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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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Interesting attempt at a neo-noir/polizioto fusion with political undertones See more (15 total) »

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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First part of Fernando Di Leo's "Milieu Trilogy" also including The Italian Connection (1972) and The Boss (1973).See more »
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Referenced in Il solitario (2008)See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Interesting attempt at a neo-noir/polizioto fusion with political undertones, 14 August 2008
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

Milano Calibro 9 is story-wise closer to neo-noir, complete with femme fatale, a laconic and weathered protagonist and unexpected plot-twists but in the same time is plagued by the usual workmanlikeness that plagues many poliziotos. Di Leo's direction lacks the unique touch, visual and otherwise, that elevated Melville's films from simple pulpy potboilers to auteur works. So even if the movie attempts to break the mold of typical poliziotos, the direction makes it look like the kind of films it tries to distance itself from. In the same time, it's not near as crazed, violent and action-packed as say Lenzi's poliziotos, although a climactic shootout and a couple of beatings make their presence felt. The political aspect is pretty heavy-handed, to the extent that it is almost entirely and explicitly manifested through the dialogues between Luigi Pistilli's "criminals are the effect, not the cause" left-ist inspector and Frank Wolff's typical hard-assed police captain. I don't know how you like your social or political commentary but I prefer it as subtextual as possible. Milano Calibro 9 is very on-the-nose so I didn't find it particularly endearing but at least it feels different from typical genre characters.

On the good side, Gastone Moschin's understated performance as Ugo Piazza is fantastic and thankfully makes up for Mario Adorf's atrocious overacting, Barbara Bouchet is gorgeous as usual and also gets to show her dancing skills in a bikini, the music is cool and the plot twists near the end are effective in their unpredictability. The story is interesting enough I guess but as a whole the movie left me unimpressed.

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