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Roma a mano armata (1976)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  July 1978 (USA)
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A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ...
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Ruini
Giampiero Albertini ...
Caputo
Ivan Rassimov ...
Parenzo
Biagio Pelligra ...
Savelli
Aldo Barberito ...
Poliani
Stefano Patrizi ...
Stefano
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Savelli's Henchman
Luciano Catenacci ...
Gerace
Carlo Alighiero ...
DiSavelli
Carlo Gaddi ...
Ambulance Driver
Claudio Nicastro ...
Receiver of stolen goods
Valentino Macchi ...
Franco
Alessandra Cardini ...
Savelli (as Sandra Cardini)
Gabriella Lepori ...
Assante
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A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon  »

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Trivia

When Terry Levene distributed this film in the late 1970's, he replaced a few of the establishing shots with those of American locations. For an establishing shot of the Rome youth center where Tanzi meets Stefano, Levine used a shot of the Manhattan night club "Fascination". Strangely enough, in the later Lenzi film Da Corleone a Brooklyn (1979) (which also starred Maurizio Merli as an Italian policeman), Merli drives by the club "Fascination" after he arrives in New York. See more »

Quotes

Vincenzo Moretto, 'Il gobbo': Hey what's your name, man?
Theodore: Theodore.
Vincenzo Moretto, 'Il gobbo': Ah, Theodore, son of a whore. Good to know you!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are played while the camera in first person view mode (From a criminal's POV) drives through Rome looking at banks and building societies and leaves the city through a long, dark tunnel as the credits end. See more »

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Italian crime drama released with stars not billed in 1982!
10 October 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Terry Levine done it again! He picked up a 1975 italian cop film, edited it down to 79 min, and open it wide in New York in 1982 (or was it 1981). People Magazine even reviewed this film!! Levine failed to mention the stars Arthur Kennedy, Tomas Milian, and little known (in the U.S.) the late action star Maurizio Merli doing the franco Nero role of a cop hellbend on going after the hunchback psycho (Milian). Levine tacked in the movie poster as the begining credit (!) (similar to what he did in MEAN FRANK AND CRAZY TONY, which he failed to mention Tony LoBianco) Kennedy is the only actor not dubbed, and the film just look standard with A to Z script. Milian, who use to get lead good guy roles in Italian film slowly became supporting player playing bad guys. Kennedy looks like he shot this film back to back with KILLER COP. Not recommended, unless the un-cut print runs better.


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