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La mano spietata della legge (1973)

A crime boss is assassinated and witnesses to the crime are subsequently killed. A no-nonsense policeman decides to take the law into his own hands in bringing these criminals to justice.

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Commissario Gianni De Carmine
Antonio Monselesan ...
D'Amico (as Tony Norton)
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Linda De Carmine
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Vito Quattroni
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Nicolò Patrovita
Pia Giancaro ...
Lilly Antonelli
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The Judge
Guido Alberti ...
Prof. Palmieri
Lincoln Tate ...
Joe Gambino
Marino Masé ...
Giuseppe di Leo
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Musante
Rosario Borelli ...
Salvatore Perrone
Tom Felleghy
Valentino Macchi
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A crime boss is assassinated and witnesses to the crime are subsequently killed. A no-nonsense policeman decides to take the law into his own hands in bringing these criminals to justice.

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3 November 1973 (Italy)  »

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Execution Squad  »

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Italian censorship visa # 63028 delivered on 7-9-1973. See more »

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Methinks it it time for a Leroy retrospective!
24 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

'La mano Spietata della legge' (1973) is sadly a little-known and poorly documented euro-crime that merits re-discovery. That said, any high- octane Italian actioner from the early 70's swollen with a typically phat-sounding, grooved-out score from Stelvio Cipriani, and festooned with an especially muscular performance from Philippe Leroy is going to be anything but a time waster. In addition this zesty euro-crime effort also features tyro screen-gobbler Klaus Kinski who, surprisingly, turns in a somewhat restrained performance here as a blow torch-wielding hit-man; nevertheless still cutting a dashing, violent swathe through the proceedings in his hep-cat sunspex.

It might well have been this film that got me to re-view many other titles starring that most swarthy of enigmatic actors, Philippe Leroy...Methinks it it time for a Leroy retrospective!


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