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Rulers of the City (1976)

I padroni della città (original title)
Tony, a mob loan collector, is dissatisfied with his station in life. Though he dreams of one day being rich, he is stuck with the dead-end job of beating up borrowers who fall behind in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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'Scarface' Manzari
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Rick
Harry Baer ...
Tony
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Clara
Enzo Pulcrano ...
Peppi
Roberto Reale ...
Luca
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Luigi Cherico
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Vinchenzo Napoli
Rosario Borelli ...
Office Manager
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Luigi's Bagman
Salvatore Billa ...
Luigi's Bagman
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Valentino
Raul Lovecchio ...
Scarface Goon (as Raul Lo Vecchio)
Giulio Baraghini ...
Scarface Goon
Enrico Palombini ...
Captain Beri (Actor)
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Tony, a mob loan collector, is dissatisfied with his station in life. Though he dreams of one day being rich, he is stuck with the dead-end job of beating up borrowers who fall behind in their payments. After meeting up with Napoli, another mob enforcer who's just been fired from his job, the two hatch a plan. Together, they will con mob boss Manzari out of a fortune, after which they can retire and live in luxury. Manzari, however, is not about to let them go so easily. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It's the Godfather Thing...Sharper Than the Sting...A Wilder Ride Than Bonnie and Clyde!!! See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

September 1977 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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See the Italian DVD
7 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Charming movie. Fun and entertaining poliziottesco that doesn't take itself too serious. The Italian DVD is wide screen and includes the superior Italian dub (with English subtitles); don't see the American crappy DVD's that are out there. It also has nice extra's and even those are subtitled. Hail to Raro Video. The soundtrack is strange and original. And it works quite well. I wonder if it is out there on CD. The big name is of course Jack Palance, but my favorite character in the movie is Napoli, played by Vittorio Caprioli. Perhaps not one of Fernando Di Leo's best, but very entertaining indeed. Underrated by the IMDb-users, probably because of the horrible American DVD's.


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