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No Way Out (1973)

Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) (original title)
A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.


Duccio Tessari


Franco Verucci (story), Ugo Liberatore (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Tony Arzenta
Richard Conte ... Nick Gusto
Carla Gravina ... Sandra
Marc Porel ... Domenico Maggio
Roger Hanin ... Carré
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Anna - wife of Tony
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Don Mariano
Lino Troisi Lino Troisi ... Rocco Cutitta
Silvano Tranquilli ... Montani - the Interpol officer
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Arzenta's Father
Erika Blanc ... The Prostitute as a decoy
Rosalba Neri ... Cutitta's Wife
Carla Calò Carla Calò ... Arzenta's Mother
Ettore Manni ... Gesmundo - the sauna owner
Francesco Bonetti Francesco Bonetti


A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.

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By mistake they killed his wife and child - THAT was a hell of a mistake!


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Italian censorship visa # 62913 delivered on 8-8-1973. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese DVD omits a lesbian kiss at the night club and the beating of Carla Gavina, however a small fraction of the latter is present in the trailer. See more »


Referenced in No Way Out (2005) See more »


L'Appuntamento (Sentado A' Beira Do Caminho)
di Bruno Lauzi (as B. Lauzi) - Erasmo Carlos (as E. Carlos) e Roberto Carlos (as R. Carlos)
Proprieta per l'Italia: ARISTON Edizioni Musicali - Milano
Editore originale: SERESTA Ediciones Musicales San Paolo
Disco Ariston AR/0368
canta Ornella Vanoni
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Tried to go straight but the gang wouldn't let him, now he must kill them.
14 September 2005 | by erica-68See all my reviews

Stylish, moody, innovative revenge-driven bloodbath. Also cheesy, of course, and sporadically very cheesy. It reminded me a lot of The Big Heat because it has the revenge plot set off by the exact same event, and the girl comes around to the good guy's side because of the same bad behavior by the bad guy. It's sad there's no Gloria Grahame but so fantastic that it's Alain Delon and not Glenn Ford. Could there be anyone as beautiful as Alain going around in a cashmere sweater and trenchcoat? Yet he's totally tough and icy cool. No one nowadays can touch him--though someone like Jude Law could try I guess. Hard for any girl to look good with him. The music was funky and perfect and there were several excellent car chases (and those aren't generally my cup of tea)--especially one willy nilly one in the woods. People also met their dooms in creative and bloody fashion, for instance in a junkyard cruncher. But beyond the cheese, the overall atmosphere was affecting and expertly pulled off. More creativity, excitement and freshness in that "forgotten" movie than most of what I've seen lately.

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Release Date:

23 August 1973 (France) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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