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Almost Human (1974)
"Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare" (original title)

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A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't making him all that much money, so he figures to hit the "big time" by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Giulio Sacchi
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Commissario Walter Grandi
Laura Belli ...
Marilù Porrino
Gino Santercole ...
Vittorio
Mario Piave ...
Grandi's Assistant
Luciano Catenacci ...
Ugo Majone
Pippo Starnazza ...
Papà
Lorenzo Piani ...
Gianni - Marilù's Boyfriend
Joris Muzio ...
Giulio's Lawyer (as Muzio Joris)
Rosita Torosh ...
Marta
Franco Ferrari ...
Brambilla
Francesco D'Adda ...
Romano
Annie Carol Edel ...
Marta's friend (as Annie Edel)
Giuseppe Castellano ...
Police Inspector with glasses
Tom Felleghy ...
Judge Rossi
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A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't making him all that much money, so he figures to hit the "big time" by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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November 1975 (USA)  »

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American actor Richard Conte was originally cast in the part of Commissario Walter Grandi. Conte however died shortly before filming began and production could not be halted. The first available actor for the part was Henry Silva. Silva at the time was mostly known for playing villains and killers so director Umberto Lenzi had to work hard to try to make him fit the character of a cop. See more »

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References Ashes and Diamonds (1958) See more »

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faultless
15 August 2006 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Fine performances from all concerned, faultless non stop action direction and a pulsating score from Morricone all means that this super tight sleaze bag of ultra violence cannot fail - and it doesn't. It's not a pretty sight, except perhaps for the one shot of the lakes, with Milan looking about as disgusting as Mr Milian's constant and continuous nastiness. If I take issue at all here it is because it is established early on that the lead nasty is going to stop at nothing to achieve his goal and this leaves out the possibility of suspense or tension. We just know that he will relentlessly pursue his aims no matter who dies. That aside, it has to be said that unpleasant though much of this is it is certainly a most ruthless piece of film-making.


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