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Rabid Dogs (1974) More at IMDbPro »Cani arrabbiati (original title)

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Release Date:
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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A Masterpiece of Tension and Suspense See more (33 total) »

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)
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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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Runtime:
96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Director Cameo: [Mario Bava]as a walk-by extra during the crowd scene.See more »
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References Grand Hotel (1932/I)See more »
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Hold on to MeSee more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A Masterpiece of Tension and Suspense, 10 July 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After the heist of the payment of the employees of a chemical industry where the treasurer and a security guard are murdered, the driver of the runaway car of the criminals Dottore (Maurice Poli), Bisturi (Don Backy) and Trentadue (Luigi Montefiori) is shot and a bullet hits the gas tank. The car runs out of gas and the trio is forced to run to the parking lot of a mall where they kill one woman and kidnap her friend Maria (Lea Lander) and use her car to escape from the police. They are chased by the police but they carjack the car of the middle-aged Riccardo (Riccardo Cucciolla), who is driving his unconscious ill son to the hospital for an emergency surgery. They force the calm RIccardo to drive them out of the city using secondary roads to escape from the blocks in the highway. During the trip, the tension increases but Riccardo and Dottore manage to control the situation until an unexpected conclusion.

"Rabid Dogs" is a masterpiece of tension and suspense of Mario Bava. The immediate association that I made was with the famous Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" that is visibly inspired in this movie, but less realistic and tense. This is the first time that I have seen "Rabid Dogs" and the dialogs and situations are still very impressive; imagine thirty-five years ago the impact of this movie. The claustrophobic location inside a car where most of this feature was shot transmits the horror of Maria with the cruelty and sadism of Bisturi (that means scalpel and not blade) and Trentadue. The final twist is totally unexpected but makes a perfect sense to the plot. Now I intend to see the restored version "Kidnapped" also available on the DVD. My vote is nine.

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