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Peter Lee Lawrence,
A man's daughter is killed by thieves during a bank robbery. Due to the incompetence of the corrupt authorities, he decides to take to law into his own hands and track down the killers, who seem to be a gang who sport a scorpion insignia.
This Umberto Lenzi directed poliziotteschi stars Henry Silva. Like several other Italian crime-thrillers from the mid 70's this one shows the influence of Death Wish. In it, a stony faced Silva is the equivalent of Charles Bronson. He makes his way through the entire picture in a seriously bad mood. The movie itself is extremely cynical in its view of the Italian law enforcement authorities, who are shown to be utterly useless. There is even a vigilante group who try to get Silva to go along with their way of thinking but they seem to have a somewhat heavy handed set of methods in dealing with undesirables and even Silva thinks they are a bunch of nutters that are best avoided.
Manhunt in the City is a pretty standard crime-thriller. It's mostly unremarkable but competently made nevertheless. For fans of poliziotteschi flicks it will no doubt entertain because it is essentially more of the same. Of additional note is the alternately smooth and urgent score from the reliable Bruno Nicolai, which adds some extra quality.
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