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Violent City (1975)
"Roma violenta" (original title)

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A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ...
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Lawyer Sartori
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Capo della Squadra mobile
Ray Lovelock ...
Biondi
John Steiner ...
Franco Spadoni 'Chiodo'
Daniela Giordano ...
Lover of Betti
Attilio Duse ...
Mar. Antinori
Giuliano Esperanti ...
De Rossi (as Giuliano Esperati)
Marcello Monti ...
The Chink
Consalvo Dell'Arti ...
Violante
Luciano Rossi ...
Delivery Man
Pippo Pollaci ...
Pollaci
Marco Stefanelli ...
Grocery Store Robber
Brunello Chiodetti ...
Santini
Ruggero Diella ...
Boy Killed on Bus
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A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of a vicious criminal. However, he is soon approached by a representative for a group of citizens who themselves are fed up with what they see as criminals going unpunished, and they make him an offer he may very well not refuse. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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13 August 1975 (Italy)  »

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First part of police commissioner Betti's trilogy, also including Violent Naples (1976) and Italia a mano armata (1976). See more »

Goofs

In the police station, a officer is handed a pistol said to be Russian. In actuality it is a Japanese Nambu 14. See more »

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Followed by Violent Naples (1976) See more »

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Bit rough round the edges
16 November 2013 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Bit rough round the edges but full on all action with super central performance from Maurizio Merli. Tough, uncompromising and definitely politically incorrect, this barely pauses for breath as our hero takes on the young baddies of 70s Rome. Pretty shabby old Rome it looks to be too but I seem to recall London wasn't much better around that time.

There are probably a few too many fist fights and beatings but some are most effective and the central car chase was magnificent, and I'm not a real fan of them. Gritty, ruthless and unstoppable, like the main film itself. There is even time for a sleazy episode when a daughter enters the scene at the wrong time. The robberies are mainly all low key, handbags, shops and the like but there is no mention of the mafia here so maybe they kept a hold of all the big stuff.


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