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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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Barbara
Renzo Palmer ...
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Romano Puppo ...
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Renata Zamengo ...
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Franco Borelli ...
Borelli
Mauro Vestri ...
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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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On the commentary for the Blue-Underground DVD release, Director/Blue-Underground president William Lustig told director Enzo G. Castellari that "Il Cittadino si rubella" was the inspiration for his film Vigilante (1983). They both started laughing because "Il Cittadino si rubella" was retitled "Vigilante II" when released on video in the United Kingdom. This means the film that inspired the other illogically became its "sequel." 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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Not the typical vigilante film
19 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A bit different to the usual vigilante films, half expected something like Death Wish, the Exterminator or The Big Racket (Which are all great films by the way) and instead it's something a bit more realistic and well thought out. Maybe the action sequences should have been more evenly spread through the film though. What makes it different to the other films is the main character doesn't wipe out hundreds of punks, it is more a story of his calculated revenge and builds it's story up more steadily. Franco Nero plays the most haphazard, cack-handed vigilante ever but is great in the role, certainly more expressive than Robert Ginty in the Exterminator. Not that that's difficult mind. His character is obsessed with revenge and it is well portrayed. It is easy to sympathise with his character and it is engrossing watching him get his revenge. Nero does a lot of his own stunts too including some great stuff with him getting chased and knocked down by a Ford Mustang in slo mo. How he didn't get killed or crippled is incredible.

Talking of cars poor Franco has to make do with an Austin Allegro through most of the film.

Anyway to summarise a good solid well acted film, quite violent, great music score, very well staged action sequences and satisfying climax.

Very much worth a watch.


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