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The Mad Dog Killer (1977)

La belva col mitra (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Thriller | 29 October 1977 (Italy)
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 »

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Giuliana
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Santini
Marina Giordana ...
Carla
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Caroli
Ezio Marano
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Judge
Alberto Squillante ...
Pacesi
Maria Pascucci
Nello Pazzafini ...
Caporali (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Antonio Basile ...
Portesi
Sergio Smacchi ...
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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

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

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Crime | Thriller

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29 October 1977 (Italy)  »

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Beast with a Gun  »

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Trivia

A sequel to the film was discussed but never materialised which would have had Vitalli escape prison agai this time to seek revenge against a gangstar that killed his sister. The film would have ended with Vitalli escapong to the USA. See more »

Goofs

During the opening chase sequence, the cop's automatic pistol jams with the slide in the backwards position and an empty shell casing lodged in the ejection port, rendering the weapon unable to fire until that is fixed. Yet a shot is heard, and the driver of the Mercedes is seen being hit in the face. See more »

Quotes

Nanni Vitali: Have a drink twat!
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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Scary Crime Thriller
26 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is surprisingly a decent crime thriller... really better than I was anticipating it to be. The film is a graphic violent crime-thriller

  • scary to watch.


Richard Harrison is the tough police inspector Giulio Santini. He's out to get a prison escapee named Vitali (Helmut Berger) and his gang. Vitali and gang goes on a spree of rape, rob and murder. The gang is very much afraid of Vitali and will do whatever he says - even things they do not care to do for they fear Vitali's violence against them.

I got this movie in the 50-pack Drive-in collection. It's one of the better films in the pack. I'm glad they added it, the film is good.

7/10


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