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Almost Human (1974)

Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare (original title)
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A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.


Umberto Lenzi


Ernesto Gastaldi (story and screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomas Milian ... Giulio Sacchi
Henry Silva ... Commissario Walter Grandi
Laura Belli ... Marilù Porrino
Gino Santercole Gino Santercole ... Vittorio
Mario Piave Mario Piave ... Grandi's Assistant
Luciano Catenacci ... Ugo Majone
Pippo Starnazza Pippo Starnazza ... Papà
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani ... Gianni - Marilù's Boyfriend
Joris Muzio Joris Muzio ... Giulio's Lawyer (as Muzio Joris)
Rosita Torosh ... Marta
Franco Ferrari Franco Ferrari ... Brambilla
Francesco D'Adda Francesco D'Adda ... Romano
Annie Carol Edel Annie Carol Edel ... Marta's friend (as Annie Edel)
Giuseppe Castellano ... Police Inspector with glasses
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Judge Rossi


Guilio Sacchi, an underworld leader in crime, is about to rise above the rank of mafia hit-man to the most savage killer in Milan. He kidnaps the daughter of a wealthy business man, planning to live a life of luxury with the ransom he collects. In the course of obtaining the money, Guilio finds it necessary to mercilessly slaughter anyone who gets in his way as the city's death toll increases by the minute. Walter Grandi is a frustrated police chief who's seen too many innocent people die by Guilio's hands. Determined to exterminate Guilio and his men, Grandi attempts to convict the vicious criminal only to realize he can never obtain the necessary proof. Finally, Grandi must transgress the rules of his profession to stop Sacchi's ruthless reign of terror. Written by Prism Entertainment

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American actor Richard Conte was originally cast in the part of Commissario Walter Grandi. Conte however died shortly before filming began and production could not be halted. The first available actor for the part was Henry Silva. Silva at the time was mostly known for playing villains and killers so director Umberto Lenzi had to work hard to try to make him fit the character of a cop. See more »


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Undoubtedly the best of Umberto Lenzi and Tomas Milian !!!
28 July 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

One of my favorite Italian director is Umberto Lenzi, sadly he was extremely stigmatized by the critics, not to me, he was a benchmark for his outstanding career, possible it was his best work undoubtedly, Tomas Milian better known from Spaghetti's pictures here he makes an iconic psychotic cheap thief, who has an awful idea to kidnap a young daughter of a rich business man, tragic happenings come forward, he and his frightened beginners partners made a brutal bloody wave of needless violence against all in their path, a true milestone at Lenzi & Milian's careers, maybe the unique sin made by Lenzi was put Henry Silva in the role of the Police Commissioner to replace the previously contracted Richard Conte who had died one day before of the movie starts shooting, Henry Silva doesn't disappoint at all, but sounds weird so tagged actor linked at banditry making such role, also on DVD has a bonus on a rare interview gave by Lenzi before he pass away, talking about this picture and others subjects on small details over Milian's relationship !!!


First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 8.5

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Release Date:

14 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Death Dealer See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Dania Film See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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