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Rabid Dogs (1974)
"Cani arrabbiati" (original title)

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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 getaway.

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Complete credited cast:
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Riccardo
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Lea Lander ...
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
Ettore Manni ...
Bank President
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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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if only
30 November 2005 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

If only this film had been finished at the time it was made it certainly would have been a success and allowed Director Bava to make more films in his final years than he was able to. But shaky funding left this in vaults for years. My 10 review applies not to the version that was edited by his son more recently. This version changes a key moment near the end of the film that in effect changes and cheapens the whole film. This is Mario Bava doing a Reservoir Dogs type of film and doing extremely well. Provocative, powerful, a text book example of how with a limited budget you can make something great. It's a nasty film told at a breathless pace and some things in it are still shocking. See the RABID DOGS version if you can. A real eye opening film for fans of Bava who think they know all he could do. Really tragic this is still hard to find but seek it out, especially Film Noir fans will enjoy this.


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