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Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
"Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore" (original title)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Porel ...
Fred
Ray Lovelock ...
Tony
...
Captain
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Rudy
Silvia Dionisio ...
Norma
Marino Masé ...
Rick
...
Pasquini
Sergio Ammirata ...
Sergeant
Bruno Corazzari ...
Morandi
Daniele Dublino ...
Corrupt Cop
Sofia Dionisio ...
Lina Pasquini (as Flavia Fabiani)
Tom Felleghy ...
Major
Margherita Horowitz ...
Mona
Gina Mascetti ...
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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Won't Take Too Long
Written by Fraser & Ruggero Deodato
Performed by Ray Lovelock
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Holy Moly.
14 September 2003 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

This one really pushes the envelope on "ends justify the means" police tactics, even compared to the other Italian cop-thrillers I've seen. The two protagonists are cops who belong to an "anti-gang" squad...that means, in this case, that they actually act like gangsters. They're nihilistic, sexist a-holes. They like blowing things up for fun. They shoot criminals BEFORE they commit crimes. A gangster wants them out of the picture and has one of their colleagues shot; from there on, they actively engage in gang warfare. That's the plot.

The dialog is not at all clever. The premise is set up lazily and has no authenticity to it. The musical score is light-weight, typical 70's cop-thriller fare.

It's consistently entertaining, however. Whether laughing out loud or gasping in shock, I was never bored. There's plenty of eye-popping violence on a level with "Violent Naples" to satisfy fans in that department. The ending is very abrupt, surprising, and cool; it gives the whole rest of the movie a darker tone.

I definitely recommend it to fans of violent, Italian cop-thrillers from the 1970's, or any violent cop-thrillers from the 1970's, or good, trashy movies in general.


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