo Unger

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 14:31

Brenno il nemico di Roma (1963) credited, as One of Brenno's captains
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 14:35

Il crollo di Roma (1963) credited as Master of arms, as Fredy Unger.
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Re: Goffredo Unger

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/03/2021, 14:39

Il magnifico avventuriero (1963) credited as Master of arms, as Tavern brawler
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