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25 February 1998 (USA) See more »
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Lock the doors, rollup the windows, and buckle up ... for the ride of your life!
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Riccardo
Don Backy ... Bisturi (Blade) (as Aldo Caponi/Riccardo Rovatti)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mario Bava ... Crowd extra (uncredited)
Barbara Ehringer ... Woman behind the window (1996 prologue restoration) (voice) (uncredited)
Nina Gueltzow ... Woman behind the window (1996 prologue restoration) (uncredited)
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Mother (1996 prologue restoration) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
Lamberto Bava (director: new scenes) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cesare Frugoni  uncredited
Alessandro Parenzo  screenplay
Alessandro Parenzo  story

Produced by
David E. Allen .... executive producer: restored version
Lamberto Bava .... producer
Harmon Kaslow .... executive producer: restored version
Alfredo Leone .... producer
Roberto Loyola .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
 
Cinematography by
Emilio Varriano 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Reali 
 
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup artist
Marisa Marconi .... hair stylist
Angelo Roncaioli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lucio Orlandini .... production manager
Ugo Valenti .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrizio Bava .... assistant director (as Roy Bava)
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
Mario Garriba .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Roberto Alberghini .... sound recordist
Mario Bramonti .... sound recordist
Giuseppe Muratori .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Sergio Chiusi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Alberti .... assistant camera
Cosimo Barbera .... grip
Giovanni Canfarelli Modica .... assistant camera (as Gianni Modica)
Giuliana De Rossi .... still photographer
Vittorio Monterosso .... grip
Quinto Proietti .... grip
Massimo Rinaldi .... best boy
Toto Rinaldi .... gaffer
Flaminio Tabarrini .... best boy
Franco Tocci .... key grip
Jurgen Haller .... camera operator: prologue (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wayne A. Finkelman .... wardrobe (as Wayne Filnkelman)
Maura Zuccherofino .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Lea Lander .... post-production (as Lea Krueger)
Angelo Marzullo .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Dawne Allstrom .... script girl: English
Antonella Ballasio .... continuity
Cesare Caramandi .... production secretary
Renato Cecchetto .... dubbing director
Ivan Cerio .... title designer
Carlo Fabris .... production accountant
Nando Nibbi .... continuity
Franco Panzo .... permits
Vanda Tuzzi .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cani arrabbiati" - Italy (original title)
"Kidnapped" - Italy (restored version), USA (restored version)
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96 min
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The film was so low budget, after two days of shooting, Bava had to fire Cinematographer Emilio Varriano and take over that job himself in order to have enough money to complete the film.See more »
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References Grand Hotel (1932/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hold on to MeSee more »

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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A Car-Jacking Tour de Force, 9 July 2005
Author: joeydoa (joeydoa@gmail.com) from Mobile, Alabama

In only the first half hour, Rabid Dogs has more tension and psychological insight into the criminal mind than all of Reservoir Dogs making Tarrantino look like an amateur. Even Scorese has admitted the influence of Bava, this movie has Mean Streets starting to look pale in comparison. The master cinematography, confined setting, brilliant camera angles, and editing brings to mind some of Orson Welles best laid out scenes. This all presides over a backdrop of overwhelming despair abundant in nihilism which begs yet another comparison to another admitted admirer, David Lynch, who looks like a student to the teacher - the breadth of brechtian super realism truly achieves it peak, of which an entire generation of filmmakers have aspired to, including Fellini - all of whom had never had the chance to see the film until the late nineties. The movie crashes through the fourth wall and the viewer becomes a passenger in this unfortunate circumstance. The film is a tribute to the genius of Mario Bava and in a way the culmination of all his talent and influence neatly compacted into a ninety minute film school. One of the finest crime dramas ever made. The intricate dialog which illustrates a pure hatred of life and total lack of respect of all that is good - even makes one start to question if Coppola missed the boat with the Godfather a little bit in making his characters a little too heroic and romantic, rather than the base individuals they are supposed to portray. One comes from this film with a horror of the criminal rather than a wish to emulate. In this real time robbery, murder and car-jacking, Bava takes us to the precipice, the edge of reason and finally beyond all semblance of humanity.

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