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The Cop in Blue Jeans (1976)

Squadra antiscippo (original title)
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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Norman Shelley / Richard J. Russo
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...
Guido Mannari ...
Achille Pettinari aka Baronetto
Jack La Cayenne ...
Policeman
Raf Luca ...
Gargiulo
Benito Stefanelli ...
Shelley's Henchman
Toni Ucci ...
Lando Rossi - aka Grottaferrata
Marcello Martana ...
maresciallo Trentini
Vincenzo Crocitti ...
The Stuttering Thief
Roberto Chiappa
Roberto Messina ...
Commissario Tozzi
Adriano Valentini
Anna Melita ...
Adelaide
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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Italian cop actioner that's lacking
19 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

After the spaghetti western genre died in Italy, Italian filmmakers moved to cop movies. Like with spaghetti westerns, there were good and not so good efforts, this movie belonging to the latter category. Tomas Milian, an actor who's made an impression in other movies, seems kind of helpless here, thanks to the costume department dressing him up like a homeless person, and a screenplay that gives him very few opportunities to show some kind of character. Jack Palance is pretty much wasted - he only makes two very brief appearances in the first hour, and not much more in the last half hour. But the main problem with the movie is that it feels oh so tired. There are chases, punch-ups, and guns fired, but it all feels so mechanical. Maybe that's why the musical score plays the same bars of music over and over ad nauseum. Even die hard fans of Eurocult movies would be better off skipping this one.


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