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Merciless Man (1976)

Genova a mano armata (original title)
The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.

Director:

Mario Lanfranchi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Lo Bianco ... The American
Maud Adams ... Marta Mayer
Adolfo Celi ... Commissario Lo Gallo
Barbara Vittoria Calori Barbara Vittoria Calori ... (as Barbara Romana Calori)
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Caleb
Fiona Florence Fiona Florence
Yanti Somer ... Mayer's henchwoman
Luigi Bonos ... (as Gigi Bonos)
Daniele Pagani Daniele Pagani
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Caleb' s man
Andrea Montuschi Andrea Montuschi ... Vicecommissario
Carlo Gravina Carlo Gravina ... (as Carlo Cicala Gravina)
Dario Ghirardi Dario Ghirardi
Angelo Villa Angelo Villa
Andrea Gnecco Andrea Gnecco ... (as Andrea Giuseppe Gnecco)
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The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.

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Before or Later ... However I Will Kill You!

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Crime | Thriller

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This Italian movie is unknown in Italy. Instead it is very famous in France. See more »

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Referenced in The Laser Man: Episode #1.1 (2005) See more »

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Fun, but confounding
16 January 2008 | by udar55See all my reviews

A disgraced American cop (Tony Lo Bianco) sets up a detective agency in Genova, Italy. His only client is Dr. Marta Mayer (Maud Adams) who has hired him to find out who kidnapped and killed her father. It isn't easy as villains pop up ever 10 minutes to kill him and he has to contend with cantankerous Italian cop Lo Gallo (Adolfo Celi). This is a really odd thriller from director Mario Lanfranchi. I say that because stuff happens at random in the flick. For example, Lo Bianco just shows up at places where major plot moments are going down. How did he know to be there? Am I just supposed to assume his amazing detective work brought him there? The strangest moment has Lo Bianco shooting himself up with heroin to get inside a fancy rehab facility that actually wants to distribute more street drugs. It is interesting to see Adams post-THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN and pre-OCTOPUSSY. Lo Bianco, obviously cashing in on his fame with THE FRENCH CONNECTION, seems to be having fun as the wise ass detective and does a lot of his own stunts.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 December 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme sans piti√© See more »

Filming Locations:

Alassio, Savona, Liguria, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

InterVision See more »
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