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

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Rabid Dogs -- 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 (In HD).

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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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Remarkable change of pace for Bava proves he was a master director See more (36 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)

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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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 »
Soundtrack:
Hold on to MeSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Remarkable change of pace for Bava proves he was a master director, 10 June 2008
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

Mario Bava is best remembered for his ultra-stylish and dreamlike Gothic horror mood pieces. Films such as "Black Sunday" and "Kill! Baby! Kill!" are fondly remembered as some of the most atmospheric films ever made. Bava always had a sense of subtlety and restraint for those works. However, in the early 70s, he made two films which marked a stunning change of pace for the master director. "Twitch of the Death Nerve" is a brutal film which took the Giallo to a whole new level. However, it was still very stylized and didn't seem too grounded in reality despite its disturbing nature. "Rabid Dogs", his next change of pace, is absolutely nothing like anything else the man made before. Its a tension filled and often sadistic crime story grounded in reality.

The main reason the film works is because of how divorced it is from Bava's earlier output. Instead of the director's usual dreamlike technique, "Rabid Dogs" is a very gritty and minimalist film. Most of it is set in a moving car and deals with the tensions between the captured and the kidnappers. Also, the shocking violence seems more realistic and grounded in reality, making it far more disturbing than anything else in Bava's filmography. Ultimately what makes the film memorable is the ultra-nihilistic outlook. This is as pessimistic and misanthropic work as "Last House on the Left", so be prepared to have a cold shower running afterwords. "Rabid Dogs" is a film which shocks on multiple levels and is a near-masterpiece for Bava, his last truly great film. (8/10)

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