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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 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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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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineproduzioni Daunia 70 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

First part of Fernando Di Leo's "Milieu Trilogy" also including The Italian Connection (1972) and The Boss (1973). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Undeservedly little-known gangster movie
2 February 1999 | by Stefan KahrsSee all my reviews

This is an undeservedly little-known gangster movie. The story resolves around the traditionally motive of loyalty, betrayal, and the strange moral code of the Mafia (in Italy), but we are never quite sure what ending the story is going for. The film keeps up the pace nicely throughout and the excellent doubly-twisted ending comes as a total surprise.

Gastone Moschin is very good in the lead as the apparent excon and victim of the Mafia's attention, but the acting prize goes to Mario Adorf's Mafia Lieutenant. He also has the best line, right at the end - which I cannot give away as it would spoil the suspense.


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