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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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Plot:
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:
Angelo Boscariol ... Passerby (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ... Policeman (uncredited)
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)

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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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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3 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Deodato's disappointing crime flick effort, 21 March 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Considering Italian directors' penchant for ripping off popular American films, it took Ruggero Deodato an age to cash in on Dirty Harry! But, he did eventually get round to it; and Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man is the result. Ruggero Deodato would become famous for his pair of violent cannibal films, Jungle Holocaust and Cannibal Holocaust, and while this flick is nowhere near as shocking as those two, it's still bears Deodato's touch as it's a shade nastier than a lot of the cop films released in Italy circa 1971 (though still not as nasty as Umberto Lenzi's milestone, Almost Human). However, despite its nasty edge; Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man lacks a certain something, and I certainly won't be naming it as one of the best films of it's type. The plot focuses on a couple of maverick policemen; Fred and Tony, who are members of the 'special squad', a department of the police. They have a licence to kill and aren't afraid to use it, and most of the film basically follows our trigger happy cops around as they blow everyone away.

One thing I love about Italian films from the seventies is the titles! This one is particularly good, as it takes a swipe at coppers by stating that 'cops' and 'men' are different things... The central characters were obviously intended to be gritty scene-stealers along the same lines as Tomas Milian in a lot of Lenzi's crime films; but unfortunately, they both come off as rather ridiculous. They're barely cops at all (the story would have been better and made more sense if they were vigilantes), and they're both too young for this 'special squad' status - it never really washes. Furthermore, neither Marc Porel nor Ray Lovelock manages to put in a decent performance. The film isn't a complete loss mostly thanks to Ruggero Deodato's handling. The action scenes are brash and exciting, and Deodato does manage to implement a few standout scenes amongst a fair bit of tedium. Unfortunately, the film doesn't really end on a high either, and while there are a lot worse films than this out there in the Italian cop genre - there are a lot of better ones too. This film is not a dead loss, but it's not really recommended either.

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