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Poliziotto solitudine e rabbia (1980)

A retired cop is visited by his former partner who wants him to be a bodyguard for established clientele. At first declining the offer, Nick quickly accepts and joins his friend for the job... See full summary »

Director:

Stelvio Massi

Writers:

Artur Brauner (as Art Bernd), Boschi Huber
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maurizio Merli ... Nick Rossi
Jutta Speidel ... Vivien
Arthur Brauss ... Klaus Beitz
Francisco Rabal ... Tony
Jochen Schröder Jochen Schröder
Jako Benz Jako Benz
Max Giese Max Giese
Buddy Elias
Peter Hick Peter Hick
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... (as Richard Raymond)
Benito Pacifico Benito Pacifico
Maurizio Ferrara Maurizio Ferrara
Bobby Rhodes ... Jamaica
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Stoll
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A retired cop is visited by his former partner who wants him to be a bodyguard for established clientele. At first declining the offer, Nick quickly accepts and joins his friend for the job of protecting a visiting German banker who gets assassinated.

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 August 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann, der Venedig hieß See more »

Filming Locations:

CCC-Atelier, Berlin, Germany

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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okay late entry to the Italo-crime sweepstakes
16 March 2001 | by sangueSee all my reviews

a very well made film, with a good cast and excellent photography, sadly falls short of the mark.

it seems that after about 1977, all Italian cop movies went through a change; less random scenes of violence and action, more plot and character development:

The Rebel (title of the Japanese video relese) concerns retired cop Nick Rossi (Maurizio Merli) who lets a friend talk him into becoming a body gaurd. Rossi agrees, then the man the are hired to protect gets shot in a Venetian glass shop. a fairly cool shoot out takes place, including an awesome scene where Merli jumps through a stained-glass window in slow motion, but the fim really drags on from here. it's not a bad film, but not what fans of the genre expect.

worth a watch for Merli/Italian crime complitists, but others shouldn' bother. not like you'd be able to find a copy anyway:)


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