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Director:
Writers:
Enzo G. Castellari (screenplay)
Massimo De Rita (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 August 1976 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
Someone's gonna pay...
Plot:
Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The Extortion and the Six Avengers See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Fabio Testi ... Palmieri

Vincent Gardenia ... Pepe
Renzo Palmer ... Giulti

Orso Maria Guerrini ... Rossetti
Glauco Onorato ... Mazzarelli
Marcella Michelangeli ... Marcy
Romano Puppo ... Doringo
Antonio Marsina ... Giuni
Salvatore Borghese ... Velasci (as Salvatore Borgese)

Joshua Sinclair ... Rudy - il Marsegliese (as Gianluigi Loffredo)
Daniele Dublino ... Commissioner
Anna Zinnemann ... Anna (as Anna Bellini)
Edy Biagetti ... Chief
Salvatore Billa ... Fabrizi
Giovanni Bonadonna ... Cuomo
Franco Borelli ... Saclà
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Mayer
Domenico Cianfriglia ... Rudy Thug
Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Ox
Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Luigino
Ruggero Diella ... Piccio
Dino Mattielli ... Guard
Carmelo Reale ... Vraspar
Angelo Ragusa ... Badger
Massimo Vanni ... Vanni
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Castaldi ... Man in the restaurant
Franco Ukmar ... Fabrizi Sentry
Nick Alexander ... Unlucky Collector 2 (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Angelo Boscariol ... Station Onlooker (uncredited)
Cicely Browne ... Supermarket Owner (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ... Rudy Thug (uncredited)

Enzo G. Castellari ... Restauranter (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ... Street Spectator (uncredited)
Geoffrey Copleston ... Chief / Bar Owner (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Cyril Cusack ... Charlie's Partner / Bank Worker (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Anna (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Boy (uncredited)

Michael Forest ... Palmieri (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lina Franchi ... Supermarket Owner (uncredited)
Biagio Gambini ... Hitman who kills Rossetti (uncredited)
John Gayford ... Rudy / Charlie / Dispatch (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Stefania Girolami Goodwin ... Stefania (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Luigino (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Commissioner / Gallery Owner / Club Man (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Giulti (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... Pepe (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Emilio Messina ... Thug (uncredited)
Fulvio Mingozzi ... Bar Owner (uncredited)
Benito Pacifico ... Rudy Thug (uncredited)
Osiride Pevarello ... Fabrizi Sentry (uncredited)
Renzo Pevarello ... Fabrizi Sentry (uncredited)
Sergio Ruggeri ... Jersey 42 (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Velasci / Jersey 42 (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Leonardo Scavino ... Toy Store Owner (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Rossetti (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Martin Sorrentino ... Tourist (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Mazzarelli (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Stefania (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Vanni (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Enzo G. Castellari  screenplay
Massimo De Rita  screenplay
Massimo De Rita  story
Gene Luotto  dialogue: English version (uncredited)
Arduino Maiuri  screenplay
Arduino Maiuri  story

Produced by
Galliano Juso .... producer
 
Original Music by
Guido De Angelis 
Maurizio De Angelis 
 
Cinematography by
Marcello Masciocchi 
 
Film Editing by
Gianfranco Amicucci 
 
Production Design by
Franco Vanorio  (as Francesco Vanorio)
 
Costume Design by
Luciano Sagoni 
 
Makeup Department
Andreina Ambrosini .... makeup artist
Massimo De Rossi .... makeup artist
Agnese Panarotto .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Pietro Ceccarelli .... production manager (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
Renato Fiè .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rocco Lerro .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Giovanni Corridori .... set constructor
Stefano Paltrinieri .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Luigi Salvatore .... boom operator (as Luigi Salvatori)
Goffredo Salvatori .... sound engineer
 
Stunts
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua .... stunts
Angelo Ragusa .... stunt double: Fabio Testi (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tullio Marini .... chief electrician
Mauro Masciocchi .... assistant camera
Maurizio Santi .... assistant camera
Antonio Schiavo Lena .... camera operator (as Antonio Schiavolena)
Giacomo Tomaselli .... key grip
Claudio Tondi .... assistant camera
Franco Vitale .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlo Gentili .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Cesarina Casini .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Salvatore Farese .... paymaster
Giacomo Longo .... production secretary
Paolo Rampazzo .... administrator
Maria Pia Rocco .... script girl
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Big Racket" - USA (dubbed version)
"Big Violence" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
104 min | UK:101 min
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Color:
Color (Telecolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | France:-16 | Hong Kong:III | UK:18 (2002; cut version) | UK:18 (cut) | UK:(Banned) (1977)
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Trivia:
Even though American actor Vincent Gardenia spoke Italian fluently, all of his lines in the film - which was shot in Italian - were dubbed by an Italian actor.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Luigi loads a fresh clip into his MP-40 but does not chamber a round before he shoots himself.See more »
Quotes:
Luigino:[gesturing with a doll he is holding to the storekeeper] Is this the kind that makes water?
Storekeeper:Yes, everything, it's the latest model from Japan.
Luigino:One of these days they'll make one that bleeds real blood... when you cut its throat!
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Extortion and the Six Avengers, 4 June 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When a powerful gang of extortionists forces the businessmen of an Italian city to pay for their protection, the tough Inspector Nico Palmieri (Fabio Testi) investigates the case; however he is surprised by the racketeers and ends seriously injured. When he is discharged from the hospital, he joins the victims of extortion trying to find a witness to testify in court since the mobsters are always released by the Attorney Giovanni Giuni (Antonio Marsina). Only the restaurant owner Luigi Giulti (Renzo Palmer) accepts the burden; but his daughter is brutally raped by the gangsters and commits suicide later. Nico is pressed by his superiors to drop the case but he invites his friend Pepe (Vincent Gardenia) to help him using illegal methods believing that the end justifies the means. There is a war between the criminals and the police with tragic consequences, and Nico is fired from the police department. Nico decides to join Luigi; Pepe; a marksman that saw his wife being raped and burned alive; the owner of a nightclub that should use brace for the rest of his life; and a felon that wants a passport and destroy the gang in a battle that becomes bloodshed between vigilantes and criminals.

"Il Grande Racket" is a great non-stop action movie, with a violent story of racket and revenge à la Charles Bronson and conclusion à la Spaghetti Western. Of course there are clichés and exaggeration in the situations and shootouts, but in the context they work perfectly well for fans of this genre. The dubbing in English is awful, as usual, and I do not understand why not keep the original language with English subtitles. My vote is eight.

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