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Rabid Dogs (1974)

Cani arrabbiati (original title)
Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.

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Riccardo
Don Backy ...
Bisturi (Blade) (as Aldo Caponi/Riccardo Rovatti)
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Maria
Maurice Poli ...
Dottore (as Renato Cecchetto)
George Eastman ...
Trentadue (Thirtytwo) (as Luigi Montefiori/Gabriele Duma)
Maria Fabbri ...
Maria Sbravati (as Marisa Fabbri)
Erika Dario ...
Marisa
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
Employee (as Luigi Guerra)
Francesco Ferrini ...
Gas Station Attendant
Emilio Bonucci ...
Taxi Driver
Pino Manzari ...
Toll Collector
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Bank President
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Storyline

A gang of thieves hijack a man's car after botching their getaway from a robbery. They take a woman prisoner and command the man to drive them to safety. The man must try to cope with the bad situation he is in as well as trying to get help for a sick child that he is caring for. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Lock the doors, rollup the windows, and buckle up ... for the ride of your life!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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25 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Kidnapped  »

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1.66 : 1
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Don Backy/'Aldo Caponi' (Who played Bisturi (Blade)) was a successful singer/songwriter in Italy during the 1960s. He was part of the music group "Clan" founded with singer/actor/director Adriano Celentano. See more »

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A masterwork of violence, irony and vulgarity.
18 March 2001 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

The master of Italian Horror, Mario Bava, makes a heist film that is equal parts violent, ironic and vulgar, most of which takes place in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small car. Three robbers shot their way out of a police blockade by taking a woman hostage. They soon hijack a small automobile with a man and a sick child. Tension builds as power plays amid the crooks and escape attempts by the hostages lead to a violent conclusion which is both unexpected and ironic. Ranks with Dog Day Afternoon and Reservoir Dogs as a unique and disturbing heist film, with several scenes designed to make you squirm. A must for fans of both Bava and the genre.


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