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Gang War in Milan (1973)
"Milano rovente" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  21 February 1973 (Italy)
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A Milan produce vendor, whom moonlights as a pimp, faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite the organized crime ring of Italy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato ...
Salvatore "Toto" Cangemi
Philippe Leroy ...
Roger Daverty
Antonio Casagrande ...
Lino Caruso
Carla Romanelli ...
Virginia
Alessandro Sperli ...
Billy Barone
Franco Fantasia ...
Chief Inspector Contalvi
Tano Cimarosa ...
Nino Balsamo
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Jasmina Sanders
Piero Corbetta ...
Doctor
Vittorio Pinelli ...
Orso
Tony Raccosta ...
Lupo (as Domenico Raccosta)
Claudio Sforzini ...
Ricciolino
Carla Mancini ...
Gabriella
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
Policeman
Vittorio Sancisi ...
Daverty Henchman
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Salvator Cangemi is a produce purveyor in Milan, Italy, who moonlights as a pimp and runs a profitable nightclub. But the appearance of a ruthless and greedy French gangster called Le Capitaine threatens Toto's livelihood when Le Capitaine wants to unite the organized crime in Milian in order to get all of the profits. But Toto wants no part of Le Capitaine's organization and wants to continue running his own ring in a low-key way. But no one says "no" to Le Capitaine and he threatens an all-out war to keep his organized crime ring, and reputation, intact. Written by Anonymous

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A decent crime flick from Lenzi
10 June 2005 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

The storyline is the Italians vs. the French. More accurately, the Italian pimps vs. the French drug pushers. Antonio Sabato stars as Salvatore Cangemi, Milan's biggest pimp who refuses to get in the drug trade with some French gangsters. Ah, a pimp with standards. Of course, this is what makes MILANO difficult. How can one root for a guy who repeatedly degrades/beats women and smacks around people because "the English language annoys him" at a bar? The film is interesting to watch in that it is Umberto Lenzi's first crime/mafia film. Up until this point, Lenzi had done westerns, gladiator films, spy films and a couple of giallo but nothing this focused on Italy's crime element (unless you count KRIMINAL). This comes off as a blue print for his later works. I wonder if Lenzi gauged what audiences liked the most and least from this film and infused them into his next entries. It is a theory that may hold some water because just a year later he would deliver ALMOST HUMAN, his Italian crime classic.


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