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Fernando Di Leo (I) (1932–2003)

Fernando Di Leo was born on January 11, 1932 in San Ferdinando di Puglia, Puglia, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Caliber 9 (1972), The Italian Connection (1972) and Rulers of the City (1976). He was married to Maria Pia Conte. He died on December 1, 2003 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 71) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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  Madness: Vacanze per un massacro (earlier screenplay) (announced)
 1985 Killer contro killers (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Razza violenta (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Madness (screenplay)
 1978 To Be Twenty (screenplay) / (story)
 1976 Young, Violent, Dangerous (screenplay) / (story)
 1976 Rulers of the City (screenplay) / (story)
 1976 Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (screenplay) / (story)
 1975 Kidnap Syndicate (screenplay)
 1975 Colpo in canna (screenplay) / (story)
 1974 Shoot First, Die Later (screenplay)
 1973 La seduzione (screenplay)
 1973 The Boss (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 The Italian Connection (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 Caliber 9 (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 La bestia uccide a sangue freddo (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Naked Violence (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Amarsi male (writer)
 1969 Brucia ragazzo, brucia (writer)
 1968 Gangsters '70 (writer)
 1968 Code Name, Red Roses (writer)
 1968 Al di là della legge (screenplay)
 1968 The Ruthless Four (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 And Then a Time for Killing (screenplay) / (story)
 1967 Hate for Hate (writer)
 1967 Omicidio per appuntamento (idea and screenplay)
 1967 Pecos Cleans Up (screenplay)
 1967 Wanted (screenplay)
 1967 Up the MacGregors (as Fernand Lion)
 1966 Navajo Joe (screenplay)
 1966 Sugar Colt
 1966 Johnny Yuma
 1966 The Brute and the Beast (screenplay) / (story)
 1966 Kiss Kiss - Bang Bang (screenplay) / (story)
 1966 7 pistole per i MacGregor (as Fernando Lion)
 1965 For a Few Dollars More (uncredited)
 1965 The Return of Ringo (story and screenplay)
 1964 A Fistful of Dollars (screenplay - uncredited)
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In 1972 he planned to make a movie about homosexuality in Italy entitled "Il pederasta" ("The Homosexual") with Barbara Bouchet, Margaret Lee and Gianni Macchia. The project was postponed because of Lee's heath problems, and then the producers refused to back the movie. Only a brief scene was eventually shot. See more »

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