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La via della droga (1977)

An Italian policeman goes undercover to break up an international heroin smuggling ring and butts heads with a hot-tempered Interpol agent assigned by his agency to do the same task.

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Fabio
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Vera
Wolfango Soldati ...
Gilo
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Massimo
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Denim
Romano Puppo ...
Enforcer
Sergio Ruggeri ...
Sergio
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Gianni (as Johnny Loffredo)
Leonardo Scavino ...
Grass (as Leon Lenoir)
Gianni Orlando
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Detective
Giovanni Bonadonna ...
Bearded Dealer
Guido Cerniglia ...
Colonel
Antonella Della Porta
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A cold-blooded cop (Fabio Testi) goes undercover to take down an international drug syndicate, but when Interpol agent (David Hemmings) joins the investigation, the case takes a deadly detour into depravity and violence. Can the two tough detectives trapped in a criminal underworld stay alive long enough to ignite a citywide massacre?. Written by wxjuh

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Another Euro crime masterpiece!!!
12 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Poliziotteschi is a category of film that will rarely if ever let you down. This particular Poliziotteschi or Euro crime is yet another brilliant work of Enzo Castellari's, one of the key players in this genre. This movie is a classic, very entertaining, packed with action, a strong plot and Fabio Testi to top it all off! Ignore any mediocre reviews, this movie is phenomenal. A must see especially for fans of euro crime. In this movie Fabio Testi plays an officer who goes deep cover in the heroin game to try and take out the big boys of the operation. Only one cop is aware of the undercover op, so this movie is basically Testi vs. the world with one cop on his side. The action in this movie continues from beginning to end and the question is continually asked, who is more of a threat to Fabio, the heroin dealers he is trying to bust or his fellow police officers who believe him to be another drug dealing son of a bitch?!


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