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Caliber 9 (1972)
"Milano calibro 9" (original title)

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Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gastone Moschin ...
Ugo
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Nelly
Mario Adorf ...
Rocco
Frank Wolff ...
Commissioner
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Mercuri
Ivo Garrani ...
Vincenzo
Philippe Leroy ...
Chino
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Americano
Mario Novelli ...
Pasquale
Giuseppe Castellano ...
Nicola
Salvatore Arico ...
Luca
Fernando Cerulli ...
Clerk
Giulio Baraghini ...
Brigadier
Alessandro Tedeschi ...
Courier
Franco Beltramme ...
Hood
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Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden $300,000 that should have gone to an American drug syndicate boss. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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25 February 1972 (Italy)  »

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Caliber 9  »

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Fernando Di Leo admitted that, with a critical eye, the scenes at the Police Station among the "fascist" Commissioner and the "communist" Mercuri should be taken off because they take strength out of the main story. But the work of actors Frank Wolff and Luigi Pistilli was so good that he couldn't absolutely cut it off. See more »

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Undeservedly little-known gangster movie
2 February 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

This is an undeservedly little-known gangster movie. The story resolves around the traditionally motive of loyalty, betrayal, and the strange moral code of the Mafia (in Italy), but we are never quite sure what ending the story is going for. The film keeps up the pace nicely throughout and the excellent doubly-twisted ending comes as a total surprise.

Gastone Moschin is very good in the lead as the apparent excon and victim of the Mafia's attention, but the acting prize goes to Mario Adorf's Mafia Lieutenant. He also has the best line, right at the end - which I cannot give away as it would spoil the suspense.


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