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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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Excellent Italian police films!
30 May 2000 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

THE CYNIC, THE RAT AND THE FIST is an excellent Italian police film directed by genre meister Umberto Lenzi. Despite his cannibal movies notority this is what Lenzi is really best at. Stylish, well scripted, with catchy scores and starring tough guys like Tomas Milian, Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Henry Silva and other genre vets his police films always offer great entertainment. The plot (as in his other films) isn't very important, but has basically something to do with tough cop Merli hunting down and beating up criminals, while dodging counterattacks from gangsters Milian and Saxon.


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