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Street Law (1974)

Il cittadino si ribella (original title)
Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

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Carlo
Giancarlo Prete ...
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Barbara
Renzo Palmer ...
Inspector
Nazzareno Zamperla ...
Beard
Massimo Vanni ...
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Romano Puppo ...
Ringleader
Renata Zamengo ...
Cavallo
Franco Borelli ...
Borelli
Mauro Vestri ...
Barman
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
Rubei (as Luigi Guerra)
Adriana Facchetti ...
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Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

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Franco Nero did almost all of his own stunts. See more »

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After two young thugs hit Franco Nero's car and threaten him, a boom mike is reflected in their car as they drive off. See more »

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Featured in Street Law: Laying Down the Law (2006) See more »

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Best of the "Revenge Flick" Subgenre
29 October 2015 | by (Cut 'n Shoot, Texas) – See all my reviews

The comments largely have it right, though not always the right conclusion. Many said, "not the usual revenge flick", and a few of the less sentient commentators dissed Franco Nero's performance. Put it all together and that's precisely why this gets 8/10 from me. MUCH better than anything Charles Bronson did, and I think better than a lot of the Spaghetti Western "revenge" movies. Nero's character isn't invincible. He's not even very good at it. But that gives it a realism that owes more to Italian horror films than to the westerns. Perhaps that's why Barbara Bach is in it. Could have changed her name...

Very much a period piece, if it seems a bit much at times, you need to read up on what Italian society was like when this was filmed. A strike every other day, a bombing on the off days, petty crime rampant, sex drugs and rock 'n roll everywhere, police on the take, mafia shakedowns about anywhere, kidnappings, extortion... If you're not going to make a primo revenge flick in that milieu, I guess you never will. The Italian title is more descriptive. "A Citizen who Rebels".


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