No Way Out (1973)
"Big Guns - Tony Arzenta" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  23 August 1973 (France)
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A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Arzenta
Nick Gusto
Carla Gravina ...
Marc Porel ...
Domenico Maggio
Roger Hanin ...
Nicoletta Machiavelli ...
Anna - wife of Tony
Guido Alberti ...
Don Mariano
Lino Troisi ...
Rocco Cutitta
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Montani - the Interpol officer
Corrado Gaipa ...
Arzenta's Father
Erika Blanc ...
The Prostitute as a decoy
Rosalba Neri ...
Cutitta's Wife
Carla Calò ...
Arzenta's Mother
Ettore Manni ...
Gesmundo - the sauna owner
Francesco Bonetti


A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.

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By mistake they killed his wife and child - THAT was a hell of a mistake!


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Release Date:

23 August 1973 (France)  »

Also Known As:

No Way Out  »

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1.85 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 62913 delivered on 8-8-1973. See more »


Referenced in School of the Holy Beast (1974) See more »


Lorenz Hart (as L. Hart) - Alfredo Bracchi (as Bracchi) - Richard Rodgers (as R. Rodgers)
Propieta per l'Italia: Edizioni Curci - Milano
Edizione originale: Robbins Music Corp. - New York
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Blazing guns aplenty !!!!!!
11 February 2003 | by (Kobe Japan) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching a Japanese video version of this film (titled Big guns) and found it very entertaining. I would recommend this Franco/Italian made movie to any lovers of the Italian crime genre,why, well for a start the great cast of Euro-stars, apart from Alain Delon there's Marc Porel (Murder to the tune of 7 black notes/live like a cop die like a man), Anton diffring, Richard Conte, Carla Gravina and Erika Blanc. Also the way the movie was executed, a familiar story (of a mafia hitman who wants to retire) but shot and paced excellently. Of course- things don't go to well for the 'want-out' hitman (Delon) and finds himself with a personal vendetta on his hands.

Great bloody shoot-outs, great car chases, sexy leading ladies (who also get ruffed-up) and a phat "Schiffrintastic" score sometimes reminiscent of 'Harry's creed'. The version I watched ran into 112 mins and was widescreen.

If you get the chance, check this one out.

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