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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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Vitali
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Giuliana
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Santini
Marina Giordana ...
Carla
Luigi Bonos ...
Pappalardo (as Gigi Bonos)
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Caroli
Ezio Marano
Claudio Gora ...
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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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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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The greatest film of all times!
4 June 2000 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

An excellent cast, a perfect bad guy (Helmut is so awesome as Nanni Vitale) and the best director you could get are responsible for this fantastic movie. Not to mention the soundtrack, which is a catchy tune from the first moment on. (An oscar to the composer, he´s a true genius!) A film full of magic moments (the rapture of Marisa Mell), brutal action scenes (like the scene where Helmut is beating up a gas station attendant) and great artwork (the identikit pictures of Nanni). But the best thing is the german dub version ("Lies das, Hure!" "Ich bin Nanni Vitale, der wahnsinnige Moerder, der gefährliche Verbrecher!") Very, very recommendable, one of the true highlights of the italian cinema, should be in the list of the 100 best films ever. Helmut Berger is god!!!!


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