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Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (1977)

Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The ... See full summary »

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Umberto Lenzi

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Sauro Scavolini (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ... Leonardo Tanzi
John Saxon ... Frank Di Maggio
Tomas Milian ... Luigi 'The Chinaman' Maietto
Renzo Palmer Renzo Palmer ... Commissioner Astalli
Gabriella Lepori ... Nadia
Claudio Undari ... Dario (as Robert Hundar)
Bruno Corazzari ... Ettore
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi ... Marchetti
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Maria Balzano
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Tanzi's Uncle
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Magistrate
Brigitte Petronio ... Blonde Hooker at Fazi's
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Nicola Proietti
Gianfilippo Carcano Gianfilippo Carcano ... The Professor
Dante Cleri Dante Cleri ... Di Maggio's Aide
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Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The local newspapers cover up for him and pretend the assassination had worked. When Tanzi's able to his superior wants him to hide in Switzerland. But Tanzi defies him and intends to make sure that Maietto is put back in prison. Written by wxjuh

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A feast of violence and action!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 February 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Action-packed police movie
8 August 2001 | by emilian77See all my reviews

A war between the young, cynical, astute Italian delinquent "Chinaman" (Tomas Milian) and the experienced, cold, pitiful, New-york boss Frank Di Maggio (John Saxon) has started. And is a war for the criminal domination of Rome.

Only a really stubborn policeman can stop these crime giants.

In fact, this man is inspector Leonardo Tanzi (Maurizio Merli) that is as though as he comes...

Solid, action-packed police movie with very intense characters.


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