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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!
Plot:
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 Realistic and Gritty Crime flick 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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After his career hit a slump, Bava hoped this film would revive him by showing that he could compete with his contemporaries in the Italian polizia genre.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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Realistic and Gritty Crime flick, 24 February 2000
Author: eibon04 from New York, City, New York

Cani Arrabiati/Rabid Dogs is a terrific crime drama from the usually horror film-minded Mario Bava. This movie shows why he has been admired by directors around the world for many before and after his death. It is well done because of it's closed atmosphere that entrap the main characters of the story. Rabid Dogs gives an indication that he could succeed outside the horror genre. It's different from his other films because he goes for realism instead of fanstasy.

A couple of things it does have in common with some of his other feature films is it deals with the themes of human nature, greed, and the sheding of the skin to reveal the true self of the person. This film is more closer to Dog Day Afternoon(1974), then The Last House on the Left(1971) when it comes to story. Until recently, this film was lost to the public due to be unfinished for over twentie years. Rabid Dogs could be consider a companion piece to his film A Bay of Blood(the first slasher flick) in that they share some of the same themes and philosophies. It would be one of the last films Mario Bava would direct(the next two would be Shock(1977), and a made for TV movie) before his death at age 66 in 1980.

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