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25 February 1972 (Italy) See more »
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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Gastone Moschin ... Ugo Piazza

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

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

Lionel Stander ... 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
Rossella Bergamonti ... Woman
Bruno Bertocci ... Courier
Empedocle Buzzanca ... Courier
Fortunato Cecilia ... Affatato
Ernesto Colli ... Alfredo Bertolon
Alberto Fogliani ... Hood
Ettore Geri ... Barman
Imelde Marani ... Courier
Sergio Serafini ... Cop
Giorgio Trestini ... Franceschino
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mira Vidotto ... Woman (as Diomira Vidotto)
Artemio Antonini ... Hood (uncredited)
Salvatore Billa ... Hood (uncredited)
Angelo Boscariol ... Cop (uncredited)
Marina Brengola ... Woman (uncredited)
Sisto Brunetti ... Cop (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ... Hood (uncredited)
Fernando Di Leo ... Man at Phone Booth (uncredited)
Cesare Di Vito ... Cop (uncredited)
Gilberto Galimberti ... Hood (uncredited)
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Hitman (uncredited)
Giuseppe Leone ... Hood (uncredited)
Domenico Maggio ... Hood (uncredited)
Marco Mariani ... Cop (uncredited)
Gianni Milito ... Hood (uncredited)
Gastone Pescucci ... Cop (uncredited)
Mauro Vestri ... Cop (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 
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
Noemi Gifuni .... voice dubbing: Barbara Bouchet (uncredited)
Antonio Guidi .... voice dubbing: Lionel Stander (uncredited)
Renato Izzo .... voice dubbing: Luigi Pistilli (uncredited)
Giacomo Piperno .... voice dubbing: Philippe Leroy (uncredited)
Sergio Rossi .... voice dubbing: Frank Wolff (uncredited)
Stefano Satta Flores .... voice dubbing: Mario Adorf (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Milano calibro 9" - Italy (original title)
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USA:88 min | Finland:97 min | Italy:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut)

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In 2006, a clip from this movie (Moschin comes back to the disco where Barbara Bouchet is dancing) has been used by group Vinylistic as video-clip for their song "Record Player".See more »
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece!, 30 September 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

No less than Quentin Tarantino referred to "Milano Calibro .9" as the absolute greatest Italian film-noir ever made, and who the hell are we to question that statement? This truly is one of the most grippingly fascinating and shockingly straightforward crime portraits ever filmed and I wouldn't hesitate for one second to call it a genuine masterpiece of cult cinema. "Milano Calibro .9" is the first installment of Ferando Di Leo's trilogy, followed by the equally mesmerizing "Manhunt" and "The Boss". The stories and characters of these films are unrelated, but together they represent the gifted director's personal and highly criticizing visions of organized crime in Italy during the early 70's. Perhaps even more remarkable than the excessive display of nihilistic violence in these movies, is Di Leo's devotion to point out the incompetence of Italy's government and law-system during that era. The country itself is to blame for all the powerful crime networks and the relentless mafia organizations it spawned, and the director will make damn sure this message is communicated clearly. But naturally, even without all the political involvement, "Milano Calibro .9" is a phenomenal film, with non-stop suspense, rough action, realistic character drawings and head-spinning dialogs. The intro alone is fantastic, as more action and brutal violence occurs in ten minutes than most Hollywood movies have to offer throughout the entire playtime. I hate to give away too much about the convoluted plot, but I can assure it contains all the necessary ingredients: treason, vengeance among criminals, strip bars, executions, corrupt coppers and the ongoing search for a stolen loot of $ 300.000! The atmosphere in this film is continuously gritty and ominous, because literally no one can be trusted and any character risks to get shot in the back at any given moment. Di Leo brilliantly uses Milan as the location for all the mayhem, and the city inexplicably plays one of the most important roles in the story, because it forms the home of the economic crisis, high level of delinquency and police forces reluctant to alter their methods of crime-fighting. The cast is awesome, with Gaston Moschin in an unconventional but masterful lead role. Mario Adorf impresses as the sardonic and relentless second-in-command and Barbara Bouchet takes every man's breath away with her sexy appearance and ravishing beauty. The sensual dance sequence she performs is only one of thousand reasons to watch "Milano Calibro .9", but it's undeniably the most convincing one.

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