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Caliber 9 (1972)

Milano calibro 9 (original title)
Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »

Director:

Fernando Di Leo

Writers:

Giorgio Scerbanenco (book), Fernando Di Leo (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gastone Moschin ... Ugo Piazza
Barbara Bouchet ... Nelly Borden
Mario Adorf ... Rocco Musco
Frank Wolff ... Commissario
Luigi Pistilli ... Mercuri
Ivo Garrani Ivo Garrani ... Don Vincenzo
Philippe Leroy ... Chino
Lionel Stander ... Americano
Mario Novelli ... Pasquale Talarico
Giuseppe Castellano ... Nicola
Salvatore Arico Salvatore Arico ... Luca
Fernando Cerulli ... Impiegato Hotel
Giulio Baraghini Giulio Baraghini ... Brigadiere
Alessandro Tedeschi Alessandro Tedeschi ... Corriere Occhialuto
Franco Beltramme Franco Beltramme ... Scagnozzo Barbuto
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Storyline

Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden $300,000 that should have gone to an American drug syndicate boss. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 August 1972 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Caliber 9 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the people who plays minor character like the men of Rocco Musco weren't actors but people really taken from the street. See more »

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Excellent suspense movie
17 September 2006 | by FpiSee all my reviews

Crime novels can be rather dull sometimes, but everyone will agree that some are simply excellent - suspenseful, totally unpredictable and with numerous plot twists. This film is apparently based upon one of the excellent ones. Both silly and intelligent viewers will be kept on the edge of their seat until the very ending, which by the way has an unforgettable quote. When a plot like this is coupled with terrific acting and world-class visuals and music -- the result has to be good.

Those sympathetic to early seventies fashion and music are in for a real treat. Osanna/Bacalov's music is totally uncompromising and - in my honest opinion - worth a hundred times the entrance money in its own right. This may be the best soundtrack ever! The visuals are also astonishing - timeless in their beauty, but still with a strong flavour of early 70s. And you'll also catch some glimpses of what must be the world's most beautiful woman.

In sum, all this simply makes up a classic. NOT TO BE MISSED!

(Those who already own the soundtrack, which actually seems easier to find than the movie, should be advised that the movie has alternate versions, all brilliant).


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