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Director:
Writers:
Fernando Di Leo (screenplay)
Fernando Di Leo (story)
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Release Date:
11 March 1976 (Italy) See more »
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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. | Full synopsis »
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Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man DVD Review
 (From Twitch. 30 August 2011, 9:11 PM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Marc Porel ... Fred
Ray Lovelock ... Tony

Adolfo Celi ... Captain

Franco Citti ... Rudy
Silvia Dionisio ... Norma
Marino Masé ... Rick

Renato Salvatori ... 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
Claudio Nicastro ... Commissioner
Gino Pagnani ... Paul
Enzo Pulcrano ... Mario
Alvaro Vitali ... Concierge at Pasquini's building
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Club Bouncer (uncredited)
Enrico Chiappafreddo ... Man Tortured on Boat (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Morandi's Wife (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Ruggero Deodato ... Man Walking Out of Bank (uncredited)
Bruno Di Luia ... Thug (uncredited)
Anja Engstrom ... Topless girl on boat (uncredited)

Michael Forest ... Rick (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gilberto Galimberti ... Man Tortured on Boat (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Thug on Gambling Boat (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Benito Pacifico ... 1st Gunman (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Commissioner (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Norma (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Marcello Verziera ... Pasquini Henchman on Motorbike Pricking Holes in Tires (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ruggero Deodato 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Di Leo  screenplay
Fernando Di Leo  story
Alberto Marras  story
Vincenzo Salviani  story

Produced by
Alberto Marras .... producer
Vincenzo Salviani .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ubaldo Continiello 
 
Cinematography by
Guglielmo Mancori 
 
Film Editing by
Gianfranco Simoncelli 
 
Production Design by
Franco Bottari 
 
Art Direction by
Franco Bottari 
 
Set Decoration by
Mauro Passi 
 
Makeup Department
Alma Santoli .... makeup artist
Vittoria Silvi .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Pariante .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Renato Alfonsi .... boom operator
Antonio Forrest .... sound
 
Stunts
Biagio Gambini .... stunt driver
Nella Gambini .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Bergamini .... assistant camera
Renato Palmieri .... assistant camera
Mario Sbrenna .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liliana Galli .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Laura Frigo .... continuity
Gilberto Galimberti .... master at arms
Pino Salviani .... production secretary (as Peppino Salviani)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore" - Italy (original title)
"Vanishing" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
100 min | USA:94 min
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 (1984) (cut) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Italy:VM18 | Norway:16 (video rating) | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 (heavily cut) | UK:X (cut) | USA:Not Rated

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Holy Moly., 14 September 2003
Author: Blaise_B from Pittsburgh

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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