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Caliber 9 (1972)

Milano calibro 9 (original title)
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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Gastone Moschin ...
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Nelly Borden
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Rocco
Frank Wolff ...
Commissioner
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Mercuri
Ivo Garrani ...
Don Vincenzo
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Chino
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Americano
Mario Novelli ...
Pasquale Talarico
Giuseppe Castellano ...
Nicola
Salvatore Arico ...
Luca
Fernando Cerulli ...
Clerk at Hotel Reception
Giulio Baraghini ...
Brigadier
Alessandro Tedeschi ...
Old Courier with Glasses
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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Many of the people who plays minor character like the men of Rocco Musco weren't actors but people really taken from the street. See more »

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When you see someone like Ugo Piazzi, you tip your hat.
29 January 2013 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Like The Italian Connection, this Fernando Di Leo film features Mario Adorf. It also features Barbara Bouchet (Gangs of New York), who left the States in the 70s to do Italian films. She jumped from Police films, to giallo, to erotica. Always a pleasure to watch.

This is a typical double cross film with a missing $300,000. Who took the money? Who will end up with the money? Who will double cross whom? The police just sit back and let the mafia, led by the Americano (Lionel Stander) tear each other apart.

Lots of fights, a big shootout, and some fine performances by Adorf, and Gastone Moschin


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