MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,699 this week

The Mad Dog Killer (1977)
"La belva col mitra" (original title)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 541 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 17 critic

Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 02 Jul 2011
 
a list of 1731 titles
created 14 Jun 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 24 Nov 2013
 
a list of 260 titles
created 31 Mar 2014
 
a list of 598 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Mad Dog Killer (1977)

The Mad Dog Killer (1977) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mad Dog Killer.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco
Stars: Françoise Prévost, Jenny Tamburi, Paolo Malco
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A numbers king pin tries to stay in business as the mafia and police close in around him.

Director: Bill Brame
Stars: Frank DeKova, Paul Harris, Frances E. Williams
Trauma (1976)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A paranoid writer (Kier) is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary (Hayden), and then his troubles really begin.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke
Stars: Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Fiona Richmond
Rings of Fear (1978)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."

Director: Alberto Negrin
Stars: Fabio Testi, Christine Kaufmann, Ivan Desny
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

An insane Hollywood makeup man kidnaps a woman, keeps her prisoner in his warehouse full of props.

Director: Yabo Yablonsky
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Luana Anders, Keenan Wynn
Vengeance (1968)
Certificate: GP Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man tracks down the five outlaws who murdered his brother, all the while being shadowed by a mysterious Pinkerton detective.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Richard Harrison, Claudio Camaso, Spela Rozin
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Directors: David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby
Stars: Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, David Gale
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Oliver is in trouble. He's been caught embezzling money from his father's company, and unless he can pay back the $250,000 he took (which he can't), he will be fired from his job, arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Bob Dishy, Joanna Barnes, Bill Dana
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Dinos Katsouridis
Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Titos Vandis, Maro Kodou
Solitaire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Gareth O'Neil
Stars: Palmer Lee Todd, Kehli O'Byrne, Ken Fording
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A sexually frustrated woman, living with her sister and the latter's husband, is tormented by bizarre nightmares and violent erotic fantasies.

Director: José Bénazéraf
Stars: Janine Reynaud, Michel Lemoine, Elizabeth Teissier
Wrong Way (1972)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Two girls are driving home when their car breaks down in the country. They are kidnapped by a gang of drug-crazed hippies, and repeatedly raped. They escape, but soon run into a death cult ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Williams
Stars: Laurel Canyon, Candy Sweet, Forrest Lorne
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Vitali
...
Giuliana
Richard Harrison ...
Santini
Marina Giordana ...
Carla
Luigi Bonos ...
Pappalardo (as Gigi Bonos)
Vittorio Duse ...
Caroli
Ezio Marano
Claudio Gora ...
Judge
Alberto Squillante ...
Pacesi
Maria Pascucci
Nello Pazzafini ...
Caporali (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Antonio Basile ...
Portesi
Sergio Smacchi ...
Esposito
Edit

Storyline

Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts and defiles frightened hapless lass Giuliana Caroli. Meanwhile, rugged police inspector Giulio Santini is determined to bag the despicable Vitali. Written by Woodyanders

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

robbery | police | killer | rape | murder | See All (57) »

Taglines:

Out of Prison ... Out of Control ... and Totally Out of His Mind!

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

29 October 1977 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Ferocious  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Nanni Vitali: Have a drink twat!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

As seen on Jackie Brown
5 October 2004 | by (Hämeenlinna, Finland) – See all my reviews

Remember the scene in Jackie Brown with Robert DeNiro and Bridget Fonda watching TV and then Samuel Jackson walks in and goes: "Is that Rutger Hauer?" and Fonda replies: "No, it's Helmut Berger."?

Well, it's this movie they're watching.

It's a typical low-key Italian gangster movie with a bunch of evil, skinny, mustached (except Helmut Berger) crooks driving around doing evil stuff. The violence scenes are very brutal but there are many moments where also unintentional humor is present.

Once again, I have a Finnish super rare version of this movie with Finnish title (roughly translated) "Death Obeys No Law" on the front cover and in the back cover it says "Best With A Gun", (obviously a typing error). In the opening credits it says "Furious" (or "Ferocious"). A movie with so many names can't be that bad, can it?


20 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cheap (but flawed) DVD at Wal*Mart ab-14
Nanni's Sun Glasses grindhousefreak
Discuss The Mad Dog Killer (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?