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Merciless Man (1976)

Genova a mano armata (original title)
The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.

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The American
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Marta Mayer
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Commissario Lo Gallo
Barbara Vittoria Calori ...
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Howard Ross ...
Caleb
Fiona Florence
Luigi Bonos ...
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Yanti Somer ...
Mayer's henchwoman
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Giacomo Assandri
Armando Brandolino
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ...
Caleb' s Man
Dario Ghirardi
Andrea Gnecco
Carlo Gravina
Andrea Montuschi ...
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The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.

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Before or Later ... However I Will Kill You!

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4 December 1976 (Italy)  »

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L'homme sans pitié  »

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Fun, but confounding
16 January 2008 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

A disgraced American cop (Tony Lo Bianco) sets up a detective agency in Genova, Italy. His only client is Dr. Marta Mayer (Maud Adams) who has hired him to find out who kidnapped and killed her father. It isn't easy as villains pop up ever 10 minutes to kill him and he has to contend with cantankerous Italian cop Lo Gallo (Adolfo Celi). This is a really odd thriller from director Mario Lanfranchi. I say that because stuff happens at random in the flick. For example, Lo Bianco just shows up at places where major plot moments are going down. How did he know to be there? Am I just supposed to assume his amazing detective work brought him there? The strangest moment has Lo Bianco shooting himself up with heroin to get inside a fancy rehab facility that actually wants to distribute more street drugs. It is interesting to see Adams post-THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN and pre-OCTOPUSSY. Lo Bianco, obviously cashing in on his fame with THE FRENCH CONNECTION, seems to be having fun as the wise ass detective and does a lot of his own stunts.


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