6.4/10
241
4 user 6 critic

Silent Action (1975)

La polizia accusa: il servizio segreto uccide (original title)
Starting the investigation of a murder mystery, a police man is to investigate dangerously top politicians and military. A chain of suicides takes its toll among the current and past ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

Gianfranco Couyoumdjian (screenplay), Massimo Felisatti (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young prostitute is found brutally killed and is up to detective Germi (Claudio Cassinelli) the investigation of the case, as the search progress he uncovers a girls trafficking ring with connections to powerful people.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Lia Tanzi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Milano police lieutenant Giorga's chief is murdered by an organized crime ring, he vows to avenge his boss's death. Going undercover to continue the chief's investigation, he plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov
Torso (1973)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on an actual event "The Kidnap Syndicate" is the story of two boys, one from a rich family and the other from a poor family, who are kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Fernando Di Leo
Stars: Luc Merenda, James Mason, Irina Maleeva
The Psychic (1977)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi
Caliber 9 (1972)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo
Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Luca Altieri is a gambler. He likes cards and he is a master in playing poker. He is a cardsharper too. He begins working for "The President", who has many gambling houses and everything ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Luc Merenda, Dayle Haddon, Corrado Pani
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The potentially unhinged daughter of a British politician is accused of killing her hedonistic neighbor after she witnesses the murder in a dream.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Stanley Baker, Jean Sorel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Nico d'Altamura is a shy and scholarly boy of sixteen. During the summer, he becomes acquainted with his cousin Sonia, who stays at his home for some time. She grew up in the city and is ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Susan Player, Riccardo Cucciolla, Alfredo Pea
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luc Merenda ... Inspector Giorgio Solmi
Mel Ferrer ... District Attorney Mannino
Delia Boccardo ... Maria
Michele Gammino ... Lt. Luigi Caprara
Paola Tedesco ... Giuliana Raimondi aka la Tunisina
Franco Giornelli Franco Giornelli ... Franz Schmidt
Gianfranco Barra Gianfranco Barra ... De Luca
Carlo Alighiero Carlo Alighiero ... Remo Ortolani
Claudio Gora ... Martinetti
Claudio Nicastro ... Prison Warden
Antonio Casale Antonio Casale ... Giovanni Andreassi - aka Massù
Giovanni Di Benedetto Giovanni Di Benedetto ... General Stocchi (as Gianni De Benedetto)
Tomas Milian ... Captain Mario Sperli
Arturo Dominici ... Chief of police
Carlo Gaddi Carlo Gaddi ... Massù's friend
Edit

Storyline

Starting the investigation of a murder mystery, a police man is to investigate dangerously top politicians and military. A chain of suicides takes its toll among the current and past leaders of Italy in a particularly difficult season for the Italian Democracy. Written by wxjuh

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 April 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Action See more »

Filming Locations:

Marcellina, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited from Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You can get too much of a good thing
8 May 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

A spate of 'suicides' of authority figures is plaguing Italy and Luc Merenda is the cop whose is going to ignore them while trying to figure out who killed some fat electrician with a poker. How, he wonders, does an electrician live in a huge palace and afford high class swanky prostitutes? And why does the last visiting hooker have 10 million lire (£25) in her drawer, and why has she tried to kill herself?

All sorts of things are transpiring as Luc tries to find out what's going on, much to the ire of DA Mel Ferrer. The mystery deepens as a man claiming to be a government agent is caught breaking into the electrician's house which uncovers a blackmail ring and a government organisation run by bearded Tomas Milian. Can Luc figure out what's going on before every single person involved gets murdered in some way? And who can he trust, as he finds out that blackmail would be preferable to what's really going on...

People might find that the first half of the film gets bogged down in Luc uncovering the elaborate mystery, interrogating people, and trying to track down witnesses before they get whacked, but Sergio Martino saves the action for the second half of the film where we get a complicated car chase, and a full-on helicopter led assault on a bad guy camp which reminded me of those great Italian Rambo rip-offs from the eighties. I wasn't sure what was going on by that point, but Luc did then take the time to indulge in a philosophical argument with one of the bad guys that cleared that right up. Kind of.

Tomas Milian isn't in this one so much so don't get disappointed if you're expecting him to run around in his pants, screaming. Mel Ferrer is also in a support role but does actually seem to dub his own voice but doesn't seem that animated, so the film mainly rests on Merenda's shoulders, and he does a fine job of looking suitably angry while punching Antonio Casale in the face.

Director Martino applies his usual style to the film, which is full of really wide angle shots, ensemble shots, and a couple of crane shots (that give the film a strange horror feeling during those particular scenes). I'd never heard of this one despite watching dozens of other Martino films, and it's another good one!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed