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The Italian Connection -- Luca Canali (Mario Adorf) is a small-time criminal identified by the mob as the man who is responsible for a missing shipment of heroin.

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Release Date:
2 September 1972 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
The Godfather wants revenge! The contracts are out... The hit men gather. All hell explodes in the underworld! See more »
Plot:
When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fernando Di Leo mines euro crime gold! See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mario Adorf ... Luca

Henry Silva ... Dave

Woody Strode ... Frank

Adolfo Celi ... Vito

Luciana Paluzzi ... Eva
Franco Fabrizi ... Moroni
Femi Benussi ... Nana
Gianni Macchia ... Nicolo
Peter Berling ... Damiano
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ... Trini

Cyril Cusack ... Corso

Sylva Koscina ... Lucia

Jessica Dublin ... Kenneth
Omero Capanna ... Hood
Giuseppe Castellano ... Garagaz
Giulio Baraghini ... Gustovino
Andrea Scotti ... Garo
Imelde Marani ... Attendant
Gilberto Galimberti ... Hood
Franca Sciutto ... Dancer

Ulli Lommel ... Dancer (as Ulrich Lommel)
Vittorio Fanfoni ... Hood
Giuliano Petrelli ... Hood
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Hood
Pasquale Fasciano ... Hood
Alberto Fogliani ... Pinocho
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Empedocle Buzzanca ... Hood (uncredited)
Enrico Chiappafreddo ... Hood (uncredited)
Domenico Cianfriglia ... Milkman (uncredited)
Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Peppiniello (uncredited)
Guerrino Crivello ... Barman (uncredited)
Fernando Di Leo ... Passerby (uncredited)
Lina Franchi ... Hooker (uncredited)
Ettore Geri ... Barman (uncredited)
Lara Wendel ... Rita (uncredited)
Renato Zero ... Barfly (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
 
Writing credits
Fernando Di Leo (story)

Fernando Di Leo (dialogue)

Fernando Di Leo (screenplay) and
Augusto Finocchi (screenplay) &
Ingo Hermes (screenplay)

Giorgio Scerbanenco  short story (uncredited)

Produced by
Armando Novelli .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli  (as Armando Trovaioli)
 
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
Luciano Appignani .... unit production manager
Pietro Ceccarelli .... production manager (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
Armando Novelli .... unit production manager
Vincenzo Salviani .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Lo Cascio .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Goffredo Salvatori .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Basilio Patrizi .... special effects
 
Stunts
Sergio Mioni .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrico Biribicchi .... assistant camera
Claudio Morabito .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alain Reynaud .... wardrobe: Luciana Paluzzi
 
Editorial Department
Ornella Chistolini .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Gilberto Galimberti .... master at arms
Augusto Petrone .... production assistant
Vivalda Vigorelli .... continuity
Bruno Alessandro .... voice dubbing: Woody Strode (uncredited)
Gino Donato .... voice dubbing: Peter Berling (uncredited)
Gabriella Genta .... voice dubbing: Sylva Koscina (uncredited)
Noemi Gifuni .... voice dubbing: Luciana Paluzzi (uncredited)
Antonio Guidi .... voice dubbing: Adolfo Celi (uncredited)
Alessandro Iovino .... voice dubbing: Henry Silva (uncredited)
Ludovica Modugno .... voice dubbing: Francesca Romana Coluzzi (uncredited)
Giorgio Piazza .... voice dubbing: Cyril Cusak (uncredited)
Stefano Satta Flores .... voice dubbing: Mario Adorf (uncredited)
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
Sormani .... tapestry (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La mala ordina" - Italy (original title)
"Black Kingpin" - USA (video title)
"Hired to Kill" - International (English title)
"Hit Men" - USA (video title)
"Hitmen" - USA (video title)
"Man Hunt" - USA (video title)
"Manhunt" - USA (video title)
"Manhunt in the City" - International (English title)
"Vengeance of the Godfather" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Second part of Fernando Di Leo's "Milieu Trilogy" also including Caliber 9 (1972) and The Boss (1973).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fernando Di Leo mines euro crime gold!, 23 January 2014
Author: Darkling_Zeist

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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