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Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay)
Fernando Di Leo (screenplay)
Release Date:
27 August 1975 (Italy) See more »
Based on an actual event "The Kidnap Syndicate" is the story of two boys, one from a rich family and the other from a poor family, who are kidnapped and held for ransom. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Luc Merenda ... Colella

James Mason ... Filippini

Irina Maleeva ... Lina
Marino Masé ... Pardi
Daniele Dublino ... Bonanni
Vittorio Caprioli ... Magrini

Valentina Cortese ... Grazia
Salvatore Billa ... Pardi Thug
Marco Liofredi ... Fabrizio
Francesco Impeciati ... Antonio
Loris Bazzocchi ... Kidnapper

Renato Romano ... Kidnapper
Enzo Pulcrano ... Labbrone
Tom Felleghy ... IFI
Flora Carosello ... Wife
Serena Bennato ... Slava
Giulio Baraghini ... Brigadier
Angelo Bergamaschi
Alessio Juso ... Bambino
Renato Baldini ... Antonio
Raul Lovecchio ... Latrella
Giuseppe Colombini
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ... J&B / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Charles Borromel ... Magrini (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Hood (uncredited)
Geoffrey Copleston ... Reporter / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Cyril Cusack ... Cop / Waiting / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Kidnapper / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Rolando De Santis ... Cop (uncredited)
Cesare Di Vito ... Journalist (uncredited)
Max Dorian ... Barman (uncredited)

Michael Forest ... Filippini (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gilberto Galimberti ... Kidnapper (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Extra (uncredited)
William Kiehl ... Pardi (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Gawker / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Kidnapper / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Sandro Scarchilli ... Doorman (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Brigadier / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Antonio / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Lina (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Reporter / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Di Leo  screenplay
Ernesto Gastaldi  screenplay
Galliano Juso  story
Nicola Manzari  screenplay

Produced by
Galliano Juso .... producer
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov  (as Luis Bacalof)
Cinematography by
Erico Menczer 
Film Editing by
Sergio Montanari 
Production Design by
Francesco Cuppini 
Costume Design by
Maria Luisa Panaro 
Makeup Department
Gilda De Guilmi .... hair stylist
Giovanna Manca .... assistant makeup artist
Cristina Rocca .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pietro Ceccarelli .... production manager (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
Renato Fiè .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angelo Vicari .... assistant director
Art Department
Sandro Bellomia .... assistant production designer
Cristiano Tessari .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Franco Bassi .... sound mixer
Renato Marinelli .... foley artist
Luigi Salvatore .... boom operator
Goffredo Salvatori .... sound
Sergio Mioni .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Bernardini .... assistant camera
Roberto Brega .... camera operator
Ermanno Consolazione .... still photographer
Rodolfo Flibotti .... chief electrician
Francesco Gagliardini .... assistant camera
Maurizio Micalizzi .... key grip
Bernardo Valli .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mirella Novelli .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Roberto Gianandrea .... assistant editor
Roberto Puglisi .... assistant editor
Other crew
Marisa Agostini .... script supervisor
Gilberto Galimberti .... master at arms
Maurizio Giorgi .... production secretary
Basilio Patrizi .... armorer
Enzo Prosperini .... production secretary
Paolo Rampazzo .... administrator
Raffaele Salvatore .... cashier
Matteo Spinola .... unit publicist
Massimo Turci .... dubbing director

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Also Known As:
"La città sconvolta: caccia spietata ai rapitori" - Italy (original title)
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97 min
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Fernando Di Leo from another side but worth, 5 April 2015

I won't add much more if you compare with what said the other users. Yes you have to deal here with a brilliant Italian crime flick, which shows us that cinema from the other side of the Alps may be terrific when it dares to. This story of a double abducting involving two children: a poor and a wealthy one, with then the confusion about their family, the poor and the rich one reminds me another little underrated gem named GRACELAND with almost the same scheme. This very one is not so usual among crime movies. GRACELAND was very narrowly released and made in the Philipines. That's all what I will say about it. Interesting films that are not so common these days. The feature from the Philipines are from 2013 although.

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