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Blood in the Streets (1973)
"Revolver" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  November 1975 (USA)
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An Italian official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released--but then ... See full summary »

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Vito Cipriani
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Milo Ruiz
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Carlotta
Agostina Belli ...
Anna Cipriani
Frédéric de Pasquale ...
Michel Granier
Marc Mazza ...
Police Inspector
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
French Lawyer (as René Kolldehoff)
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Kidnapper
Peter Berling ...
Grappa
Gunnar Warner ...
Jean Daniel
Daniel Beretta ...
Al Niko
Calisto Calisti ...
Maresciallo Fantuzzi
Steffen Zacharias ...
Joe Lacours (as Steffen Zaccarias)
Michel Bardinet
Salvatore Borghese ...
Suicidal Prisoner (as Sal Borghese)
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An Italian official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released--but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the man's colleagues don't kill his wife. Enraged, the gang sets out to free their compatriot and kill the man who took him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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In the name of love he killed a man... destroyed another... spit on his badge and tore a city apart brick by brick, street by street, punk by punk to find his wife. See more »

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According to a DVD special feature, the crew were told that Oliver Reed would be finishing his scenes on a day four days after what would actually be his last day of filming. This was because crew on the film apparently had scores to settle with him and the false finish date was given to protect him. See more »

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In one scene Fabio Testi's character refers to Paola Pitagora's character as Paola instead of Carlotta. See more »

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A nice change of pace
27 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I may be cynical, but sometimes I look at my collection and see 50 copies of the same movie. Explosions, love interest, conservative "twist" ending, cut! Revolver may be just as derivative of 1970's flicks as the explosion fests of the 21st century are today, but for some reason it was refreshing to watch. I can't see anyone lavishing "rabid fanboy" praise on it, but Revolver was enjoyable, moving at times, and had two great performances. If you thirst for a change of pace, but want to retain the comfortable action standbys of guns and violence, Revolver may be right up your alley. The fantastic extras don't hurt either.

I've never seen a movie quite like this. The best descriptor I can muster is "spaghetti thriller". It's a seventies crime drama with a bit of Dirty Harry, a helping of Reservoir Dogs, a few drops of eau de western, a scoop of melodrama, and a dash of political commentary. Though it oscillates between boredom and epic, Revolver delivers the kind of entertainment that today's movies can only parody. If you buy into the characters, you'll be treated to a satisfying drama. If modern sensibilities prevent that, you can at least enjoy the campier aspects (bad lip synch, fur coats) and delight in the commanding score. The score alone is worth it.


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