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Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)

Liberi armati pericolosi (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1983 (USA)
In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes, engaging in robbery, gunplay, and murder. As the entire police force ... See full summary »

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Romolo Guerrieri

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Fernando Di Leo (story), Giorgio Scerbanenco (short stories) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eleonora Giorgi ... Lea
Tomas Milian ... Commissario
Stefano Patrizi ... Mario Farra
Benjamin Lev Benjamin Lev ... Giovanni Etrusco
Max Delys Max Delys ... Luigi Morandi
Venantino Venantini ... Sign. Morandi
Salvatore Billa ... Forger
Antonio Guidi Antonio Guidi
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ... Lucio
Luciano Baraghini Luciano Baraghini ... Commissario Assistant
Ruggero Diella Ruggero Diella ... Supermarket Robber
Giorgio Locuratolo Giorgio Locuratolo ... Friend of Lucio
Valeria Gagliardi Valeria Gagliardi
Gloria Piedimonte Gloria Piedimonte ... Friend of Lucio
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Prof. Farra
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In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes, engaging in robbery, gunplay, and murder. As the entire police force mobilizes to track down the malefactors, they make a fast pit stop to pick up a girlfriend and then speed towards Switzerland. More blood will be shed (and more skin bared) before their saga ends! Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young, Violent, Dangerous See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Benjamin Lev was detained by the police during the shooting of this movie, so a stand-in for Lev was used for a few days to work around this. See more »

Goofs

When Benjamin Lev hits Peter Berling in the back with a piece of lumber, it bends as though it is made out of rubber. See more »

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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Young, loud, annoying
31 July 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

In the days before those innocent acts of trolling each other on Facebook and revenge porning each other, the youth of yesterday were content simply to drive around Milan acting like jerks, robbing banks, and shooting innocent people in the face. This is their story.

Three young guys - Blondie, Hunky and the annoying Joe, plan to rob a petrol station in Milan, but they don't know that Hunky's girlfriend has gone to the police and tipped them off. She does make the mistake of telling cop Tomas Milian that they have toy guns though, toys that turn out to be real as several cops and a petrol station owner are gunned down. Now Blondie and the rest are on the run, but instead of keeping their heads low they hit banks, recruit others to rob supermarket, then kill said others with hot lead.

Milian can't figure out why some rich boys would go on such a crime spree, but at least he takes time out to blame the parents for their lack of attention to their kids. To be honest that's the only time he shows any emotion here as Milian doesn't have much to do besides try and track down the trio as they kill everyone they meet, and get Hunky's girlfriend caught up in it too. Milian really just looks concerned, smokes, and becomes increasingly dishevelled.

We spend a lot more time with the youngsters instead. Hunky never kills anyone, but goes along with the crime spree and only seems to enjoy things when he's outrunning the police in a car chase. Blondie however is the leader, and although he doesn't show much emotion, he's might have a thing for Hunky (Hunky's girlfriend spots it during the car chase too, plus he doesn't get involved in a gang bang earlier in the film, which someone ruins by farting!). That leaves Joe, the weak link in this film as his character is so annoying. He's the hyperactive 'joker' of the pack, but his jokes are only funny to himself and he laughs at them in a shrill moronic bray (at least in the Italian language version). The only time he calms down is when one of Blondie's mates refers to him as being the village idiot, which results in said mate being machine-gunned in the face.

I'm sure writer Fernando Di Leo is trying to say something here, but I didn't catch it. This is a nihilistic cavalcade of violence, all set to Tomas Milian's jaw clenching. That cheesy song at the start was awful though - maybe that's what made them go nuts?


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