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Buitres sobre la ciudad (1981)

Maurizio Merli plays the part of an journalist investigating the Mafia, and Hugo Stiglitz is his photographer sidekick. Despite a number of fights, car chases and explosions, for the first ... See full summary »

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Maurizio Merli ...
Mark Spencieri
Hugo Stiglitz ...
Theo
Lilli Carati ...
Isela (as Lili Carati)
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Bonardis
Manuel Zarzo ...
(as Manolo Zarzo)
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Cullen
Alejandro de Enciso ...
(as Alejandro Enciso)
Frank Braña ...
Mike Haddon (as Francisco Braña)
José Riesgo
María Álvarez
Carmen Martínez Sierra
Anastasio Campoy
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Bender
Nadiuska ...
Denise Marciano
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Maurizio Merli plays the part of an journalist investigating the Mafia, and Hugo Stiglitz is his photographer sidekick. Despite a number of fights, car chases and explosions, for the first half of the film the action is not at the usual height of Italians police flicks, with little blood spilled and punches thrown that look more like badminton serves. The last half of the movie is decidedly more interesting, with several brutal scenes. The journalist gets savagely beaten while elsewhere his girl is captured and raped. Merli then switches into action hero mode. In one scene he comes busting right through a wall, gun blazing, and eventually resorts to kidnapping and torture to get his revenge against the bad guys. The tone of reactionary vigilantism in the film almost seems to wish for a return to the old Fascist regime, when at least organized crime could not get a foothold. Written by lament

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15 June 1981 (Spain)  »

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a non-PC gonzo skell-bashing in this pacy, gutsy offering from director Gianni Siragusa
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The ultimate, mucho-macho, 'tash-sportin', roundhouse-givin', euro-crime ass-kicker Maurizio Merli unleashes his inimitable style of cathartic, non-PC gonzo skell-bashing in this pacy, gutsy offering from director Gianni Siragusa. Sweaty, uber-masculine fare; leavened with the super- spicy piquancy of the delectable lili Carati; a profoundly nubile actress who very rarely, if at all, has the time to cover her lissome frame with anything so spurious as clothing. 'Vultures over The City' is blessed with an equally super- sexy theme by the mighty, and not to mention, entirely ubiquitous euro-crime composer, Stelvio Cipriani. This kinetic effort comes highly recommended to Euro-Crime neophyte's and obsessive Italo-crime nerds alike!


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