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Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (1977)

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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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 ...
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Brigitte Petronio ...
Fazi Whore
Gianni Musy ...
Proietti
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
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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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3 February 1977 (Italy)  »

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The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist  »

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Fast moving, varied and colourful
2 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fast moving, varied and colourful, this is a violent, although not particularly bloody tale of gang against gang and police against gangs with renegade cop doing all the work. Maurizio Merli is that ex-cop here, looking much like Franco Nero and doing almost as well. John Saxon is fine as one gang leader and Thomas Milian (barely recognisable as the other). There is some debate as to who takes which part of the title but for my money Saxon is the 'cynic', Milian the 'rat' with Merli undoubtedly the 'fist', but see the movie and make up your own mind. Some nice set pieces and some humour also in the mix and if there is less emphasis on the girls in this one there is at least one most memorable and violent scene.


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