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High Crime (1973)

La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (original title)
An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Maurizio Amati (story), Tito Carpi (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Vice-Commissioner Belli
James Whitmore ... Commissioner Aldo Scavino
Delia Boccardo ... Mirella
Fernando Rey ... Cafiero
Duilio Del Prete ... Umberto Griva
Silvano Tranquilli ... Franco Griva
Ely Galleani ... Chicca
Daniel Martín ... Rico
Paul Costello Paul Costello ... Cammarano
Luigi Diberti ... Belli's Assistant
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ... Rivalta
Zoe Incrocci ... Scavino's Wife
Bruno Corazzari ... Scavino's Assassin
Massimo Vanni ... Killer
Joaquín Solís Joaquín Solís ... Tony, Cafiero's Servant
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An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Contains "End of Part One" and "Part Two" title cards. See more »

Quotes

Rico: The Commissioner! What a surprise! Our house is yours!
Vice-Commissioner Belli: [walks through Cafiero's house, interrupting, upsetting Rico] You've got shit in your face.
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Alternate Versions

Both versions released in America on video are missing the ending credits and the final shot of Belli stading by the ocean. Instead, it merely cuts to black. See more »

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Featured in Laying Down the Law (2006) See more »

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Calm down...
26 July 2020 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Mind you, I liked the collaborations between director Enzo G Castellari and his star Franco Nero a lot, usually. But in this movie, Nero pushes the restless energy of his character Belli to such a degree that he explodes with rage every two minutes, and about ten times in the movie, his colleagues have to tell him to 'Calm down, Belli!'. This is not anger, but rather impatience to a ridiculous degree. Instead of careful investigation to collect sufficient proof, Belli just gets involved in several shootings to progress (or maybe not) on the case. The quiet, but intense performance of Fernando Rey enhances the effect of hasty and thoughtless action by his counterpart. Belli is just no commissioner the audience can identify with, Nero appears to be a cross between a Duracell bunny and Charlie Bronson on a bad day. I still voted 6 of 10 because the pacing of the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat, regardless.


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Country:

Italy | Spain | France

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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