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In the Name of Love (1973)

Revolver (original title)
An Italian official decides to take it upon himself to free his wife after she's taken hostage by ruthless criminals.

Director:

Sergio Sollima

Writers:

Arduino Maiuri (screenplay by), Massimo De Rita (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Vito Cipriani
Fabio Testi ... Milo Ruiz
Paola Pitagora ... Carlotta
Agostina Belli ... Anna Cipriani
Frédéric de Pasquale Frédéric de Pasquale ... Michel Granier
Marc Mazza Marc Mazza ... Police Inspector
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... French Lawyer (as René Kolldehoff)
Bernard Giraudeau ... Kidnapper
Peter Berling ... Grappa
Alexander Stephan Alexander Stephan ... Jean Daniel (as Gunnar Warner)
Daniel Beretta ... Al Niko
Calisto Calisti Calisto Calisti ... Maresciallo Fantuzzi
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Joe Lacours (as Steffen Zaccarias)
Michel Bardinet Michel Bardinet
Sal Borgese ... Suicidal Prisoner (as Sal Borghese)
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Storyline

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. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The last battle between crime and the law in every major city in the world. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Name of Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Director Sergio Sollima choreographed the fight scenes himself because he wanted each character to have a fighting style tailored to their personality. See more »

Goofs

In one scene Fabio Testi's character refers to Paola Pitagora's character as Paola instead of Carlotta. See more »


Soundtracks

Un ami
Written by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Daniel Beretta
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Nice Italian crime flick with ingenious plot that contains surprises , turns , tension and , a suspenseful ending
22 April 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

¨Revolver¨ is an entertaining and thrilling Poliziotteschi , it was retitled "Blood in the Streets" for its American theatrical release . It is an interesting drama/thriller plenty of thrills , taut , intrigue and twists . The picture deals with a prison warden (Oliver Reed who regularly turned-up to the set inebriated) and a small-time crook (Fabio Testi) who is a prisoner at a state penitentiary . As the Italian warden's wife (Agostina Belli) is abducted , and the kidnappers demand that an inmate be released in order for the man to get his wife back . He gets the convict released but then abducts him himself , in order to ensure that the man's compatriots don't murder his spouse . Then , the band sets out to free their colleague and kill the official who took him . At the end it takes place the last battle between crime and the law in the major city in the world : Paris .

This is an exciting but complex thriller plenty of emotion , noisy action , car crashes , pursuits , twists and turns . Some actors claim they made his own stunts , as Fabio Testi told that he did nearly all the stunts in the movie himself, including a difficult roof jumping stunt in Milan that the stuntman was unable to do . Very good acting by Oliver Reed as an enraged warden ; however , there had problems because of his alcoholism , as he become difficult to work with . In fact , co-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 . Support cast is frankly good , full of European familiar faces such as Frédéric de Pasquale , Marc Mazza , Reinhard Kolldehoff , Bernard Giraudeau , Peter Berling and Salvatore Borghese . Furthermore , two gorgeous Eurotrash actresses : Agostina Belli and Paola Pitagora . Colorful cinematography by Aldo Scavarda , though a perfect remastering being necessary . Special mention for the sensitive and enjoyable musical score composed and arranged by maestro Ennio Morricone ; including a marvelous song : Un Ami Written by Ennio Morricone and Performed by Daniel Beretta .

The motion picture was compellingly directed by recently deceased Sergio Sollima , he even choreographed the fight scenes himself because he wanted each character to have a fighting style tailored to their personality . Sergio Sollima's direction is well crafted, here he's less cynical and more inclined toward violence and too much action . Sergio wrote and directed all kinds of genres such as Pirate films as ¨ Sandokan ¨ and the ¨ Black Corsario ¨ ; Peplum : ¨Rocha¨ , "Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators" , "Triumph of the Ten Gladiators" , ¨Ursus¨ "Goliath Against the Giants" ; Euro-spy : "Requiem for a Secret Agent" , "Agent 3S3: Hunter from the Unknown" , ¨Tanger 67¨ ; being especially known for his ¨Cuchillo trilogy¨ : ¨Run Cuchillo run¨, ¨Face to Face¨ , ¨The big Gundown¨. And this ¨Revolver¨ is essential and indispensable watching for Oliver Reed fans . This is a satisfyingly violent and thrilling flick that avid fans of the genre will love .


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