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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 »

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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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My jaw stayed open from beginning to end
13 February 2000 | by (torino, Italy) – See all my reviews

Man, Maurizio Merli has topped himself in the this CLASSIC police movie. The movie is about a cop, who is sick and disgusted by the way things are going, the criminals never seem to go to jail, and the bad guys seem to take advantage of the situation. That's where Merli comes in, he beats on them without flinching, his boss doesn't like it, so he kicks out of the force, but the story continues...( I won't give away anything, not even the suprise finally. Anyway, this according to me is a prime example of a classic Italian Pulp/thrash 70's movie. It's complete of old ladies, and children being shot in the face for no reason, rapes, angry people shooting each other in broad daylight. I give 2 thumbs up. You might remember Richard Conte in the movie "the Boss", here he plays a character that seems to have a heart(not a big heart, but at least he has one). Ray lovelock should have won an oscar as best supporting actor, and Maurizio Merli should have won a golden globe award


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