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Emergency Squad (1974)

Squadra volante (original title)
A cop is consumed with the desire to get revenge on the crook who shot his wife to death during a robbery. The crook in question is Marseilles who is trying to assemble funds for his own retirement.

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Gastone Moschin ...
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Ray Lovelock ...
Micheli
Mario Carotenuto ...
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Stefania Casini ...
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Guido Leontini ...
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Ilaria Guerrini ...
Fede
Giuseppe Castellano ...
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Marcello Venditti ...
Serbia
Gabriella Cotignoli
Fabrizio Mazzotti
Nino D'Errico ...
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Giorgio Basso
Carla Mancini
Antonio La Raina ...
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A cop is consumed with the desire to get revenge on the crook who shot his wife to death during a robbery. The crook in question is Marseilles who is trying to assemble funds for his own retirement.

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A very average poliziotteschi
16 March 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Emergency Squad/Squadra Volante (the latter actually translating as 'Flying Squad') is an okayish no-budget poliziotteschi that there's absolutely no reason to watch but which fills the time slightly better than expected if you do. The usual cop out to find his wife's killer plot suffers from having a lead who is barely present (the usually reliable Tomas Milian is a surprisingly dull turn in an almost non-existent role), but there are a few minor flourishes (such as Milian imagining crooks standing in front of the targets in a pistol range) and it fulfils every exploitation film's remit: always include an explosion for the trailer and book a helicopter for one day's shooting. The best moment comes not in the film itself but on the DVD extras in a brief but rambling interview with the film's dying director, Stelvio Massi, when he tries to remember the name of some American director who wrote him a fan letter until his wife suddenly remembers: "Tarantino?" "Yes, I think that's it."


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