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Nicola Badalucco (story) &
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24 February 1979 (Sweden) See more »
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Low-watt, but pretty entertaining giallo See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Flavio Bucci ... Sociologo

Aurore Clément ... Giovane signora
Tony Kendall ... Roberto Vinci
Ettore Manni ... Questore
Brizio Montinaro ... Commissario
Loris Bazzocchi ... Agente in borghese
Giuliano Gemma ... Il pistolero
William Berger ... 2e pistolero
Alfredo Pea ... Garzone
Gabriele Tozzi ... Controllore
Angela Serraino ... La blonde
Elisabetta Virgili ... Adolescente
Maria Pia Attanasio ... Veccia signora (as Pia Attanasio)
Micaela Pignatelli ... Accompagnatrice
Laura D'Angelo ... La maschera al cinema
Agla Marsili ... Cassiera al cinema
Franco Mazzieri ... Barista
Enzo Spitaleri
Attilio Duse ... Direttore del cinema
Annabella Andreoli
Mattia Sbragia ... Adolescente
Antonio Bonifacio
Luciano Rossi ... Assistente proiezionista
Luigi Uzzo
Franco Balducci ... Aldo Capocci
Sergio Doria ... Giovane signore
Guerrino Crivello ... Piccoletto
Mario Cecchi ... Uomo in grigio
Marzio Honorato ... Regista (as Marzio Onorato)
Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Nonno
Gino Usai ... Poliziotto
Umberto Gradi
Gianni Ottaviani ... Magistrato
Michela Martini
Dina Sassoli ... Padrona Pensione
Luciano Catenacci ... Vice Questore
Pino Lorin ... Giornalista
Renata Ranieri ... Giornalista
Conchita Airoldi ... Giornalista
Gennarino Pappagalli
Giorgio Cerioni
Bruno Di Geronimo ... Productore
Irene Bignardi
Paolo Passanisi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alessandro Tedeschi ... Old man at the movies (uncredited)

Directed by
Giuliano Montaldo 
Writing credits
Nicola Badalucco (story) &
Mario Gallo (story)

Nicola Badalucco  screenplay and
Mario Gallo  screenplay collaboration &
Giuliano Montaldo  screenplay collaboration

Produced by
Mario Gallo .... producer
Enzo Giulioli .... producer
Original Music by
Egisto Macchi 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Pinori 
Film Editing by
Olga Pedrini 
Production Design by
Giorgio Luppi 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
Makeup Department
Cesare Paciotti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Enzo Giulioli .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angelo Trombetta .... assistant director
Sound Department
Franco Borni .... sound
Adriano Taloni .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Bernardini .... assistant camera
Ennio Di Stefano .... chief electrician
Roberto Lombardi .... camera operator (as Roberto Lombardi Dallamano)
Giancarlo Serravalli .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lamberta Baldacci .... sewer
Music Department
Giacomo Scomegna .... musical director
Other crew
Gilda Atella .... continuity
Lorenzo Ciccorelli .... assistant dubbing
Adriano Di Lorenzo .... assistant unit manager
Bruno Ricci .... production secretary

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Also Known As:
"Circuito chiuso" - Italy (original title)
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88 min | Portugal:110 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Low-watt, but pretty entertaining giallo, 27 March 2011
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This one of a handful of Italian gialli that began life as a TV movie (the other two being "Secret of Seagull Island" and "Scorpion with Two Tails"). Like those, it lacks a lot of the sex, violence,and cinematic flourishes of other gialli, but it's a lot tighter (it wasn't condensed down from a mini-series like the other two), and it has a great plot: A large group of people are gathered in a cinema watching a spaghetti Western when one of them is found dead, killed by what by all accounts appears to be a "stray bullet". The police have to hold the increasingly restive crowd in the theater while they look into the victim's past to find out who may have killed him and why. . .

This movie has no really famous actors, but it does have an interesting cast. Flavio Buccio played a thug in both "The Night Train Murders" and Dario Argento's "Suspiria". He really plays against type here as a weird psychologist. Both William Berger and Guliano Gemma appear in the Western movie-within-a-movie. Berger was a pretty famous actor in the 60's and he is the father of both Debra ("Inglorious Bastards") Berger and Katya ("Absurd") Berger (but to my knowledge no relation to Helmut Berger). The teenage girl who first discovers the dead body is Elizabetta Virgili, later semi-famous in Italy as a nude centerfold and showgirl (she was in the erotic drama "Family Scandal" a few years later where she obviously showed a lot more than she does here). Although I don't know her name and I never saw her in anything else, my favorite though was the actress who played the old lady who becomes indignant that the police don't consider her a suspect and want to interrogate her.

Obviously, this is a pretty low-watt giallo, but it is an entertaining one.

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