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7 August 1977 (Italy) See more »
Police Commissioner Dario Mauri investigates the activities of a drug ring led by Don Domenico Laurenzi. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Luc Merenda ... Commissario Dario Mauri
Giancarlo Badessi ... Avv. Cerullo
Ferdinando Murolo ... Bonino
Claudio Gora ... Don Domenico Laurenzi
Salvatore Billa ... Club Bouncer
Enzo Cannavale ... Sergeant Nicola Capece
Adolfo Lastretti ... Pasquale Donnaregina - 'Dogheart'
Marianne Comtell ... Carola
Claudio Nicastro ... Police Chief
Enrico Maisto ... Andronico
Domenico Di Costanzo
Franco Marino
Tommaso Palladino ... Garese
Fortunato Arena
Adriana Facchetti ... Luisa's governess
Geoffrey Copleston
Mattia Machiavelli
Francesca Guadagno ... Luisa
Sonia Viviani ... Rosa
Anna Walter (as Anna Cannio)
Nello Pazzafini
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesco Anniballi
Ennio Antonelli ... Scagnozzo
Simone Santo
Angelo Boscariol ... Arrested Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Michele Massimo Tarantini 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dardano Sacchetti 
Michele Massimo Tarantini  (as Michael E. Lemick)

Original Music by
Franco Campanino 
Cinematography by
Sergio Rubini 
Film Editing by
Alberto Moriani 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessio Gelsini Torresi .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Franco Rapa .... location services: Naples, Italy

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Also Known As:
"Napoli si ribella" - Italy (original title)
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Germany:88 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Worth watching, 11 November 2005
Author: lensdarkly from United States

This is the first film I've seen by Tarantini and hope to see other work by him. The story is about a Milanese cop (Luc Merenda) assigned to bust the mob in Naples. What makes the film worth watching is that the film has bits of unexpected originality sparking what would have been in lesser hands, a routine film. Tarantini also uses very dynamic framing in the cinematography, with lots of low angle shots as well as using extreme close ups for contrast. The action includes several shoot outs, car chases and a fistful of dynamite. While some of the humor is culture specific with the rivalry between northern and southern Italy, other bits are handled lightly eliciting some earned chuckles courtesy of co-star Enzo Cannavele. The DVD probably looks better than when the film first hit theaters, with 5.1 Dolby I am sure it sounds better.

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