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Poliziotto sprint (1977)

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 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Car chases. Must I say more?
2 July 2006 | by mhoylecombsSee all my reviews

The original title is "Poliziotto Sprint" which I think is "Policeman's Run" in English but given the title "Highway Racer". This unknown flick is a cool little gem for car chase fanatics. Many interesting stunts and action scenes including some very wild shots.

A man who wants to become the ultimate driver of his police force fails horribly until he's given driving lessons by his chief. He then goes out to stop the chief's ex-rival bank robber. A little like National Velvet set with Ferrari's and Citroens.

The characters and acting is mediocre but the chases and action sequences are superb. One scene is guaranteed to shock some viewers near the end but I won't dwell on.

Never ending car chases and stunts are packed in this rare film. Find it while you can.


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