6.4/10
196
3 user 4 critic

Silent Action (1975)

La polizia accusa: il servizio segreto uccide (original title)
Starting the investigation of a murder mystery, a police man is to investigate dangerously top politicians and military. A chain of suicides takes its toll among the current and past ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Milano police lieutenant Giorga's chief is murdered by an organized crime ring, he vows to avenge his boss's death. Going undercover to continue the chief's investigation, he plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli
Gambling City (1975)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Luca Altieri is a gambler. He likes cards and he is a master in playing poker. He is a cardsharper too. He begins working for "The President", who has many gambling houses and everything ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Luc Merenda, Dayle Haddon, Corrado Pani
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young prostitute is found brutally killed and is up to detective Germi (Claudio Cassinelli) the investigation of the case, as the search progress he uncovers a girls trafficking ring with connections to powerful people.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Lia Tanzi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Susan Player, Riccardo Cucciolla, Alfredo Pea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Senta Berger, John Richardson, Alessandro Cocco
Screamers (1979)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Richard Johnson
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy, Giampiero Albertini
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Tomas Milian
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A bounty hunter arrives in a mining town and is hired to track down the missing daughter of the town's crippled mayor and learns she has been kidnapped by the mayor's corrupt right-hand-man and a band of outlaws he is secretly working for.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Steiner, Sonja Jeannine
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The 4 short stories in this Italian Sex-Comedy all revolve around marriage infinitely. A private eye and his inept assistant are hired by a jealous husband to spy on his wife. The detective... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Ursula Andress, Barbara Bouchet, Johnny Dorelli
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Inspector Giorgio Solmi
...
District Attorney Mannino
Delia Boccardo ...
Maria
Michele Gammino ...
Lt. Luigi Caprara
Paola Tedesco ...
Giuliana Raimondi aka la Tunisina
Franco Giornelli ...
Frank Smith - the killer
Gianfranco Barra ...
De Luca
Carlo Alighiero ...
Remo Ortolani
Claudio Gora ...
Martinetti
Claudio Nicastro ...
Prison Warden
Antonio Casale ...
Giovanni Andreassi - aka Massù
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
General Stocchi (as Gianni De Benedetto)
...
Captain Mario Sperli
Arturo Dominici ...
Chief of police
Carlo Gaddi ...
Massù's friend
Edit

Storyline

Starting the investigation of a murder mystery, a police man is to investigate dangerously top politicians and military. A chain of suicides takes its toll among the current and past leaders of Italy in a particularly difficult season for the Italian Democracy. Written by wxjuh

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 April 1975 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Silent Action  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited from The Violent Professionals (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Luc Merenda against strong criminal forces
8 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"La polizia accusa: il servizio segreto uccide" (1975) aka "Silent Action" is a poliziottescho. The title literally means "The police accuse: the secret service kills". This is an accurate description of a substantial part of the film's story, a frustrating part for policeman Luc Merenda. In instance after instance as he works to solve a homicide or a string of homicides, important witnesses or captured criminals are killed. He manages to extract enough information at times to pursue the trail, but then these killings halt his pursuit.

The story depicts a situation in Italy in which police are frustrated by higher level forces associated with shadowy figures of wealth and influence. Sometimes they reach down to corrupt police too and sometimes they assassinate policemen. The film opens with three disparate assassinations of men in important positions that establish the climate of lawlessness engineered by other upper echelon figures. The story pulls no punches in its downbeat depiction of what police are up against, but neither does it identify who's behind it or even identify their particular reasons other than to maintain their power and grip.

The IMDb rating of 6.4 is about right, suggesting that this is a decent if unexceptional entry in this genre. It does have a substantial chase scene in it and also a paramilitary confrontation. There's enough action to satisfy genre fans. Luc Merenda holds the screen and Mel Ferrer contributes a slippery ambiguity.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD availability foreman_robert
Discuss Silent Action (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?