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Death Rage (1976)

Con la rabbia agli occhi (original title)
A retired hit-man decides to take one last job to avenge the murder of his brother by a mafia gang. An eager would-be mobster helps him.

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Peter Marciani
Massimo Ranieri ...
Angelo
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Anny
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Commissario
Giacomo Furia ...
Brigadiere Cannavale
Salvatore Borghese ...
Vincent (as Sal Borgese)
Loris Bazzocchi ...
Pasquale
Rosario Borelli ...
Gallo's henchman
Luigi Bonos ...
Peppiniello (as Luigi Williams)
Renzo Marignano ...
Doctor
Giancarlo Sbragia ...
Gennaro Gallo
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When a mobster is assassinated in Naples by the gangsters of Gennaro Gallo, the retired hit-man Peter Marciani learns that Gallo was the responsible for the murder of his brother. He travels from New York to Italy to revenge his brother and he hires the smalltime crook Angelo to work for him. Angelo introduces Peter to the dancer Anny and they have a love affair. Meanwhile the Italian police inspector unsuccessfully tries to anticipate Peter's move. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Thriller

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22 October 1976 (Italy)  »

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Blood Reckoning  »

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Final film appearance of Yul Brynner. See more »

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Peter Marciani: [as the henchman puts a gun to his head] If I were you, I'd shoot.
Gallo's henchman: You're worth double alive.
Peter Marciani: If I were you, I'd still shoot!
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Somewhat average Italian crime-thriller
7 November 2010 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Death Rage is a poliziotteschi about a retired hit-man (Yul Brynner) who decides to take one last job to avenge the murder of his brother by a mafia gang; he is assisted by an eager young would-be mobster. This is a fairly routine plot-line with no surprises. Yul Brynner plays the role well enough but his character isn't especially interesting. He does suffer from debilitating flash-backs of the killing of his brother; this is shown on screen by an odd red graphic. It's maybe the most interesting idea in the film but it doesn't really ultimately go anywhere, similarly the bad eye-condition that Brynner suffers isn't developed in any way, and feels just like padding. The movie does have an extended car chase and quite a bit of gun-play, so it does at least attempt to keep the action flowing. The problem is more in that the story isn't very dynamic and the villain doesn't seem to do very much or pose too much of a threat, so it's hard to get very involved. The film does also star Martin Balsam in a pretty clichéd role as a police commissario. Much more interesting is the inclusion of Barbara Bouchet as a stripper. This cult Euro actress is a great asset to any film that I have seen her in, and this film is no exception. But, despite being naked quite a lot, she isn't really utilized very well. Overall, this is not a film that comes especially recommended but as a basic crime-thriller it's passably entertaining.


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