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Italia a mano armata (1976)

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Credited cast:
Maurizio Merli ...
Raymond Pellegrin ...
Arpino
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Albertelli
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Luisa
Toni Ucci ...
Cacace
Daniele Dublino ...
Luzzi
Sergio Fiorentini ...
Mancuso
Franco Borelli ...
Bertoli
Dino Mattielli ...
Attardi
Rocco Oppedisano
Carlo Valli ...
Rocchi
Marcello Monti ...
Torri
Massimo Vanni ...
Fabbri
Fortunato Arena ...
Morel
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Enzo Andronico ...
Boretti
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27 November 1976 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A Special Cop in Action  »

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Final part of police commissioner Betti's trilogy, also including Violent City (1975) and Violent Naples (1976). See more »

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''special cop in action' is demonstratively one of the all-time great euro crime epics!'
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The uber macho and super-svelte pugilist, Maurizio Merli reprises his incendiary role as the maverick, all fists blazin', skin-tight shirt wearin', Commisario Betti for yet another gonzoid installment of rabidly hard-boiled Italian poliziottesci action. craven, ill-dressed thugs are foolhardy enough to attempt the kidnapping of a group of school children on Merli's watch which unleashes a deluge of exhilarating retribution from the inimitable, golden-haired paragon of righteous vengeance, Commisario Betti; whose zero tolerance; throw jaw-mashing roundhouses an' ask questions later modus operandi proves more than adequate when called to throw down with his arch nemesis, Albertini; played with obvious glee by another legendary euro-crime alumnus; the ever- lithe, John Saxon. 'special cop in action' is demonstratively one of the all-time great euro crime epics, galvanized by a riot of killer set pieces, made all the more deliriously entertaining by Franco Micalizzi's gritty, funkier-than-thou score; emphatic crime funk par excellence.


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