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

 -  Action | Thriller  -  February 1976 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Renzo Palmer ...
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Nazzareno Zamperla ...
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Romano Puppo ...
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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. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Enzo G. Castellari:  the hoodlum in the denim jacket in the ship yard. 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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re: Enzo G. Castellari-The Italian Master!
20 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Street Law" (1974) is one of Italian genre director Enzo G. Castellari's many crime thrillers. Italian superstar Franco Nero plays an ordinary citizen who is temporarily taken hostage and beaten by a group of sadistic bank robbers. He tells his story to the police who blow him off after accusing him of being reckless in fighting back with such dangerous criminals. Good old Nero decides to take the law into his own hands and stage a war with the thugs, against the wishes of his girlfriend (Barbara "Mrs. Ringo Starr" Bach) Director Castellari is credited as being one of the pioneers of the crime/police thriller genre in Italy. He proves to be ingenious in his simple mastery of action sequence staging. His use of Peckinpah-style slow mo is also damn exciting. The editing and cinematography are also very striking! Another plus is the catchy rock score by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis that adds real punch to the great opening credit sequence.

"Street Law" isn't exactly a stand-out or a distinctive piece of cinema in the endless array of action movies from around the world, but Castellari sure as hell is!


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