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Desperate Crimes (1993)

Il ritmo del silenzio (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 23 December 1992 (Italy)
Two rival families are warring for control of the local drug and prostitution trade. An innocent young woman is killed, leading her boyfriend into the seedy underworld seeking revenge.

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Bella Blu
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Larry
Rena Niehaus ...
Ute
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Laura
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Nerescu
Elizabeth Kaitan ...
Jamie Lee
Nicoletta Boris ...
Positano
Randi Ingerman ...
Nina
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Robert
Jho Jhenkins ...
Tyrone
Franco Pistoni ...
Scalia
Allan W. Pearce ...
Old Man
Pier Aldo Girotto ...
Reginald
Billy Oscar ...
Russ
Laura Piattella ...
Margo
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A young American businessman, named Larry, travels to Italy to visit his girlfriend Jamie Lee only to find her missing. In his attempts to find her, Larry realizes that she may have been murdered by one faction of two rival mafia families battling each other for Genoa's crime empire centering on a ruthless don, named Nerescu, whom controls the drug trade and is fighting Madame Positano whom controls the prostitutes. Larry soon gets caught in the middle of it all, unless a reluctant local hotel manager, named Ute, and a streetwalker named Bella Blu can come to his help. But who can be trusted? Written by Anonymous

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Murder Is The Name Of The Game

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not too bad
14 May 2004 | by (Leusden, Holland) – See all my reviews

'Desperate crimes' is a not-too-bad crime & action B-movie, in a very Italian setting. Its Italian (harbor) flavor comes out abundantly, and contrasts very well with the American mind of the male lead searching for his lost lover girl. In the end he walks away with the other stranger in this movie: the female German hotel-receptionist.

'Desperate Crimes' also has its weak spot: it is presented as a Traci Lords vehicle. That is far from any truth, for Traci's part is small and non-substantial here. Playing a heroine addict doesn't suit her either, for Traci Lords is just too beautiful for that. Back in 1993, this movie clearly indicates how Traci's stern refusal to go naked forced her into such a minor role.


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