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La polizia chiede aiuto (1974)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  1977 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Assistant District Attorney Vittoria Stori
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Inspector Silvestri
Mario Adorf ...
Inspector Valentini
Franco Fabrizi ...
Bruno Paglia (photographer)
Mr. Polvesi
Marina Berti ...
Mrs. Polvesi
Paolo Turco ...
Marcello Tosti
Corrado Gaipa ...
District Attorney
Micaela Pignatelli ...
Ferdinando Murolo ...
Sgt. Giardina
Salvatore Puntillo ...
Eleonora Morana ...
Polvesi's housekeeper
Sherry Buchanan ...
Silvia Polvesi (as Cheryl Lee Buchanan)
Roberta Paladini ...
Patrizia Valentini
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...


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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The Coed Murders  »

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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 »


References The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) See more »

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Exciting Giallo/Police Procedural
8 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Second in Dallamano's schoolgirls-getting-killed trilogy, it's not as good as Who's Next? (Solange) but not bad in its own right. The killer is someone who rides a motorino (hey, it is Italy!) and never takes off his/her riding helmet, ala Magnum Force, the 2nd Dirty Harry film. This one's more exciting than scary, as the police hunt down this maniac. He's one of the cooler villains in film history though, because unlike the traditional drag-ass killer, this guy never speaks and just RUNS at you with a machete. He really SPRINTS at top speed, which is actually very scary, especially to a jaded horror buff used to the Michael Myers/Jason/zombie method of ambling on over to their victims, who usually have to trip in order to be caught. And there's one scene involving a light switch that will make you jump out of your undies. Stelvio Cipriani's score is again top-notch (he later reused part of it for Tentacles), the dubbing tolerable.

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