This is a story of a secret organization of former police officers, who go beyond the law, to kill notorious criminals without trial. One police inspector, (intense performance: Enrico ... See full summary »
Enrico Maria Salerno,
Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The ... See full summary »
Young southerner Marco Russo moves to the mafia-controlled north of Italy and finds work with the powerful Manzetti family. He then proceeds to stir the pot between the Manzettis and their top rivals the Belmondos.
A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of... See full summary »
Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and ... See full summary »
A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.
Okay, I've seen my fair share of 70's Italian crime movies... about half that exist I'd imagine, maybe a little less. The only ones worse than this are the ones from Mario Bianchi and Alfonso Brescia just because those are so campy. What really sinks this one is a very low budget. Everything seems awfully third-world, from the flatly shot dialog scenes, boring chases, and toned-down shootouts.
Not to mention the dubbing - by God, this has to be the worst dub-job I've ever seen on an Italian film! Borderline unwatchable had it not been so unintentionally funny. Take the scene where Sonia Viviani gets raped by Salvatore Billa for instance... the actress dubbing her voice is far less than convincing and just keeps calmly saying "no please let me go" about 16x in a row. I don't even think the dubbers actually watched the movie, as the plot points don't even make sense, and the comic relief provided by the lieutenant just confusing.
That said, this has a very good cast (Lastretti, Merenda, Murolo, Billa, and the genre regulars) and moves along fairly quickly with its fair share of violence. There's just a lot of better ones out there such as anything by Castellari, Lenzi, or even Stelvio Massi. This one looks more like a better-funded-than-usual student film.
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