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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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Excellent Italian crime thriller! 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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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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Italian crime thriller!, 13 November 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Films like Milano Calibro 9 are the reason I watch this sort of film. After trudging through so many disappointing Italian thrillers, it's always great when you find a diamond in the rough - and that's exactly what this well crafted little gem is. The film is a thriller bordering on the 'Polizia' style of films that would go on to become Italy's version of the Dirty Harry franchise, although the main plot focus here is on crime and the mafia. It has to be said the plot isn't overly deep - as the themes of stealing and treachery exist only to further the complex and twisted plot, but the film is great fun to watch and a success for that reason. The plot focuses on Ugo Piazza; a convict just out of prison. He soon meets up with his sexy girlfriend Nelly Bordon, and with the unpredictable and sadistic Rocco, who revels in committing acts of violence, and we later learn that £300,000 has gone missing, and the local crime syndicate believes that Ugo has it - as does the local police inspector, who has his own opinion about why Ugo went to jail in the first place.

The main reason why this film excels is thanks to the fantastic performances. Gastone Moschin leads the film with a performance that reminded me of something Ray Winstone would deliver. He provides a likable anti-hero, while Mario Adorf gets to enjoy himself with the meatiest role in the film. Barbara Bouchet co-stars and looks great, especially in her dancing scene in a bar. Bouchet is one of my absolute favourite Italian actresses, and I always enjoy seeing her in films - especially when they're up to the standard of this one. The film does somewhat adhere to the pitfall plaguing many Italian thrillers - that being that the story doesn't always make sense, but generally; the plot flows really well and the twists and turns ensure that it never gets boring. The climax of the film is excellent, and director Fernando Di Leo excellently pulls off the double twist at the end, which both resolves the story and provides neat entertainment. Overall, Milano Calibre 9 may not be the most well known cult Italian film - but it's one that shouldn't be missed by fans of this sort of stuff, and therefore comes highly recommended.

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