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Street Law (1974)
"Il cittadino si ribella" (original title)

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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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Mauro Vestri ...
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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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Decent and occasionally brutal Spaghetti crime thriller
11 September 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

The Italians latched onto many American film trends, making their own versions. However, their supposed imitations often matched the films they emulated. And while they don't feature the amount of technical skill, they could always be counted on for a quick pace and getting right to the point. "Street Law" isn't one of the finest Spaghetti crime thrillers for several reasons, but it is consistently exciting and certainly never dull. The direction by exploitation veteran Enzo G. Castellari keeps everything moving at a lightning quick pace, and the editing and music score both help out a good deal. In particular, the cuts are always quick and occasionally bring to mind a certain newer Hollywood filmmaker whose an infamous fan of these films.

What unfortunately brings the film down is Franco Nero. I never thought I'd write that, considering how good he is usually ("Django" remains one of the best westerns ever made). However, hes far too over-the-top here often to the point of unintended hilarity. I don't expect great performances from b-movies, but I was actually getting involved with the story and direction. The fact that the character is a complete moron doesn't help either. Still, the film is worth watching and a good way to kill an hour and a half. From an absolutely insane opening bank robbery and car chase, the action never once stops. Former Bond girl Barbara Bach is in this as well, but she isn't really given anything to do outside of look beautiful. (6/10)


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