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Squadra antiscippo (1976)

A top undercover cop finds and arrests a series of purse snatchers until he discovers an American at the top of an evil ring of thieves.

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Bruno Corbucci

Writers:

Mario Amendola (story and screenplay), Bruno Corbucci (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomas Milian ... Nico Giraldi
Jack Palance ... Norman Shelley / Richard J. Russo
Maria Rosaria Omaggio Maria Rosaria Omaggio ... Signora Cattani
Guido Mannari Guido Mannari ... Achille Pettinari aka Baronetto
Jack La Cayenne Jack La Cayenne ... Policeman
Raf Luca Raf Luca ... Gargiulo
Benito Stefanelli Benito Stefanelli ... Shelley's Henchman
Toni Ucci Toni Ucci ... Lando Rossi - aka Grottaferrata
Marcello Martana Marcello Martana ... maresciallo Trentini
Vincenzo Crocitti Vincenzo Crocitti ... The Stuttering Thief
Roberto Chiappa Roberto Chiappa
Roberto Messina Roberto Messina ... Commissario Tozzi
Adriano Valentini Adriano Valentini
Anna Melita Anna Melita ... Adelaide
Angelo Pellegrino Angelo Pellegrino ... Il Chiappetta
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Nico Geraldi is a tough undercover cop in the manner of Serpico. His rough and unkempt appearance belies his seriousness regarding crime and criminals. As a ring of pickpockets and thieves plagues Geraldi's city, he attempts to find the fences and criminal masterminds behind the thieves. Richard Russo is the crime boss. He successfully dodges the police, while he manages his criminal empire with cunning and ruthlessness. In the end, Geraldi must deal with Russo using unofficial means. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 March 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cop in Blue Jeans See more »

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Cinemaster S.r.l. See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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above average entry in Tomas Milian's 70s police-film series
15 August 2002 | by django-1See all my reviews

THE COP IN BLUE JEANS, the US title of this film, was quite widely available in the video budget bins of the 80s and early 90s, so this may be the best known in the US of Tomas Milian's series of films as longhaired, unconventional cop Nico Giraldi. The films starts with a bang as a mini-crimewave is depicted in rapid-fire succession (the scene with the guy mooning the tourists to divert their attention as their possessions are stolen is a classic!), until after seven or eight minutes Milian jumps into action. Like most films of Bruno Corbucci, there is a serious political element in the film too, while it completely satisfies fans who just want an exciting violent action film. And of course, Tomas Milian is brilliant, creating an anti-hero (as he does so well!) who is unlike ANYONE in US cinema. I'm sure there are copies of this sitting in the 99-cent rack of video stores, so check it out if you want to see what is so good about the 1970s Italian police film genre or why Tomas Milian is one of the great icons of world film. My favorite film of this period w/ Milian is SWINDLE, where he is paired with David Hemmings. If you EVER see that offered or shown on TV, don't miss it!


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