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Release Date:
February 1976 (USA) See more »
When there's no where else to turn. See more »
Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Franco Nero ... Antonelli
Giancarlo Prete ... Tommy

Barbara Bach ... Barbara
Renzo Palmer ... Inspector
Nazzareno Zamperla ... Beard
Massimo Vanni ... Unibrow
Romano Puppo ... Boss
Renata Zamengo ... Cavallo
Franco Borelli ... Borelli
Mauro Vestri ... Barman
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Rubei
Adriana Facchetti ... Gianni's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ... Boss (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Cicely Browne ... Montage 8 / Gianni's Friend (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Enzo G. Castellari ... Port (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Unit 4 / Montage 7 (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Cyril Cusack ... Records (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Beard / Port (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Silvio Klein ... Cop (uncredited)
Mickey Knox ... Gambino (uncredited)
Rocco Lerro ... Getaway (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Burglar 3 / Barfly 2 / Bar Thug 2 (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Barfly 1 / Would-Be Vigilante (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Montage 11 / Bar Thug 1 (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Marne Maitland ... Records Official (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Montage 5 / Lawyer / Lookout (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dino Mattielli ... Hitman (uncredited)
Riccardo Petrazzi ... Bar Thug (uncredited)
Renzo Pevarello ... Post Office Man (uncredited)
Leonardo Scavino ... Leone (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Dispatch 1 / Inspector / Trousers Vendor (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Unibrow (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steffen Zacharias ... Lawyer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Massimo De Rita  story
Arduino Maiuri  screenplay (as Dino Maiuri)

Produced by
Mario Cecchi Gori .... producer
Luciano Luna .... executive producer
Original Music by
Guido De Angelis 
Maurizio De Angelis 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini 
Film Editing by
Gianfranco Amicucci 
Art Direction by
Umberto Turco 
Costume Design by
Franco Antonelli 
Makeup Department
Giusy Bovino .... hair stylist (as Giuseppina Bovino)
Mario Van Riel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Vincenzo Mazzucchi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcello Crescenzi .... assistant director
Art Department
Eli Peyrot .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Benito Alchimede .... boom operator
Domenico Dubbini .... sound engineer
Biagio Gambini .... stunt driver
Rocco Lerro .... stunts
Alessandro Novelli .... stunts
Nella Gambini .... motorcycle double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcello Anconetani .... assistant camera
Massimo Carlini .... camera operator
Antonio D'Amato .... still photographer
Sergio Martinelli .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Roberto Amicucci .... assistant editor
Piero Bozza .... assistant editor
Other crew
Mario Lupi .... administrator
Maria Luisa Merci .... continuity
Tommaso Pantano .... production secretary
Giandomenico Stellitano .... production secretary
Nazzareno Zamperla .... master at arms
Mickey Knox .... dialogue coach (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il cittadino si ribella" - Italy (original title)
"The Citizen Rebels" - USA
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105 min
Color (Technospes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Director Cameo: [Enzo G. Castellari]the hoodlum in the denim jacket in the ship yard.See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Becoming an outlaw, 14 July 2008
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

Carlo (Franco Nero) is taken hostage during a robbery, beaten up and finally released. He's got the impression that the police are not trying hard enough to catch the criminals, so he takes the law into his own hands ("I am tired of being a docile good citizen"). Carlo becomes not a cool super hero all of a sudden such as Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris or Clint Eastwood oftentimes. He makes stupid mistakes, for example asking too directly for underworld connections or being discovered when tailing suspects - it's learning by doing, so to speak. Furthermore, Carlo is not an entirely sympathetic character, since he slaps his girlfriend in the face, leaves her without much regret (very unlikely if she looks like Barbara Bach, but anyway) and doesn't even have a good answer for her question: "Do you really think the way of bringing law and order is becoming an outlaw?" But when he informs the police about some gun trade, the criminals receive a warning immediately, and Carlo feels confirmed in his belief the men who are officially in charge cannot be trusted. This message and the gratuitous violence caused inevitably negative reviews from the left wing critics, but in the end, people want to see a fast moving action movie, and that certainly is delivered by Enzo Castellari. I don't suppose many in the audience feel tempted to get a shotgun and try for themselves to hunt killers. Cynical - yes, dangerous - no. Movie is fantasy, also about our dark sides.

I had the opportunity to visit the locations at Genoa where "Il cittadino si ribella" was shot, and it's quite amazing how much they could shoot on the main road along the sea - if that is blocked by a film team, the whole inner city is cut off as you hardly can drive on the narrow streets around. So they must have made those car chases in the middle of an unsuspecting public - bet you need nerves of steel, driving a car in Italy.

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