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The Violent Four (1968)

Banditi a Milano (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama | 29 March 1968 (Italy)
A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.


Carlo Lizzani


Carlo Lizzani (story), Massimo De Rita (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Pietro 'Piero' Cavallero
Don Backy ... Sante Notarnicola
Ray Lovelock ... Donato 'Tuccio' Lopez (as Raymond Lovelock)
Ezio Sancrotti Ezio Sancrotti ... Adriano Rovoletto 'Bartolini'
Piero Mazzarella Piero Mazzarella ... Piva
Laura Solari ... Tuccio's Mother
María Rosa Sclauzero María Rosa Sclauzero ... Piero's Secretary
Ida Meda Ida Meda ... Moglie di Piero
Peter Martell ... The Protector
Enzo Fisichella Enzo Fisichella ... Policeman
Gianni Bortolotto Gianni Bortolotto ... (as Gianni Bortolotti)
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... (as Ivan Giovanni Scratuglia)
Gianni Pulone Gianni Pulone
'Bang Bang' Toto Ruta 'Bang Bang' Toto Ruta ... Club Hitman
Carla Gravina ... Anna


A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.

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These four men are on their way to do a day's work. Robbing banks. Killing people. See more »


Crime | Drama


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Strange World
Sung by Katina Ranieri (as Katyna Ranieri)
Music by Riz Ortolani
Lyrics by Norman Newell
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A Thinking Person's Poliziottesco
14 March 2010 | by rcoates-661-22249See all my reviews

Viewers expecting conventional gangster shenanigans may find themselves bewildered by this frenetic, postmodern, documentary-styled study of four bank robbers terrorizing Milan. Graced with wit, wild violence, flashes of pop art sensibility, and wonderful music from Riz Ortolani, Bandits in Milan is a unique experience within the crime genre.

Scene-eating star Gian Maria Volonte puts in a high energy madman performance as the leader of the gang of bandits, grinning and simpering megalomaniacally throughout (and particularly evil-sounding in the German-dubbed version, Die Banditen von Mailand). A young and innocent-looking Ray Lovelock (billed as "Raymond") also appears to good effect, as does low-key Tomas Milian as the ironic police commissioner.

Artful and briskly paced, Bandits in Milan is a lot to absorb (particularly if, like me, you're reading subtitles) and merits multiple viewings. Devotees of art films and action alike are advised to give it at least one shot.

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Release Date:

29 March 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandidos en Milán See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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