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Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | 11 March 1976 (Italy)
Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy whom are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops whom thrive on living dangerously.

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Fred
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Tony
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Captain
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Rudy
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Norma
Marino Masé ...
Rick
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Pasquini
Sergio Ammirata ...
Sergeant
Bruno Corazzari ...
Morandi
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Corrupt Cop
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Lina Pasquini (as Flavia Fabiani)
Tom Felleghy ...
Major
Margherita Horowitz ...
Mona
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Maricca
Marcello Monti ...
3rd kidnapper
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Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy whom are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops whom thrive on living dangerously.

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A sequel was originally planned, but ended up being scraped due to Marc Porel and Ray Lovelock not getting along. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Maggie
Written by Ray Lovelock
Performed by Ray Lovelock
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Chauvinistic and nihilistic cop movie.

I can say that I have not seen a Deodato movie that I haven't liked. I enjoy his style and the way he takes on each 'genre' rather than just taking on a script or a film.

With "Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man" he really tackled the Italian cop/crime thriller genre head-on and makes no apologies. These guys shoot first and put the handcuffs on later. They are competing with each other the whole film over who's gonna get the chicks. It's hilarious and bad ass all at the same time.

Written by Fernando Di Leo (Fulci's "Massacre Time") and brilliantly acted and directed, it's hard to find anything wrong here. Euro-sleaze buffs can safely purchase this one for the collection.

8 out of 10, kids.


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