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Almost Human (1974)

Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare (original title)
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A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giulio Sacchi
Commissario Walter Grandi
Laura Belli ...
Marilù Porrino
Gino Santercole ...
Mario Piave ...
Grandi's Assistant
Luciano Catenacci ...
Ugo Majone
Pippo Starnazza ...
Lorenzo Piani ...
Gianni - Marilù's Boyfriend
Joris Muzio ...
Giulio's Lawyer (as Muzio Joris)
Rosita Torosh ...
Franco Ferrari ...
Francesco D'Adda ...
Annie Carol Edel ...
Marta's friend (as Annie Edel)
Giuseppe Castellano ...
Police Inspector with glasses
Tom Felleghy ...
Judge Rossi


Guilio Sacchi, an underworld leader in crime, is about to rise above the rank of mafia hit-man to the most savage killer in Milan. He kidnaps the daughter of a wealthy business man, planning to live a life of luxury with the ransom he collects. In the course of obtaining the money, Guilio finds it necessary to mercilessly slaughter anyone who gets in his way as the city's death toll increases by the minute. Walter Grandi is a frustrated police chief who's seen too many innocent people die by Guilio's hands. Determined to exterminate Guilio and his men, Grandi attempts to convict the vicious criminal only to realize he can never obtain the necessary proof. Finally, Grandi must transgress the rules of his profession to stop Sacchi's ruthless reign of terror. Written by Prism Entertainment

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Release Date:

14 November 1975 (USA)  »

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Almost Human  »

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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 »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Entertaining Lenzi crime
8 August 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This seems to be a very typical Italian crime film...and boy, do i love it. Ennio Morricone has a short, but killer instrumental tune going on at the very beginning of the film, setting the mood for what this movie is all about. We have the fine Tomas Milian playing a pathetic, gunhappy bastard who gets ticked off very easily and spends most of the movie killing the people he gets near. A high bodycount for mr. Milian here. Great boys...are you happy??? i know i am for owning this movie. I even have the soundtrack in my collection. Go see it boys!!! The American title for this movie "Almost human" is very misconceiving, as Milian in no sense seems like a human being. A translation of the Italian title is more correctly "Hate in Milano-the police can't shoot".

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