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Beast with a Gun (1977)

La belva col mitra (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 29 October 1977 (Italy)
Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergio Grieco

Writers:

Sergio Grieco (screenplay), Sergio Grieco (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helmut Berger ... Vitali
Marisa Mell ... Giuliana
Richard Harrison ... Santini
Marina Giordana Marina Giordana ... Carla
Luigi Bonos Luigi Bonos ... Pappalardo (as Gigi Bonos)
Vittorio Duse ... Caroli
Ezio Marano Ezio Marano
Claudio Gora ... Judge
Alberto Squillante Alberto Squillante ... Pacesi
Maria Pascucci Maria Pascucci
Nello Pazzafini Nello Pazzafini ... Caporali (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Antonio Basile Antonio Basile ... Portesi
Sergio Smacchi Sergio Smacchi ... Esposito
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Storyline

Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts and defiles frightened hapless lass Giuliana Caroli. Meanwhile, rugged police inspector Giulio Santini is determined to bag the despicable Vitali. Written by Woodyanders

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Taglines:

Out of Prison ... Out of Control ... and Totally Out of His Mind!


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 October 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Human Beast See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rewind Film, Supercine See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The last name "Barbareschi", a character the ingenue was dating and who had double-crossed the main character, is uttered a large number of times by almost all the characters, on either side of the law, throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

The interior shots of Berger and his accomplices driving and talking are shot with the camera severely under-cranked, making them move around in fast forward. See more »

Quotes

Nanni Vitali: Have a drink twat!
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Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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As seen on Jackie Brown
5 October 2004 | by RoikaleSee all my reviews

Remember the scene in Jackie Brown with Robert DeNiro and Bridget Fonda watching TV and then Samuel Jackson walks in and goes: "Is that Rutger Hauer?" and Fonda replies: "No, it's Helmut Berger."?

Well, it's this movie they're watching.

It's a typical low-key Italian gangster movie with a bunch of evil, skinny, mustached (except Helmut Berger) crooks driving around doing evil stuff. The violence scenes are very brutal but there are many moments where also unintentional humor is present.

Once again, I have a Finnish super rare version of this movie with Finnish title (roughly translated) "Death Obeys No Law" on the front cover and in the back cover it says "Best With A Gun", (obviously a typing error). In the opening credits it says "Furious" (or "Ferocious"). A movie with so many names can't be that bad, can it?


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