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Release Date:
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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Excellent suspense movie 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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Additional Details

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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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
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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Featured in History of the Erotic Cinema (1982) (V)See more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Excellent suspense movie, 17 September 2006
Author: Fpi

Crime novels can be rather dull sometimes, but everyone will agree that some are simply excellent - suspenseful, totally unpredictable and with numerous plot twists. This film is apparently based upon one of the excellent ones. Both silly and intelligent viewers will be kept on the edge of their seat until the very ending, which by the way has an unforgettable quote. When a plot like this is coupled with terrific acting and world-class visuals and music -- the result has to be good.

Those sympathetic to early seventies fashion and music are in for a real treat. Osanna/Bacalov's music is totally uncompromising and - in my honest opinion - worth a hundred times the entrance money in its own right. This may be the best soundtrack ever! The visuals are also astonishing - timeless in their beauty, but still with a strong flavour of early 70s. And you'll also catch some glimpses of what must be the world's most beautiful woman.

In sum, all this simply makes up a classic. NOT TO BE MISSED!

(Those who already own the soundtrack, which actually seems easier to find than the movie, should be advised that the movie has alternate versions, all brilliant).

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