IMDb > Street Law (1974)

Street Law (1974) More at IMDbPro »Il cittadino si ribella (original title)

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos
Street Law -- Franco Nero stars as Carlo Antonelli, an average citizen until the day he is brutally beaten during a violent robbery.


User Rating:
7.1/10   717 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 12% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Massimo De Rita (story) &
Arduino Maiuri (screenplay)
View company contact information for Street Law on IMDbPro.
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. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
STREET LAW (Enzo G. Castellari, 1974) **1/2 See more (19 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Franco Nero ... Carlo
Giancarlo Prete ... Tommy

Barbara Bach ... Barbara
Renzo Palmer ... Inspector
Nazzareno Zamperla ... Beard
Massimo Vanni ... Unibrow
Romano Puppo ... Ringleader
Renata Zamengo ... Cavallo
Franco Borelli ... Borelli
Mauro Vestri ... Barman
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Rubei (as Luigi Guerra)
Adriana Facchetti ... Bum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ... Ringleader (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Cicely Browne ... Bum / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Angelo Casadei ... Photograph (uncredited)

Enzo G. Castellari ... Port (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Cop / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Cyril Cusack ... Records (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Beard / Port (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Paul Goldfield ... Julio / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
William Kiehl ... Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Silvio Klein ... Cop (uncredited)
Mickey Knox ... Gambino (uncredited)
Rocco Lerro ... Getaway (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Barflies / Burglar / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Barfly / Burglar / Rebel (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Barfly / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Marne Maitland ... Records (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Cop / Lawyer / Lookout / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dino Mattielli ... Hitman (uncredited)
Riccardo Petrazzi ... Barfly (uncredited)
Renzo Pevarello ... Extra (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Professor / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Leonardo Scavino ... Leone (uncredited)
Sergio Soldano ... Himself (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Dispatch / Inspector (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Barbara (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Unibrow (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steffen Zacharias ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
Writing credits
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 (director of photography)
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
Rocco Lerro .... stunts (as Lerro Rocco)
Nazzareno Zamperla .... stunt coordinator
Biagio Gambini .... stunt driver (uncredited)
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
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director: English version
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)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il cittadino si ribella" - Italy (original title)
"The Citizen Rebels" - USA
See more »
105 min
Color (Technospes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Enzo G. Castellari]the hoodlum in the denim jacket in the ship yard.See more »
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Laying Down the Law (2006) (V)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
STREET LAW (Enzo G. Castellari, 1974) **1/2, 2 September 2006
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

Between the mid-1950s and mid-80s, Italian cinema was replete with imitations of big Hollywood box-office successes and this one here is not just a surprisingly decent DEATH WISH (1974; released a mere three months earlier!) clone but one of the better poliziotteschi I've watched so far. Besides, it is the second of ten collaborations between star Franco Nero and director Castellari - of which I've caught up with 3 and will soon also get to THE SHARK HUNTER (1979) and KEOMA (1976)! Aren't you all envious?

After an overly intense opening 15 minutes (which occasionally gives rise to some unintentional hilarity) in which we witness everyman Nero being repeatedly victimized by a band of vicious criminals, he decides to take the matter into his own hands, defying the careless (and quite possibly complicit) police force and tracking down his oppressors for one final showdown. Through the course of the film, Nero forms an uneasy alliance with a professional thief (Giancarlo Prete) who pays for his treason with his life, alienates his girlfriend (a pre-Mrs. Ringo Starr Barbara Bach - incredibly, she kept starring in Italian potboilers even after becoming a Bond Girl in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME [1977]) and coerces the Italian underworld into a manhunt within its own ranks a' la Fritz Lang's M (1931)!

The score by frequent Castellari collaborators, Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, is an effective one, except when relying on an almost unintelligible song warbled in broken English...which is all the more ironic when one knows that Hollywood musicals often suffered the ignominy of having their classic songs dubbed into Italian when screened on TV! On the other hand, I cannot imagine that a film like this (with its frequent use of Italian swear words and dialect) would be as enjoyable in English which, unfortunately, is how it is presented on the Blue Underground DVD. Luckily, I watched it on my VHS copy recorded recently off Italian TV but, of course, I'm missing the Enzo G. Castellari Audio Commentary...

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (19 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Street Law (1974)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Contraband The Professional: Golgo 13 Machete Il grande racket The Dark Knight
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.