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

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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:
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Tony Arzenta
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Nick Gusto
Carla Gravina ...
Sandra
Marc Porel ...
Domenico Maggio
Roger Hanin ...
Carré
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
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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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By mistake they killed his wife and child - THAT was a hell of a mistake!


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23 August 1973 (France)  »

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Trivia

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

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BLUE MOON
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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Probably the most stylish of all Euro Crime films
12 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At the start of this film, hit-man Tony Arzenta wishes his son many future birthdays, so you kind of know how that's gonna work out...eh? One accidentally blown up family later, Tony's out to get everyone involved. All he wanted to do was leave the mob, but we all know that there's only one way to leave the mob, and that's by industrial tribunal...no wait...

What made this film stand out for me is the overwhelming sense of style that is apparent in every frame. The primary colours are played out with precision in every scene, from the decor, to the clothing, to parked cars, everything is decked out in yellow, blue, or red. Watch the film and see what I mean. An immense amount of detail has gone into the cinematography here, and that makes the film worth watching.

Other than that - our leading man in icy and laid back, but it's Richard Conte who stands out for me as the mafia don. He's world weary and genuinely shocked that the mafia have accidentally killed a woman and a child, and his whole approach to the Tony Arzenta problem is handled in a business-like, resigned manner. Conte is great here, just like he was in The Violent Professionals.

This is a classic and was unknown to me until I received it as part of an Italian Crime Movie box set. One of the best (in my opinion, of course).


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