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A hot-shot police driver has more guts than brains, often landing him in hot water with his middle-aged mentor, who was once a legendary police interceptor responsible for numerous large scale arrests.

Director:

Stelvio Massi

Writers:

Gino Capone (screenplay) (as Aldo Capone), Gino Capone (story) (as Aldo Capone)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ... Marco Palma
Giancarlo Sbragia ... Maresciallo Tagliaferri
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Jean-Paul Dossena / il Nizzardo
Lilli Carati Lilli Carati ... Francesca
Glauco Onorato Glauco Onorato ... Pistone
Orazio Orlando ... Silicato
Gaetano Balestrieri Gaetano Balestrieri ... (as Gaetano Balistreri)
Rosario Borelli Rosario Borelli ... Maresciallo Bresciani - the car repairer
Tullio Casarino Tullio Casarino
Paolo Casella Paolo Casella
Gabriele Domenichini Gabriele Domenichini ... (as Vito Gabriele Domenighini)
Vittorio Fanfoni Vittorio Fanfoni ... Dossena's Man
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... The Customer in the Car Showroom
Manfred Freyberger Manfred Freyberger ... Questore
Claudio Giorgi Claudio Giorgi
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A hot-shot police driver has more guts than brains, often landing him in hot water with his middle-aged mentor, who was once a legendary police interceptor responsible for numerous large scale arrests.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 October 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Highway Racer See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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''Poliziotto Sprint' has become one of my all-time fave Massi/Merli collaborations'
23 January 2014 | by Darkling_ZeistSee all my reviews

After recently watching the above I can say with utter authority that 'Poliziotto Sprint' has become one of my all-time fave Massi/Merli collaborations. Contrary to a few Luke-warm reviews (not entirely sure if they were watching the same film as me) I found Merli's sans mustache speed drivin' copper to be entirely riveting creation, and the plentiful display of bravura stunt driving is second to none; all that and a sweet funky soundtrack by maestro Cipriani and I was left giddy with boys-own excitement and wondered why this marvelous actioner remains such a frustratingly obscure title. Personally all the Merli/Massi titles should be made available in pristine prints, as Massi was a superior craftsman and Maurizio Merli is the definition of Italian hard boiled cool. (He looks very dapper in his skinny-fit denim shirt and snug leather jacket)


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