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7 August 1977 (Italy) See more »
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Cast

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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
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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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"Napoli si ribella" - Italy (original title)
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Poverty Row Euro-crime, 12 July 2007
Author: Michael A. Martinez (aylmer666@juno.com) from Los Angeles, CA

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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