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La mano spietata della legge (1973)

A crime boss is assassinated and witnesses to the crime are subsequently killed. A no-nonsense policeman decides to take the law into his own hands in bringing these criminals to justice.

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Commissario Gianni De Carmine
Antonio Monselesan ...
D'Amico (as Tony Norton)
Silvia Monti ...
Linda De Carmine
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Vito Quattroni
Fausto Tozzi ...
Nicolò Patrovita
Pia Giancaro ...
Lilly Antonelli
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The Judge
Guido Alberti ...
Prof. Palmieri
Lincoln Tate ...
Joe Gambino
Marino Masé ...
Giuseppe di Leo
Luciano Rossi
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Musante
Rosario Borelli ...
Salvatore Perrone
Tom Felleghy
Valentino Macchi
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A crime boss is assassinated and witnesses to the crime are subsequently killed. A no-nonsense policeman decides to take the law into his own hands in bringing these criminals to justice.

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3 November 1973 (Italy)  »

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Execution Squad  »

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Italian censorship visa # 63028 delivered on 7-9-1973. See more »

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Totally rare(ly seen) Italian crime flic, although not a very entertaining one!!
21 March 2000 | by (Aalborg, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Found this title on Danish x-rental vhs-tape the other day. Letterboxed 1:1.70 and uncut. Runningtime is 95.21 mins, pal system. Danish title is....Politiets Hårde Drenge(tuff police-boys...in English!!). It's supposed to be extremely violent,but I fail to see the reason for this rumour as no real graphic violence is shown directly "in y'ar face"!! Ok...Klaus Kinski...looking very very cool in 70´s sunspex by the way....does set a guy's groin area on fire with a small flamethrower. Not a very pleasant scene. There's really no interesting story to follow and the action is rather tame, but we do get lots of truly nice shots of Klaus, who performs with his usual flair for putting on a cruel face. Participating from start to finish,he dosn't speak one single word throughout the entire movie,though!! Recommended for die-hard fans of either Italo crime or the wonderful Mr Kinski. I'm the latter, yep!! Worth a million on the sell/swap/trade scene among collectors worldwide!!


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