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La polizia chiede aiuto (1974)

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Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

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Asst. DA Vittoria Stori
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Insp. Silvestri
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Insp. Valentini
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Bruno Paglia
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Mr. Polvesi
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Mrs. Polvesi
Paolo Turco ...
Marcello Tosti
Corrado Gaipa ...
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Micaela Pignatelli ...
Rosa
Ferdinando Murolo ...
Sgt. Giardina
Salvatore Puntillo ...
Napoli
Eleonora Morana ...
Polvesi's Housemaid
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Silvia Polvesi (as Cheryl Lee Buchanan)
Roberta Paladini ...
Patrizia Valentini
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
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Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

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Just another suicide until the police discovered...A bloody bathroom. A maniac with a cleaver. A schoolgirl sex ring.

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Film debut of Sherry Buchanan. See more »

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In the scene when Cassinelli and Ralli are looking at a strip of film footage, they repeatedly stop the projector to pause on a singleframe. However, the shadow of the projector planly reveals that it is still rolling. See more »

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Giallopoliziotteschi.
29 April 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Rather than featuring an 'everyman' protagonist caught up in a bizarre mystery, as is often the case with a standard giallo, the central characters of Massimo Dallamano's 'What Have They Done To Your Daughters?' are Police Inspector Silvestri and Assistant District Attorney Vittoria Stori, who are called to the apparent suicide of a teenage girl which, upon investigation, becomes a murder case. As they delve further into the victim's life, Silvestri and Stori uncover her secret life as a teenage prostitute, a shocking discovery that leads to the discovery of more bodies and which makes them the next targets of the vicious killer.

This merging of two extremely popular genres of '70s Italian cinema—the 'giallo' and the 'poliziotteschi'—is very entertaining whenever it's adhering to the giallo formula or delivering the sleaze, with a decent killer (clad in motor cycle gear and brandishing a huge meat cleaver), teenage nudity, bloody violence, an uncomfortable moment featuring a tape recording of an underage hooker with her 'john', and a very gruesome scene where a victim's dismembered body is reassembled like a jigsaw; sadly, the film is nowhere near as much fun during the police procedural content, which, barring a cool car/motorcycle chase scene, is extremely hum-drum stuff. The finale is also disappointingly weak.

Overall, this flick offers enough good stuff to make it worth a go, but don't expect it to be anywhere near as good as Dallamano's similarly titled 'What Have You Done to Solange?'.


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