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25 February 1972 (Italy) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Gastone Moschin ... Piazza

Barbara Bouchet ... Nelly
Mario Adorf ... Rocco
Frank Wolff ... Commissioner

Luigi Pistilli ... Mercuri
Ivo Garrani ... Vincenzo
Philippe Leroy ... Chino

Lionel Stander ... Americano
Mario Novelli ... Pasquale
Giuseppe Castellano ... Nicola
Salvatore Arico ... Luca
Fernando Cerulli ... Portiere dell'albergo di Ugo Piazza
Giulio Baraghini ... Brigadiere
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Beltramme ... The American's Henchman
Rossella Bergamonti ... Street Woman
Bruno Bertocci ... Corriere François Doremat
Empedocle Buzzanca ... Uomo anziano che prende parte allo scambio iniziale
Fortunato Cecilia ... Vincenzo Affatato
Ernesto Colli ... Alfredo Bertolon
Alberto Fogliani ... American Henchman
Ettore Geri ... Barman
Imelde Marani ... Donna bionda che prende parte allo scambio iniziale
Sergio Serafini ... Police Officer
Alessandro Tedeschi ... Corriere tedesco
Giorgio Trestini ... Franceschino
Mira Vidotto ... Street Woman (as Diomira Vidotto)
Artemio Antonini ... The American's Henchman (uncredited)
Salvatore Billa ... Gum-Chewing Henchman in Office (uncredited)
Angelo Boscariol ... Policeman (uncredited)
Marina Brengola ... Street Woman (uncredited)
Sisto Brunetti ... Policeman (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ... American's Henchman (uncredited)
Fernando Di Leo ... Man at Phone Booth (uncredited)
Cesare Di Vito ... Police Official (uncredited)
Gilberto Galimberti ... American's Henchman (uncredited)
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Hitman (uncredited)
Giuseppe Leone ... American Henchman (uncredited)
Domenico Maggio ... American Henchman (uncredited)
Marco Mariani ... Police Official (uncredited)
Gianni Milito ... American Henchman (uncredited)
Gastone Pescucci ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Mauro Vestri ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
 
Writing credits
Giorgio Scerbanenco (book)

Fernando Di Leo (story)

Fernando Di Leo (screenplay)

Fernando Di Leo (dialogue)

Produced by
Armando Novelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
Osanna 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Villa 
 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Giomini 
 
Production Design by
Francesco Cuppini 
 
Costume Design by
Francesco Cuppini 
 
Makeup Department
Antonio Mura .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pietro Ceccarelli .... production manager (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
Vincenzo Salviani .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Lo Cascio .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Goffredo Salvatori .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrico Biribicchi .... assistant camera
Claudio Morabito .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcella Moretti .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Tomasso Gramigna .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Luciano Appignani .... production secretary
Sormani .... tapestry
Vivalda Vigorelli .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"Milano calibro 9" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:88 min | Finland:97 min | Italy:100 min
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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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Forget Hubbard, quantum mechanics or Castaneda, this film WILL change your life!, 23 January 2014
Author: Darkling_Zeist

After viewing Castellari's 'High Crime' and Di Leo's 'Milano Calibro 9′ my life-long obsession with Italian crime cinema began in earnest; and a more suitable baptismal font from which to anoint oneself with euro crime's original sin would be hard to find, as 'Milano Calibro 9' remains one of the towering achievements of Di Leo's woefully undocumented career. From the bravura opening montage; where Di Leo creates a tense, dynamic pulse of underworld chicanery, driven to a tumultuous climax by the dense, throbbing, almost baroque jazz funk of, Luis Bacalov (arguably his finest score). And from then on Di Leo is unerring in his fierce vision of violent double dealings and unflinching vengeance, with nary a skipped beat for the film's duration, a rollicking, breathless yarn gloriously undiluted by soft-bellied tangents, or vapid self indulgence. The gangster milieu simply doesn't get any better than this; as much as I dig on Melville's studied, glacial cool, Di Leo's swarthy mise en scene has balls the size of prize winning pumpkins. Some may find all these myriad of hyperbolic blogs dedicated to a Italian crime cinema a trifle perplexing then, oh yes! They discover 'Milano Calibro 9', and in one brutal pole axing knee to the oily conkers it's all over; one can never return to the anodyne world of mainstream cinema without a considerable degree of incredulity. Forget Hubbard, quantum mechanics or Castaneda, this film WILL change your life.

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