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Hired Killer (1966)

Tecnica di un omicidio (original title)
Hit-man Clint Harris has one more job to do before he can retire. The corporation which hires him demands that Harris "erase" an ex-employee who has become a snitch for the police. At first... See full summary »

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Clint Harris
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Tony Lo Bello (as Frank Nero)
José Luis de Vilallonga ...
Dr. Goldstein / Frank Secchy
Cec Linder ...
Gastel
Theodora Bergery ...
Lucy
Earl Hammond ...
Frank
Michel Bardinet ...
Barry
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
Andrea Ferri (as John Hawkwood)
Jeanne Valérie ...
Mary
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Hit-man Clint Harris has one more job to do before he can retire. The corporation which hires him demands that Harris "erase" an ex-employee who has become a snitch for the police. At first Harris refuses, but in the service of hired-killer-cinema tradition, his own brother is assassinated, so that he must accept. The pro is assigned an assistant, Tony Lo Bello, whom he teaches the ropes as they pursue their prey through Paris. The plot thickens when a beautiful woman identifies the target, but it turns out he has killed the wrong man! Corpses pile up as Harris wonders whom he can really trust. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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He had money to burn... Women to kiss... And men to kill!

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

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25 March 1966 (Italy)  »

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decent story carefully told
14 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly quiet movie, more French in tone than Italian starring veteran Hollywood actor, Robert Webber and featuring an early appearance by Franco Nero, who would the same year go on to star in Django and never look back. In this though he looks and sounds (well in my dub) more like the fictional character, Clark Kent. Webber carries most of the film in a most assured manner and though there is not masses of action, interest is well held by director Prosperi (he of Mondo movie fame). Engaging from the wordless beginning the movie has a good feel and plays more like a noir than an Italian 60s crime movie. Soundtrack surprises too and instead of a steady lush score of some abrasive industrial sound this a real mixture ranging from 60s pop to full on orchestral. There is a car chase and there are fights and shootings, even slight sex and drugs inclusion but basically a decent story carefully told.


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