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Smiling Maniacs (1975)

Corruzione al palazzo di giustizia (original title)
During an inquest, an ambitious judge finds out that a lot of high-rank politicians are corrupt to the core.

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Judge Dani
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Judge Vanini
Umberto Orsini ...
Erzi
Mara Danaud ...
Flavia
Giovanna Benedetto ...
Elena Vanini
Umberto D'Orsi ...
'Eccellenza'
Renato Montanari
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Prandó
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Carlo Goja
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Adriano Amidei Migliano ...
Man of Goja with bag
Roberto Antonelli
Renato Baldini ...
Man setting fire
Aldo Bonamano
Francesco D'Adda
Valentino Dain
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During an inquest, an ambitious judge finds out that a lot of high-rank politicians are corrupt to the core.

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Women are their playthings...Violence is their game!

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Smiling Maniacs  »

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Grim, cynical Italian crime thriller

This is a film that belongs in the "Spaghetti Gangster" category. If it had been subtitled instead of dubbed it probably would have played in arthouses instead of grindhouses. There are some moments that don't really play to an American audience (such as the one in which the titular 'Smiling Maniacs' beat and rape Fernando Rey's mistress, a scene that swings schizophrenically back and forth between slapstick and ugly realism), but for the most part this is a pretty sturdy, involving drama of "corruption in the palace of justice".


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