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Sbirro, la tua legge è lenta... la mia... no! (1979)

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Commissario Paolo Ferro
Mario Merola ...
Raffaele Acampora
Carmen Scarpitta ...
Ferro's Sister
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Don Alfonso
Nando Marineo ...
Arrivo
Massimo Dapporto ...
Stefano
Matilde C. Tisano ...
Eva Stefani
Massimo Mirani
Lidia Costanzo
Remo Varisco
Gianni Casifa
Nino Carillo
Francesco Scelsi
Anna Canzi
Francesco Ferri
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gonzoid car chases, gratuitous slo-mo squibs and full-blooded fisticuffs
24 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

While this is a late entry in the euro-crime cannon it's also a gem; director, Stelvio Massi & the estimable, Merli are said to have been great friends and this chemistry translates into a very watchable, violent and thrill-engorged crime thriller. Featuring a rare low-key performance from erstwhile tyro performer, merli adds much needed depth to his default two-dimensional stoic and vengeful police chief persona; and the characteristically rotund, Merola excels as the bovine, violent hood. massi films are generally solid, watchable affairs and 'hunted city' is no exception; particularly of note are his dynamic, savvy camera angles which eek as much tension as possible from scenarios that might strike one as wildly pedestrian in a lesser director's hand. All is present and correct in this quality actioner: gonzoid car chases, gratuitous slo-mo squibs and full-blooded fisticuffs...I, for one, found this merli/massi collaboration to be immensely entertaining.


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