6.9/10
87
2 user 1 critic

La polizia sta a guardare (1973)

Commissioner Cardone arrives in a small town in North Italy, where he declares war to a criminal gang specialized in kidnapping of young rich boys; a war that may cost him both his job and his family.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Boss (1973)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo
Stars: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A race-car driver whose life, both personal and professional, is in a rapid downfall is invited by her ex-husband's new wife to stay at their plush estate. The two women form a bond, and ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Jean Sorel, Luis Dávila
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore. Other gruesome murders start occurring shortly thereafter, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal
Certificate: M Thriller | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rosa Nicolosi is not the widow of Salvatore Colasberna, the man murdered in the beginning of the movie, but she is in fact the wife of Paolo Nicolosi, the only eyewitness of the murder. ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Cardone
...
Jovine
...
Aloisi
...
Renata Boletti
Claudio Gora ...
Samperi
Laura Belli ...
Laura Ponti
Gianni Bonagura ...
Zenoni
Ezio Sancrotti ...
Catalano
Ignazio Leone ...
Policemen
Ennio Balbo ...
Prefetto
Franco Angrisano
Tino Bianchi
Enrico Osterman ...
Verganò
Philippe Hersent ...
Riccardi
Giambattista Salerno ...
Massimo (as Giovan Battista Salerno)
Edit

Storyline

Commissioner Cardone arrives in a small town in North Italy, where he declares war to a criminal gang specialized in kidnapping of young rich boys; a war that may cost him both his job and his family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 1973 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Ransom! Police Is Watching  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
exciting and involving movie
18 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Good solid thriller, clumsily titled on my disc, Ransom: The Police Are Looking On and directed by Roberto Infascelli who did a bit of producing but only directed one other film. The fine score by Stelvio Cipriani was used again the following year in What Have They Done To Your Daughters, so I guess this movie couldn't have made much impact at the box office. Shame because it is a decent enough effort and must have been dealing with a hot issue of the time as kidnap was rampant then in Italy. A serious film then, that had something to say about the subject and one can only assume that the method adopted here by the new chief was the policy that eventually brought an end to the practice. Plenty of hints as to the depth of corruption behind these ransom demands and to where the monies found their way. Maybe we could have had some sort of subplot or romantic involvement but instead we certainly have a relentless and generally exciting and involving movie, even if Jean Sorel is completely wasted.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?