An Italian official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released--but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the man's colleagues don't kill his wife. Enraged, the gang sets out to free their compatriot and kill the man who took him.
The last battle between crime and the law in every major city in the world.
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Did You Know?
Director Sergio Sollima
said in an interview that Oliver Reed
was good to work with until 2 or 3 in the afternoon because then his alcoholism would become difficult to work with. Star Fabio Testi
also expressed that it was both exciting and difficult to work with Reed due to his alcoholism, and he would become violent on the set on many occasions. See more
In one scene Fabio Testi's character refers to Paola Pitagora's character as Paola instead of Carlotta. See more
Featured in First Action Hero
Written by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Daniel Beretta See more