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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

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 »

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While Biondi is given physical therapy for his paralysis, he wiggles his toes slightly on his supposedly paralyzed leg. See more »

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Violent and tough Eurocrime.
25 December 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Criminal violence in Rome is increasing due to weak legislation and unscrupulous layers.The old methods are no use anymore...they are antiquated.So it's up to Inspector Betti(Maurizio Merli)to fight the rising crime.Thugs are everywhere:robbing,shooting,murdering and raping innocent victims."Roma Violenta" is an exciting slay ride full of nihilistic characters and outrageous violence.The direction by Marino Girolami of "Zombi Holocaust" fame is tight and effective,the car chase scene is mind-blowing and the soundtrack is pretty mellow.Maurizio Merli was so believable in the role that he went on to reprise it in many times before his death in 1989.A must-see for fans of Italian cult cinema.8 out of 10.


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