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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 ...
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27 November 1976 (Italy)  »

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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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Follows Violent City (1975) See more »

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Very good job
20 November 2005 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

This is probably the most action-packed film I have ever seen - and I have seen quite a few. Unlike in many Italian films of the seventies, not much time is wasted on phony emotional slush. There are no slow-motion shots and few "face studies" so typical of cheap cinema,where poliziottesci generally belong. The story is usually quite believable and logical but also pleasantly fresh and unpredictable. Action scenes are imaginative and realistic - I particularly liked the car chases - though some fight scenes do look rather wooden and the the punches are always much too loud. Maurizio Merli does not overact too much (especially if compared with Franco Nero). He does a really nice job as a tough but likable inspector. He chases the criminals, but can also be lenient with those who want to mend their ways. There is also a nice romantic element in the story. Another advantage of the film is the absence of politics. One is frequently unpleasantly surprised at the amount of naive leftist brain-washing in Italian action cinema of the 70s. (eg. Milano callibro 9) I don't understand the undeservedly low rating of this film in imdb(5.9. I have also seen 'La polizia incrimina, la legge assolve' by Castellari, rated at 7.5, and I think this is a much better film. The dialogues are good though I can't guarantee for the translations. Learn Italian and see the original. However, this is not a family cinema. A few scenes are really rough, so I wouldn't recommend the film to anybody under 15.


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