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The Master Touch (1972)
"Un uomo da rispettare" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  May 1974 (USA)
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A just released from prison professional thief decides to do one last high-risk heist, which could settle him for life or land him behind bars again.

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Steve Wallace
Giuliano Gemma ...
Marco
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Anna
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Miller
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Detective Hoffman (as Rene Kolldehoff)
Romano Puppo ...
Miller's Lieutenant
Bruno Corazzari ...
Eric
John Bartha ...
Murdered Security Guard
Allen Stanley
Vittorio Fanfoni
Luigi Antonio Guerra
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Herbert A.E. Böhme ...
Captain Hansmunsen
Peter Kuiper ...
Gustav
Paul Muller ...
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A just released from prison professional thief decides to do one last high-risk heist, which could settle him for life or land him behind bars again.

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To split a car in half... seduce a safe with music... send a city wild !


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Also Known As:

A Man to Respect  »

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During the chase, one of the cars keep changing back and forth from a 1958 Plymouth two door to a 1960 Dodge four door with slightly modified tail fins. See more »

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Surprisingly, great movie.
4 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It surprises me that for my 1st review, I would be moved to write a piece on this movie. I bought it for $1.99 at the local DVD store just because of the cover featuring Kirk Douglas as the star. What moved him to do this movie at this stage of his career would be interesting to know. In any event, I really enjoyed this movie a great deal. It had a car chase that rivals two of my favorites of all time in Bullit and the French Connection. It had the most realistic fight scenes I can remember seeing. The heist was elaborately thought out befitting the USA title of The Master Touch. It had a great twist at the end. A very good musical score composed by one of my favorites of all time by Ennino Moricone. Finally, It even had what I felt was a moral message to pass on at the end. Unfortunately, it also had a couple of big negatives that would perhaps bother a number of viewers. The quality of the DVD transfer is poor. Also, except for Kirk, the performer's lines are dubbed in English.

All in all however, I enjoyed this movie tremendously and feel like I uncovered an unknown gem which for movie lovers provides a great satisfaction in itself.


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