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The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)

Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (original title)
Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The ... See full summary »

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Maurizio Merli ...
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DiMaggio
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China
Renzo Palmer ...
Astalli
Gabriella Lepori ...
Nadia
Claudio Undari ...
Dario (as Robert Hundar)
Bruno Corazzari ...
Ettore
Marco Guglielmi ...
Marchetti
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Balzano
Guido Alberti ...
Uncle
Aldo Massasso ...
Magistrate
Brigitte Petronio ...
Fazi Whore
Gianni Musy ...
Proietti
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
Professor
Dante Cleri ...
Ragioniere
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Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The local newspapers cover up for him and pretend the assassination had worked. When Tanzi's able to his superior wants him to hide in Switzerland. But Tanzi defies him and intends to make sure that Maietto is put back in prison. Written by wxjuh

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the appealing triumvirate of Merli, Milian and Saxon deliver euro crme gold!
24 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Gonzoid Euro-crime with the appealing triumvirate of Merli, Milian and Saxon; with so much scene chewing testosterone on display it's a blessed wonder that any celluloid remained for the final print. Saxon plays the boorish crim, Frank Di Maggio with charismatic muscularity, and there really can be only one avenging, fists first, thug-baiting copper up to the task of carving a crimson swathe of justice through the iniquitous backstreets of Rome, and that man is the icon of hep-cat poliziotto cool; an uber geezer with a mustache fashioned out of living granite; ladies and germs…give it up for, Maurizio Merli, the protean arch nemesis to douchebags, young and old, large, or small, bearded, or shaved. You cross that line on Merli's watch and you go home in a blood spattered, zip lock tuxedo! The swarthy, and perpetually balding, Saxon bites off more than he can chew, and ends up choking on a fist-sized, broken-jawed mound of Maurizio Merli! 'The cynic, the rat & the fist' isn't the greatest Merli/Lenzi pairing, but it's damn close, cupcake! And that means one thing…GOOD TIMES!


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