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A Man Called Magnum (1977)

Napoli si ribella (original title)
Police Commissioner Dario Mauri investigates the activities of a drug ring led by Don Domenico Laurenzi.


Dardano Sacchetti, Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E. Lemick)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Luc Merenda ... Commissario Dario Mauri
Enzo Cannavale ... Sergeant Nicola Capece
Adolfo Lastretti ... Pasquale Donnaregina - 'Dogheart'
Ferdinando Murolo Ferdinando Murolo ... Bonino
Marianne Comtell Marianne Comtell ... Carola
Mattia Machiavelli Mattia Machiavelli ... Lo sceicco
Francesca Guadagno Francesca Guadagno ... Luisa
Sonia Viviani Sonia Viviani ... Rosa
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi ... Avv. Cerullo
Claudio Gora ... Don Domenico Laurenzi
Claudio Nicastro ... Police Chief
Enrico Maisto Enrico Maisto ... Andronico
Domenico Di Costanzo Domenico Di Costanzo ... Laurenzi's servant
Franco Marino Franco Marino ... Ruggero
Tommaso Palladino Tommaso Palladino ... Garrese


Police Commissioner Dario Mauri investigates the activities of a drug ring led by Don Domenico Laurenzi.

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Merenda vs Naples
27 September 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Man, I pity those poor fellows who end up being Mafia bosses. Must be a really stressful job. You've got to uphold the exterior 'upstanding citizen' routine so that hotheaded cops can be shouted down by their superiors, you make high pressure drug deals with other high-level guys, and worst of all, your employees are all nasty criminals by default, so the ever present threat of one of them double crossing you must be a terrible strain.

Look at the fella in this film, Don Whatsisface. He sets up a nice deal with German guy to supply him a whole lot of dope, then someone turns around, guns down the dealers, and still steals the blow. You just can't get the employees. Get this though - someone then double crosses the henchman that double crossed the mob boss, which ends up in a whole heap of corpses for the cops to clean up.

One of those cops in Luc Merenda, and he's just arrived in Naples from Milan to find that the pizza is a lot better, but the crime is just as bad as everywhere else. Luc and his Neopolitan sidekick set off to figure out what the hell is going on with these shooting, with a little help from a mystery grass who keeps sending him hand drawn pictures of crime that are about to happen.

So it's business as usual for this Eurocrime film, but there's loads of action, car chases, and Merenda beating up bad guys, so who's going to complain? That actor playing his sidekick is rather good too, giving a bit more humanity to the blossoming bromance between the two cops. There's also a fair amount of violence with one particular gangster whacking rather a lot of people, including one guy who get blown up by dynamite.

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Release Date:

7 August 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man Called Magnum See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Dania Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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