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The Manhunt (1975)
"L'uomo della strada fa giustizia" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  8 May 1975 (Italy)
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When a crook gets framed as a drug kingpin, the mob decide to "off" his wife. Revenge is the name of the game, and the manhunt is on!

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David Vannucchi
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Vera Vannucchi
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Paolo Giordani
Claudio Gora ...
Attorney Ludovico Mieli
Susanna Melandri ...
Clara Vannucchi
Alberto Tarallo ...
Liala the transvestite
Claudio Nicastro ...
Salvatore Mannino
Luciano Catenacci ...
Lt. Pascucci
Claudio Sforzini ...
Sforzini, the journalist
Corrado Solari ...
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Rosario Borelli
Franco Balducci ...
Alberto Pirazzini
Ferdinando Poggi ...
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Gilberto Galimberti
Tony Raccosta ...
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When a crook gets framed as a drug kingpin, the mob decide to "off" his wife. Revenge is the name of the game, and the manhunt is on!

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A straightforward crime flick from Umberto Lenzi
11 July 2012 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

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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