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The Italian Connection (1972)
"La mala ordina" (original title)

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When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but ... See full summary »

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Mario Adorf ...
Canali
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Catania
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Webster
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Tressoldi
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Lalli
Franco Fabrizi ...
Moroni
Femi Benussi ...
Nana
Gianni Macchia ...
Nicolo
Peter Berling ...
Damiano
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...
Trini
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Corso
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Lucia
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Miss Kenneth
Omero Capanna ...
Vito's Goon
Giuseppe Castellano ...
Garagaz
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When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York killers get to him to eliminate any chance of them finding out he's the wrong man. When the pimp's wife and daughter are murdered in the course of the "manhunt", he swears revenge on everyone who had anything to do with it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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2 September 1972 (Italy)  »

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Second part of Fernando Di Leo's "Milieu Trilogy" also including Caliber 9 (1972) and The Boss (1973). See more »

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Fernando Di Leo mines euro crime gold!
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Masterful genre Director, Fernando Di Leo mines euro crime gold with 'La Mala Ordina', which proves to be yet another a satisfying, full bore actioner with everyone's favourite concrete-haired heavy, Henry Silva teaming up with the towering, Woody Strode as two quick-fisted, slow- witted NY hoods whose demonstrative presence amongst the Italian underworld engenders a deadly schism betwixt the two rival factions; the Italian contingent bristling in vociferous indignation as the arrogant, Silva and Strode throw their considerable cumulative weight around. And it has to be said that, Armando Trovajoli's grittier than gunpowder crime funk score is a break heavy delight; a veritable phat bass'd motherlode for beat junkies and audiophiles alike.


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