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Summertime Killer (1972)
"Un verano para matar" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1972 (Spain)
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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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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

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


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Ray Castor: Playtime is over. I'll get this straight. You'll be here as long as I need you. While you're here, you do what I say, when I say it, now get back inside.
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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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