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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Himself
John Saxon ... Himself
Henry Silva ... Himself
Antonio Sabato ... Himself
Luc Merenda ... Himself
Fred Williamson ... Himself
Richard Harrison ... Himself
Christopher Mitchum ... Himself (as Chris Mitchum)
Enzo G. Castellari ... Himself
Leonard Mann ... Himself
Joe Dallesandro ... Himself
Michael Forest ... Himself
Claudio Fragasso ... Himself
John Steiner ... Himself
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Himself
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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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Trivia

In 2012 when co-producer Michael A. Martinez met with Michael Forest in a Hollywood coffee shop to hand him an edit of the film, actress Barbara Bouchet (who is mentioned in much detail in the film) walked in and introduced herself, purely coincidentally. Bouchet and Forest casually knew each other as guest stars on episodes of "Star Trek" in addition to their work in Italian films. See more »

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References Lisa and the Devil (1973) 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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