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Italia a mano armata (1976)

A crime syndicate starts a crime wave in Turin, they rob a bank, taking a hostage to get away from Police Inspector Betti and Ferrari, his partner. However, the hostage turned out to be their accomplice in disguise.

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Marino Girolami (as Franco Martinelli)

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Leila Buongiorno (screenplay), Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maurizio Merli ... Betti
Raymond Pellegrin ... Arpino
John Saxon ... Albertelli
Mirella D'Angelo ... Luisa
Toni Ucci Toni Ucci ... Cacace
Daniele Dublino ... Luzzi
Sergio Fiorentini Sergio Fiorentini ... Mancuso
Franco Borelli Franco Borelli ... Bertoli
Dino Mattielli Dino Mattielli ... Attardi
Rocco Oppedisano Rocco Oppedisano
Carlo Valli Carlo Valli ... Rocchi
Marcello Monti Marcello Monti ... Torri
Massimo Vanni ... Fabbri
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Morel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enzo Andronico ... Boretti
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A crime syndicate starts a crime wave in Turin, they rob a bank, taking a hostage to get away from Police Inspector Betti and Ferrari, his partner. However, the hostage turned out to be their accomplice in disguise.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 November 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Special Cop in Action See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final part of police commissioner Betti's trilogy, also including Violent City (1975) and Violent Naples (1976). See more »

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Follows Violent City (1975) See more »

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''special cop in action' is demonstratively one of the all-time great euro crime epics!'
23 January 2014 | by Darkling_ZeistSee all my reviews

The uber macho and super-svelte pugilist, Maurizio Merli reprises his incendiary role as the maverick, all fists blazin', skin-tight shirt wearin', Commisario Betti for yet another gonzoid installment of rabidly hard-boiled Italian poliziottesci action. craven, ill-dressed thugs are foolhardy enough to attempt the kidnapping of a group of school children on Merli's watch which unleashes a deluge of exhilarating retribution from the inimitable, golden-haired paragon of righteous vengeance, Commisario Betti; whose zero tolerance; throw jaw-mashing roundhouses an' ask questions later modus operandi proves more than adequate when called to throw down with his arch nemesis, Albertini; played with obvious glee by another legendary euro-crime alumnus; the ever- lithe, John Saxon. 'special cop in action' is demonstratively one of the all-time great euro crime epics, galvanized by a riot of killer set pieces, made all the more deliriously entertaining by Franco Micalizzi's gritty, funkier-than-thou score; emphatic crime funk par excellence.


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