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The Family (1970)

Città violenta (original title)
A hitman is double-crossed by his girlfriend and barely escapes a murder attempt. He then sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the gang boss who put her up to it.

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After a bloody double-cross leaves him for dead, professional hit man Jeff tracks the shooter and his beautiful mistress to New Orleans. But when Jeff takes both revenge and the woman, he finds himself blackmailed by a powerful crime boss who wants the fiercely independent gunman to join his organization. Jeff refuses, and is hunted through an unforgiving city where love is like a loaded gun and debts of vengeance are paid in bullets. Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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"The Godfather" Gave You an Offer You Couldn't Refuse. "The Family" Gives You No Alternative.

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Trivia

Telly Savalas, despite receiving second billing, does not appear in the movie until about one hour in [uncut version]. See more »

Goofs

Telly Savalas' character repeatedly makes reference to Charles Bronson's character being a generation under him. In reality, the two have only a three-month age difference with Bronson actually being older. See more »

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Referenced in Django Unchained (2012) See more »

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Vastly underrated film...
19 May 2001 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is a very underrated gangster pic that stars "Old Stoneface" himself. The plot is standard revenge fodder with a few twists added in for fun. It's pretty fast paced in it's execution and Morricone score is weird and atmostpheric. This is one of Charlie's better 70's efforts and the final scene is great filmmaking. It's too bad Ms. Ireland's nude scenes were cut out (only her midsection and cleavage are shown before cutting to the next scene) cause she can't act worth a damn.

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