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The Perfect Killer (1977)

Quel pomeriggio maledetto (original title)
A hitman is allowed out of prison on the condition he continues killing for an organization, but he also becomes the target of a treacherous woman.

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Harry Chapman
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Krista (as Tita Barker)
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Benny
Alberto Dell'Acqua ...
Luc - The Hired Killer (as Robert Widmark)
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Liz
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The Arms Dealer
Aldo Bufi Landi ...
Jack
Diana Polakov ...
Liv - The Model
Paolo de Manincor ...
Mandy - Harry's Boss
Fabián López Tapia
Jean-Pierre Clarain
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A hitman is allowed out of prison on the condition he continues killing for an organization, but he also becomes the target of a treacherous woman.

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30 November 1977 (Italy)  »

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Run of the mill Euro violence with some nice bits
27 August 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Betrayed by his girl and best friend, thief Harry Chapman (Lee Van Cleef) takes the fall for a racetrack robbery. While in prison, he is offered a chance to participate in an escape plan. What he doesn't know is that once he is on the outside, the group responsible for the prison break has Harry in their debt and they use him as a hit-man. Naturally, he grows tired of the job and splits because he is hellbent on getting revenge on the former partners. So the mob puts young hit-man Luc (Robert Widmark) on Harry's trail.

It is kind of surprising that Van Cleef didn't do more Italian crime flicks in the 70s. To my knowledge, he only did this, MEAN FRANK AND CRAZY TONY (aka ESCAPE FROM DEATH ROW), and THE SQUEEZE. As it stands, this one is just kinda average. It doesn't really pick up until the last third. However, there are some great stand alone scenes like an attack by razor-wielding cross dressers (shades of the previous year's STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM) and the final beach showdown. The craziest thing is how every woman seems to find Van Cleef - sporting a really bad rug - to be hot. Tita Barker (aka Carmen Cervera) is the love interest and John Ireland is Harry's confidant. Director Mario Siciliano previously worked with Widmark (aka Alberto Dell'Acqua) on some SARTANA westerns and also did the odd horror flick EVIL EYE (1975).


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