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Commissario Mauro Mariani
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Vera
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Chris Avram ...
Crivelli
Massimo Mirani ...
Sergio Conforti
Giampiero Becherelli ...
Monti
Mariangela Giordano ...
Signora Parolini
Walter Di Santo ...
Claudio Mariani
Franco Garofalo ...
Bruno
Dora Calindri ...
Sergio's Mother
Enzo Fiermonte ...
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Concierge
Margherita Horowitz ...
Conforti's neighbor
Franco Odoardi
Mario Granato
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Comissioneer Mariani leads investigates a group of kidnappers.

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11 December 1985 (West Germany)  »

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Maurizio Merli faces a tough hostage situation involving his own son
3 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Iron Commissioner" is a no-nonsense poliziotesschi done in a solid and straightforward way. It's not real flashy, but its situations are suspenseful and do not stretch credulity. Parts of it, at the outset, are episodic. They build up the character and capability of Merli's police detective and his relationship with his ex-wife and son of about 8.

Merli is a recognizable, good and handsome leading man, like Milian, Nero and Gemma. The camera sometimes dwells on his face, which is no problem for him as an actor. He moves athletically, even on one scene on a roof.

There is good support from the district cops and detectives.

I felt genuinely drawn into the challenge that Merli faced when a young man who blames him for his father's death kidnaps his son. The way that the script builds its characters, all of them, shows some real heart. These Italian police movies of the 70s vary in their emphases, but they all are creative in one way or another and they are holding up over time.


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