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Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Action, Crime | 30 March 2012 (USA)
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A documentary concerning the violent Italian 'poliziotteschi' cinematic movement of the 1970s which, at first glance, seem to be rip-offs of American crime films like DIRTY HARRY or THE ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Self
John Saxon ... Self
Henry Silva ... Self
Antonio Sabato ... Self
Luc Merenda ... Self
Fred Williamson ... Self
Richard Harrison ... Self
Christopher Mitchum ... Self (as Chris Mitchum)
Enzo G. Castellari ... Self
Leonard Mann ... Self
Joe Dallesandro ... Self
Michael Forest ... Self
Claudio Fragasso ... Self
John Steiner ... Self
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Self
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A documentary concerning the violent Italian 'poliziotteschi' cinematic movement of the 1970s which, at first glance, seem to be rip-offs of American crime films like DIRTY HARRY or THE GODFATHER, but which really address Italian issues like the Sicilian Mafia and red terrorism. Perhaps even more interesting than the films themselves were the rushed methods of production (stars performing their own stunts, stealing shots, no live sound) and the bleed-over between real-life crime and movie crime. Written by Anonymous

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The reason for Ottaviano Dell'Acqua having the hairstyle that he does is that his interview was done while he had just finished as Tom Hanks's stunt double in Angels & Demons (2009). His interview was done in the hotel courtyard outside the 2009 Chiller Theater convention in Parsippany, NJ while they were having a retrospective on Italian horror movies. A fellow convention guest and alumnus of Italian horror films, Silvia Collatina was kind enough to act as translator and interpreter during his interview. See more »

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References Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) See more »

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Incredible doc!
2 June 2013 | by plloydholtSee all my reviews

I managed to see this yesterday at the Day Of Crime festival in Manchester, and was blown away. Eurocrime is my favourite genre, but there's not much information available relating to it. Thank God then, that this documentary has been made and we can now see the genres stars and directors discussing all the crazy, funny, amazing stories about making these great films. It's a long doc, but it packs in so much information that the time just whizzes by! It's one of the best documentaries about film i've ever seen and REALLY needs to be more widely available for fans of the genre like myself!! Please make this available on DVD soon!!


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ユーロクライム! 70年代イタリア犯罪アクション映画の世界 See more »

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