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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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Stylish & violent cop drama See more (13 total) »

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 | West Germany:18 (cut)

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Stylish & violent cop drama, 9 December 2006
Author: Pinku_Eiga from Deutschland

Ruggero Deodato is a director known for making hard films, filled with violence and cynicism. His impressive cop thriller, "Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man", is no exception. Alfredo and Antonio belong to a special branch of the Rome police department. They are given the hard cases, having to deal with the lowest criminal scum around. Their methods of dealing with the criminal element are certainly not standard procedure, as we see early in the film. The 'bad guys' who have the utter misfortune of having to deal with Fred and Tony, do not get handcuffed and have their rights read to them. Deodato, most known for a contemptuous piece of cinema called 'Cannibal Holocaust', has fashioned a stylish crime drama, filled with interesting and unusual characters. The viewer gets to know the two vigilante cops, who seem to be operating on the same wavelength. They cruise around on a motorcycle together, kill and torture bad guys together, even live together. They share the same cynical attitude towards life and death. There is a real bond there, and that relationship elevates this to a higher level. It is fun to watch these two in action, cocky and sexist bastards that they are, but somehow likable. Filmed with a great deal of energy and style. The opening scene, a wild motorcycle chase through the streets of Rome, sets the tone for the rest of the film. And the music is worth mentioning, some great background music, typical of the 70's time period, compliments the action. Deodato often had a strange habit of using the most inappropriate music to go along with the extreme violence happening on the screen. Soft ballads were often heard as people got beaten and murdered, or sexy disco music complimented a brutal rape, such as in "House On the Edge Of the Park". It somehow makes the brutal imagery all the more sick and twisted. For 'Live Like A Cop' actor Ray Lovelock who portrays Antonio, sings the main theme for the film. Great stuff. In America at this time, a TV show called 'Starsky & Hutch' was doing well. A cop show that featured two handsome partners, one blond and the other dark haired, much like the two heroes of this film. Perhaps that TV show was an influence, but the movie was made before 'Starsky & Hutch' was shown on Italian TV, so who knows? Up until recently "Uomini Si Nasce Poliiziotti Si Muore" was super-rare, almost impossible to find on video. Now there is a new DVD from an Italian label, 'Raro Video', that is well worth tracking down. Featuring a choice of original Italian language or a funny dubbed English track, and including an interesting interview with Ruggero Deodato and actor Ray Lovelock, who both discuss the film. Highly recommended for fans of 70's exploit films and crime films. There were countless cop thrillers to come out of Italy in this time, but this stands out as one of the best, and certainly one of the most brutal.

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