7.3/10
514
7 user 2 critic

Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)

Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina (original title)
A populist right-wing tabloid newspaper tries to derail the official police investigation of a brutal murder of a young girl in order to help the fascist and right-wing candidates it supports in the upcoming elections.

Director:

Writers:

(original story and screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lulu the Tool (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. Although the physical handicap is not serious, the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Mariangela Melato, Gino Pernice
Todo modo (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Party leader and power broker Aldo Moro, holed up with his cronies and rivals at a monastic retreat where they plot their political fortunes while being led by a Jesuit cleric in spiritual cleansings.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Marcello Mastroianni, Mariangela Melato
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Irene Papas, Gabriele Ferzetti
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Luigi Squarzina, Gianfranco Ombuen
Certificate: M Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.

Director: Carlo Lizzani
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Tomas Milian, Margaret Lee
Many Wars Ago (1970)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny, Gian Maria Volontè
I Am Afraid (1977)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Journey into the fears of the escort agent Graziano, guilty of knowing too much.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Erland Josephson, Mario Adorf
Crime | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Lino Ventura, Tino Carraro, Marcel Bozzuffi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio
Certificate: GP Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cyril Cusack
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The 1978 kidnapping of politician Aldo Moro as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants: a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Roberto Herlitzka
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Folco Lulli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Bizanti
Fabio Garriba ...
Roveda
Carla Tatò ...
Bizanti's Wife
Jacques Herlin ...
Lauri
John Steiner ...
Ingegner Montelli - Publisher of 'Il Giornale'
Michel Bardinet ...
Member of the Editorial Staff
...
The Managing Editor of 'Il Giornale'
Corrado Solari ...
Mario Boni
Laura Betti ...
Rita Zigai
Enrico DiMarco ...
Police Commissioner
Silvia Kramar ...
Maria Grazia Martini
Massimo Patrone ...
School Porter
Gianni Solaro ...
Italo Martini - Maria Grazia's father
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
2nd speaker at press conference (as Luigi Guerra)
Edit

Storyline

1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of following the story the junior Roveda and the senior Lauri. At one point, some elements indicates senator Boni as a possible murderer. All the "old guard" within "Il Giornale" drives articles in order to underline responsibilities of senator Boni. But young Roveda doesn't surrender and continues to search for the truth. Written by 1felco

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 October 1972 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Bas sayfadaki saldiri  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Marco Bellocchio:  Man at press conference. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Thrilling, disturbing and very provocative.
3 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Really good, solid, political film making from a new fave of mine, Marco Belloccio. Indeed this taut thriller mixes the murky world of newspapers with the equally murky world of politics. This opens with in your face real footage of early 70s street riots in Milan. Such is the ferocity and spectacle it seems likely that once the narrative begins there will be an anti-climatic lull. Not at all, Gian Maria Volonte stars as the newspaper boss prepared to do anything for his fascist friends and the survival of his newspaper. His cynicism and by implication that of the director knows no bounds. An innocent schoolgirl is raped, there is a clear guilty party but does it suit the ends of those in charge for matters to proceed as they should? Volonte is masterly in the role, as he was in the slightly earlier, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion but he is aided here by more than adequate support from all involved. Thrilling, disturbing and very provocative.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Slap the Monster on Page One (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?