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1 February 1973 (Italy) See more »
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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)
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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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Last and least of Di Leo's organised crime trilogy, 18 November 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

The Boss is the third and final part of Fernando Di Leo's loose trilogy based on organised crime, and it's also the weakest. Milano Calibro 9 and The Italian Connection are without doubt two of the finest examples of this genre, but while this one isn't particularly bad; it's not great either, and despite a number of standout moments; The Boss grinds to a halt on more than one occasion, and I was nowhere near as gripped during this film as I was during the other two parts of this trilogy. The film is more focused on the 'organised crime' angle than the other two films; and The Godfather seems like an obvious influence. The film focuses on a war between two rival mafia families. Things start to get out of control after an attack on the local porn theatre, which leaves a load of gang members dead. Naturally, the wronged gang decides to take revenge for these killings and goes about kidnapping the rival don's daughter Rina Daniello. At the centre of the tale is the Nick Lanzetta, the assassin behind the killings in the theatre.

The film gets off to an explosive start with a sequence that sees the central character blow a load of people away with a grenade launcher. This is somewhat misleading; as a film with an opening like this really promises excitement all the way through, but unfortunately things slow down after that, which really annoyed me. The film does feature some other interesting scenes (including a nice death scene that sees someone get a flick knife in the mouth), but The Boss never manages to top its opening scene. A lot of the film is made of talking, and that's not what I tune into this sort of film for; I prefer my Polizi full blooded and full of car chases and gun fights. Like the superior 'Italian Connection', this film stars Henry Silva. The cult actor made a number of these films, and he suits the hit-man role well. Seasoned Italian cult film actor Richard Conte stars alongside Silva and also does well also. I have to say that I was losing interest by the end, but thankfully the film does have just about enough about it to ensure that it's worth seeing for fans of this usually wonderful genre.

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