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Hot Stuff (1978)

Paura in città (original title)
A cop pursues the Mob for revenge as well as personal honor.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ...
Murri
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Prosecutor
Raymond Pellegrin ...
Lettieri
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Laura Masoni
Fausto Tozzi ...
Esposito
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
Don Saverio
Giovanni Elsner
Mario Novelli ...
Bankrobber
Franco Ressel ...
Lo Cascio
Liana Trouche ...
(as Liana Trouchè)
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Giacomo Masoni
Loris Bazzocchi
Tino Bianchi
Liana Sagrillo
Antonio Maimone
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A cop pursues the Mob for revenge as well as personal honor.

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Very good
28 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of the Euro-crime type films then this a typical violent outing that delivers a lot in 90ish minutes running time. Merli plays the usual tough cop Dirty Harry type role, and gets a decent motorbike chase that is a highlight. I certainly disagree with comments that the film is dull as there's plenty of great action sequences. There is less plot than say 'The Marseille Connection' (High Crimes) or other similar films though. Merli is good in this film, though naturally dubbed. He's great in the action scenes especially the fights! It's more than can be said for an clearly ill at ease James Mason, who acts like he'd rather be somewhere else.

Its a shame this genre of films is difficult to come by (certainly in the UK) and the copy i've watched is the grainy '23rd Century' release which i gather is missing footage at the start. Even so it's definitely worth a watch if you can track it down.

Recommended.


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