SWINDLE is one of the most entertaining poliziotteschi I've ever seen, and I've seen most of them. COP IN BLUE JEANS, the first in the Nico Giraldi series, was somewhat enjoyable but it left me a bit cold. I really didn't know what to expect from other entries in that series, but SWINDLE - being the only other Giraldi effort I've seen - was far more stylish and accomplished. The script was dynamite, Milian was never funnier, David Hemmings turns in a great performance (and is also very funny), and the action scenes were simply amazing.
This was released recently on DVD in Germany from a company called Sunfilm, and it fortunately has an English audio track, despite the fact that the case says it only has German and Italian audio. The print was very nice and the English dubbing was among the best I've ever heard.
You don't need to see any of the other Nico Giraldi movies to enjoy SWINDLE. It doesn't have any narrative ties to the others in the series. As it stands, I would say this is among my favorite of the Eurocrime efforts of the 1970s and it entertained me to such an extent that I'm very curious about the other Giraldi films.
If you get the chance to see SWINDLE, take it. You'll never regret it.
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