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Summertime Killer (1972)

Un verano para matar (original title)
PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1972 (Spain)
A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the ... See full summary »

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(as Antonio Isasi)

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(screenplay) (as R. Buckley), (screenplay) (as L. Comeron) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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Captain John Kiley
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Tania Scarlotti
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Lazaro Alfredi
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Michèle
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Tania's Teacher
Gérard Tichy ...
Alex
Ricardo Valle
Gustavo Re ...
Guido
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Mason (as Jose Nieto)
Lorenzo Larios
Miguel de la Riva
Umberto Raho ...
Louie
Lluís Torner ...
Veterinarian (as Luis Torner)
Marcos Miravitlles
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Storyline

A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the entire gang. A police detective investigating the killings, and the Mafia boss who heads the gang, are just as determined to stop him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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He can kill you standing still. Or at 200 M.P.H. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Ray shoots a mafioso in the car, he fires two times right at the man's face. When the camera turns, he has one shot on his forehead, and another on the side of his head. How is that possible? See more »

Quotes

Captain John Kiley: I was looking for an old friend. A kid, Ray Castor. They told me he lived here.
Ray's Neighbor: Oh, he has moved.
Captain John Kiley: Do you happen to know where I can find him?
Ray's Neighbor: He sold his house. His business is everything. I think he went back to Madrid.
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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Written by Luis Bacalov and Melson
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European Revenge Action Flic
30 August 2003 | by (Paddington, Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Hey there must be fans out there of the 70s European action movies. The king of the genre is Charles Bronson but a lot of other US actors packed up and headed over to Europe to churn out some mid budget violence.

This time its Christopher Mitchum ( son of Robert), Karl Malden, and Olivia Hussey, with support from Italian Raf Vallone.

Its basically the young man seeking revenge redeemed by love plot mixed in with the old cop with a guilty conscience who wants to atone for his sins plot. And its not half bad with some nice motorbike stunts, cool sunglasses worn by Mitchum and nice location photography in Spain. And of course there is that ambience found in these 70s Euro action films where there are long pauses, meaningful angles as well as a gallery of existential or thoughtful characters. Its no classic but its fun. The only question is when is Tarantino going to get around to this sub genre?


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