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Rabid Dogs (1974)

Cani arrabbiati (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 25 February 1998 (USA)
Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.

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Complete credited cast:
... Riccardo
... Bisturi (Blade) (as Aldo Caponi)
... Maria (Greta Garbo)
... Dottore
... Trentadue (Thirtytwo) (as Luigi Montefiori)
... Maria Sbravati
... Marisa
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Employee (as Luigi Guerra)
Francesco Ferrini ... Gas Station Attendant
Emilio Bonucci ... Taxi Driver
Pino Manzari ... Toll Collector
... Bank President
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A gang of thieves hijack a man's car after botching their getaway from a robbery. They take a woman prisoner and command the man to drive them to safety. The man must try to cope with the bad situation he is in as well as trying to get help for a sick child that he is caring for. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Lock the doors, rollup the windows, and buckle up ... for the ride of your life!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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One of the robbers is called Bisturi (Blade). His weapon of choice in the movie is a knife. Another Robber is called Trentadue (32) which is a reference to his penis size in centimeters. The final Robber is called Riccardo, the same first name as the actor who plays him. See more »

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Referenced in Come cani arrabbiati (1976) See more »

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Hold On To Me
(Appears in the 'Kidnapped' version)
Words by Myriann D'Antine
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
Sung by Simona Patitucci
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brutal outing from the master

Far better than I remember from a viewing a few years back, this is a taught and most assured thriller from Bava. What it lacks in colour and theatricality from a lot of his work it certainly makes up for in down right dirty gritty realistic nastiness. These ruthless robbers are quite clearly capable of anything and we never for a moment doubt the sincerity of their various threats of violence and worse. For most of the film the action is confined within a car and with these mixed and varied characters, becoming more desperate all the time, the tension is considerable. George Eastman is at his most manic and some of the close-ups of him and his immediate sidekick are really scary. Riccardo, beautifully underplayed, in contrast to the rest, is hijacked in his car and together with a sick child and a woman hostage are forced to endure a remarkable journey, incredibly well paced. Full of surprises, but nasty all the time, this brutal outing from the master is well worth seeing.


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