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Hot Stuff (1976)

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

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Maurizio Merli ...
Murri
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Prosecutor
Raymond Pellegrin ...
Lettieri
Silvia Dionisio ...
Laura Masoni
Fausto Tozzi ...
Esposito
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
Don Saverio
Giovanni Elsner
Mario Novelli ...
Bankrobber
Franco Ressel ...
Lo Cascio
Liana Trouche ...
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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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Merli the Magician.
14 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Euro-Crime can be an acquired taste at the best of times - bad dubbing; senseless killings; one-dimensional plot lines, just some of the gripes levelled against this genre of film. However, if you are looking to watch a film that is rather sparing on subtlety, pathos and seriously lacks any kind of pacing(choppy editing issues), but excels with well-choreographed action sequences; ultra- violence; over-the- top silliness and an easy-to-follow storyline, then this is another Polizio film worth casting a keen eye over.

Maurizio Merli plays a cop forced into retirement by his superiors due to a fondness in the past, of taking matters into his own hands and meting out his own brand of justice to any wrongdoers who have the temerity to commit a crime in his neck of the woods. This exile doesn't last too long however, as he suddenly finds himself recalled to duty by the very same superiors, who believe utilising his brutish methods is just about the only option they have of putting a stop to a gang of nefarious criminals who have just escaped from the clink, and mean BUSINESS! Cue exploding cars; a spectacular motorcycle chase; a one-sided dust-up where Merli teaches four(middle-aged)hooligans some manners on a public bus and plenty of gratuitous shoot- outs(endless bullets entering endless baddies chests).

All in all, an enjoyable 89mins, that's not going to tax the mind and will entertain you from start to finish. Oh, and watch for an unusual turn out for James Mason, playing an Italian Police Commissioner with a clipped Yorkshire accent. Fascinating!


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