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Release Date:
1 February 1973 (Italy) See more »
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A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Henry Silva ... Nick Lanzetta

Richard Conte ... Don Corrasco
Gianni Garko ... Commissario Torri
Antonia Santilli ... Rina D'Aniello
Corrado Gaipa ... Avvocato Rizzo
Marino Masé ... Pignataro
Howard Ross ... Melende
Claudio Nicastro ... Don Giuseppe D'Aniello
Gianni Musy ... Carlo Attardi
Mario Pisu ... Onorevole Gabrielli
Vittorio Caprioli ... Il questore

Pier Paolo Capponi ... Cocchi
Andrea Aureli ... Don Antonino Attardi
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Maione
Giulio Baraghini ... Don Corrasco Man
Sergio Ammirata ... Gangster
Salvatore Billa ... Sacco - Theatre Guard
Luigi Antonio Guerra (as Antonio Guerra)
Giorgio Dolfin ... Policeman
Andrea Scotti ... Gangster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Artemio Antonini ... Lanzetta Henchman (uncredited)
Bruno Bertocci ... Infermiere (uncredited)
Empedocle Buzzanca ... Maresciallo (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ... First Murder Victim (uncredited)
Angelo Casadei ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Fernando Cerulli ... Projectionist (uncredited)
Fernando Di Leo ... Gangster with Sunglasess (uncredited)
Fulvio Mingozzi ... Policeman (uncredited)
Pietro Torrisi ... Hitman (uncredited)
Bruno Ukmar ... Attardi Man in Cinema (uncredited)
Franco Ukmar ... Attardi Man in Cinema (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
 
Writing credits
Peter McCurtin (novel "Mafioso")

Fernando Di Leo (story)

Fernando Di Leo (screenplay)

Produced by
Armando Novelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Villa 
 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Giomini 
 
Production Design by
Francesco Cuppini 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabetta Lo Cascio 
 
Makeup Department
Antonio Mura .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pietro Ceccarelli .... production manager (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Lo Cascio .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Cristiano Tessari .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Fernando Caso .... sound effects editor
Alberto Salvatori .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Angelo Patrizi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrico Biribicchi .... assistant camera
Claudio Morabito .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Cirilli .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Ornella Chistolini .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Silvia Petroni .... continuity
Vincenzo Salviani .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il boss" - Italy (original title)
"Wipeout!" - USA
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USA:100 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Final part of Fernando Di Leo's "Milieu Trilogy" also including Caliber 9 (1972) and The Italian Connection (1972).See more »
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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A hidden gem of Italian crime cinema, 30 October 2003
Author: Alistair Carnell from Kobe City - Japan

I agree with the only other individual who has commented on this movie, it's a real 'mafia-action' classic from the early seventies and is gritty, well plotted and acted and has a very high body-count !

Our hero (or rather anti-hero), is a hit-man for the mafia, who proves his worth by rubbing-out half of a rival gang, whilst they were enjoying a private screening of some Scandinavian porn, launching grenades from the projection room- into the auditorium.......

I don't want to give away too-much but this film has enough twists and turns -double and treble crosses to keep any fan of the genre glued to the screen.

Also has a great score by Luis E. Bacalov - the main theme comes in times of action and thunders by like an express train carrying an angry Keith Moon, backed with fuzz-guitar, then flips into frantic jazz piano (has to be heard to be appreciated).

Has to be seen too !

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