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Massimo De Rita (screenplay)
Arduino Maiuri (screenplay)
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Release Date:
November 1975 (USA) See more »
The last battle between crime and the law in every major city in the world. See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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An excellent example of the genre! See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)

Oliver Reed ... Vito Cipriani

Fabio Testi ... Milo Ruiz

Paola Pitagora ... 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)
Giovanni Pallavicino ... Kidnapper
Giacomo De Michelis
Amato Garbini
Carla Mancini
Orazio Stracuzzi
Marco Mariani ... Carlo DeGregori
Jean Degrave ... Harmakolas (as Jean de Grave)
Franco Moraldi ... French Police Chief
Ottavio Fanfani ... Shopkeeper
Gianni Bortolotti ... Doctor (as Gianni Bortolotto)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernd Stephan ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Sollima 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Massimo De Rita  screenplay
Arduino Maiuri  screenplay
Sergio Sollima  screenplay

Produced by
Ugo Santalucia .... producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Aldo Scavarda 
Film Editing by
Sergio Montanari 
Art Direction by
Carlo Simi 
Set Decoration by
Carlo Simi 
Costume Design by
Carlo Simi 
Makeup Department
Massimo De Rossi .... assistant makeup artist
Amato Garbini .... makeup artist
Vanda Piovesan .... hair stylist
Alvaro Rossi .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Hans Brockmann .... production manager: Germany
Alain Darbon .... unit manager
Livio Maffei .... production manager
Vincenzo Mazzucchi .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrezio Sergenti Castellani .... assistant director (as Fabrizio Castellani)
André Delacroix .... assistant director
Jobst Neuschaeffer .... assistant director: Germany
Art Department
Guy Maugin .... set dresser
Sergio Palmieri .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Franco Bassi .... sound recordist
Amedeo Casati .... sound
René Longuet .... sound
Renato Marinelli .... sound effects
Domenico Pasquadibisceglie .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Gianni D'Andrea .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Oddone Bernardini .... second camera operator
Divo Cavicchioli .... still photographer
Onofrio Coppola .... grip
Enrico Cortese .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valeria Sponsali .... wardrobe
Anna Maria Tucci .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Giuliano Mattioli .... assistant editor
Roberto Puglisi .... assistant editor
Luciano Vittori .... color timer
Other crew
Georgette Darbon .... production secretary
Carmine Del Monaco .... production secretary
Enrico Lucherini .... publicist
Bona Magrini .... script girl
Felicity Mason .... dialogue director
Albino Morandini .... production assistant
Angelo Sarago .... business manager
Jacques Schaeffer .... production assistant
Gino Soldi .... production assistant
Cesare Barbetti .... voice dubbing: Gunnar Warner (uncredited)
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: Fabio Testi (uncredited)
Vittoria Febbi .... voice dubbing: Agostina Belli (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Frédéric de Pasquale (uncredited)
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Oliver Reed (uncredited)
Massimo Turci .... voice dubbing: Reinhard Kolldehoff (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Revolver" - Italy (original title)
"In the Name of Love" - USA
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USA:111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Norway:16 (1977) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Fabio Testi claims that he did nearly all the stunts in the movie himself, including a difficult roof jumping stunt in Milan that the stuntman was unable to do.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In one scene Fabio Testi's character refers to Paola Pitagora's character as Paola instead of Carlotta.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inglourious Basterds (2009)See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An excellent example of the genre!, 31 December 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

I'm a big fan of Italian crime flicks, but it has to be said that a lot of them are rather similar. That's not the case with Revolver however! Some of these films go off on a bit of a tangent and while in keeping with the elements that make this sort of film what it is (car chases, shootouts etc) deliver something more than the average cop flick, and these are the best of the genre; films such as Almost Human, Street Law and this film. Revolver benefits from a strong plot, two strong leading men and the fact that the film actually has a point to make. The plot focuses on Vito Cipriani; a prison warden and former police officer who finds himself with a choice to make when he is told by criminals that his wife has been kidnapped and the only way he can get her back is to spring crook Milo Ruiz from jail and make the exchange for his wife. Vito is not happy just to take the criminal's word for it, however, and so decides to kidnap the criminal himself before the exchange is made. It also soon becomes apparent that the criminal's aren't playing straight, which leads to an unlikely combination of prisoner and prison warden on the hunt for the warden's wife.

Oliver Reed takes the lead role, and I have to say that he should have made more Italian crime flicks! His performance is typically over the top, though he looks completely at home chewing the scenery and swearing his head off, and it's a joy to watch too. Esteemed Polizi star Fabio Testi stars opposite and is the polar opposite of Oliver Reed, which ensures that they make a fascinating pairing on screen. The plot moves at a brisk pace throughout and it never veers very far off course, which is a bonus if you ask me considering how these films often do. There are a few moments where it does slow down a bit too much, and Revolver is just slightly overlong; but as I said, it doesn't get boring so it's not too big a problem. There's less action in this film than the average Polizi flick, but we do still get a couple of decent car chases and there's a fair bit of gunplay too. Oliver Reed's performance really makes up for that anyway, however; the man himself has more impact than any amount of cars and bullets! Perhaps the best thing about this film is the point it has to make; I don't expect much more than entertainment from a Polizi flick, so getting that little bit extra is a nice bonus. Overall, this is certainly one of the better of examples of this genre and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to my fellow Polizi fans.

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