Desperate Crimes (1993)
"Il ritmo del silenzio" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  23 December 1992 (Italy)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bella Blu
Rena Niehaus ...
Elizabeth Kaitan ...
Jamie Lee
Nicoletta Boris ...
Randi Ingerman ...
Jho Jhenkins ...
Franco Pistoni ...
Allan W. Pearce ...
Old Man
Pier Aldo Girotto ...
Billy Oscar ...
Laura Piattella ...


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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Two Hot Babes One Scorcher of a Movie
12 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Traci Lords (Cry Baby plus various adult movies) and Denise Crosby (Star Trek TNG) star in this highly sexually charged thriller. This is a tale of innocent people being caught up in a gang war between two rival mafia families.

Crosby wins on the acting front, and in the hottie department. She gets the majority of the highly charged erotic scenes. Though Lords certainly gives her a run for her money in the hot babe stakes.

It's a great sexy thriller that contains plenty of action, So all in all a perfect movie for the boys. The girlfriend didn't like it, so i watched it again without her 10 out of 10

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