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No Way Out (1973)

Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) (original title)
A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.

Director:

Duccio Tessari

Writers:

Franco Verucci (story), Ugo Liberatore (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Tony Arzenta
Richard Conte ... Nick Gusto
Carla Gravina ... Sandra
Marc Porel ... Domenico Maggio
Roger Hanin ... Carré
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Anna - wife of Tony
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Don Mariano
Lino Troisi Lino Troisi ... Rocco Cutitta
Silvano Tranquilli ... Montani - the Interpol officer
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Arzenta's Father
Erika Blanc ... The Prostitute as a decoy
Rosalba Neri ... Cutitta's Wife
Carla Calò Carla Calò ... Arzenta's Mother
Ettore Manni ... Gesmundo - the sauna owner
Francesco Bonetti Francesco Bonetti
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A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.

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By mistake they killed his wife and child - THAT was a hell of a mistake!


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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 62913 delivered on 8-8-1973. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese DVD omits a lesbian kiss at the night club and the beating of Carla Gavina, however a small fraction of the latter is present in the trailer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Il solitario (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
Lorenz Hart (as L. Hart) - Alfredo Bracchi (as Bracchi) - Richard Rodgers (as R. Rodgers)
Propieta per l'Italia: Edizioni Curci - Milano
Edizione originale: Robbins Music Corp. - New York
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an electrifying torrent of cinematic savvy!
24 January 2014 | by Darkling_ZeistSee all my reviews

'Tony Arzenta' is a truly absorbing euro-crime from expert genre director Duccio 'Puzzle' Tessari. Not too sure why this cracking yarn doesn't get mentioned in the same bated breath as 'High Crime', 'Violent Professionals', or 'Violent Rome' as it is clearly on par with them, and in some specific area's it actually usurps them. Having the ice-cool, Gallic master of understatement, Alain Delon as your vengeful hit man is a casting godsend, and as our idiosyncratic, enigmatic arbiter of righteous retribution makes it nigh on impossible to take your eyes away from his blazing a balletic trail of brutal revenge deep into the swollen underbelly of the Cosa Nostra. I readily admit that the premise of a hit man wishing to break free from their nefarious clutches is a well-thumbed conceit; but when said coda is interpreted by the likes of Delon/Tessari and propelled by a lively, infectious score from the woefully underrated, Gianni Ferrio, any hint of formula is quashed beneath an electrifying torrent of cinematic savvy.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 August 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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