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Blazing Flowers (1978)

Milano... difendersi o morire (original title)
Pino Scalise discharged from the prison he was in for robbery, take refuge in Milan at the home of his uncle. Pino falls in love with one of the uncle's two daughters, who has become a ... See full summary »

Director:

Gianni Martucci

Writers:

Luca Sportelli (story and screenplay), Ludovica Marineo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marc Porel ... Pino Scalise
George Hilton ... Commissioner Morani
Anna Maria Rizzoli Anna Maria Rizzoli ... Nadina / Fiorella
Al Cliver ... Domino
Bruno Di Luia Bruno Di Luia ... Don Ciccio's Thug
Mario Novelli ... Nosey (as Anthony Freeman)
Guido Leontini Guido Leontini ... Don Ciccio
Silvia Mauri Silvia Mauri ... Anna
Osvaldo Natale Osvaldo Natale ... Natale, Morani's Assistant
Amparo Pilar Amparo Pilar ... Assunta
Parvin Tabrizi Parvin Tabrizi ... Alicante (as Parvin Tabriz)
Nino Vingelli ... Nicola
Barbara Magnolfi ... Teresa
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Storyline

Pino Scalise discharged from the prison he was in for robbery, take refuge in Milan at the home of his uncle. Pino falls in love with one of the uncle's two daughters, who has become a prostitute because of Don Ciccio, head of a gang that traffics in drugs. Pino, now an informer to Police Commissioner Morani, makes plans to take the boss down. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 February 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Blazing Flowers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ariete Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Flowers that are not exactly blazing!
2 August 2008 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

The Polizi genre is generally best known for it's entertainment value; and it is with that in mind that I say that I'm not surprised that Blazing Flowers is not one of the best known films in the genre; and the reason for that is down to the fact that the film is really rather boring. The plot itself is sleazy enough and we focus on several shady areas of society; including drugs and prostitution, but the story is rather dull and the characters are not interesting enough to hold things together. The main character is a cop played by prolific Italian star George Hilton, and he has a grudge against a local crime boss and so pairs up with an ex-con in order to stop the criminal. The plot basically plods along and the audience is given plenty of opportunities to get bored. There's very little in the way of action and only the odd car chase here and there gets things going, and it's not enough. George Hilton doesn't give his best performance either and helps to instill the movie's place as a failure. I've not really got anything more to say about this film. I have to say I'm a big fan of the genre and that's why I saw it - but in case you're not a big fan, you can feel free to skip this one!


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