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High Crime (1973)

La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (original title)
An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Maurizio Amati (story), Tito Carpi (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Vice-Commissioner Belli
James Whitmore ... Commissioner Aldo Scavino
Delia Boccardo ... Mirella
Fernando Rey ... Cafiero
Duilio Del Prete ... Umberto Griva
Silvano Tranquilli ... Franco Griva
Ely Galleani ... Chicca
Daniel Martín ... Rico
Paul Costello Paul Costello ... Cammarano
Luigi Diberti ... Belli's Assistant
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ... Rivalta
Zoe Incrocci ... Scavino's Wife
Bruno Corazzari ... Scavino's Assassin
Massimo Vanni ... Killer
Joaquín Solís Joaquín Solís ... Tony, Cafiero's Servant
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Storyline

An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | Spain | France

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

High Crime See more »

Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Contains "End of Part One" and "Part Two" title cards. See more »

Quotes

Rico: The Commissioner! What a surprise! Our house is yours!
Vice-Commissioner Belli: [walks through Cafiero's house, interrupting, upsetting Rico] You've got shit in your face.
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Alternate Versions

West German VHS version was cut by ca. 75 seconds (credits, murder of Rivalta/Rico). See more »

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one of the best!
20 June 2000 | by sangueSee all my reviews

if you have never seen an Italian crime movie, this is a great place to start. unlike many other films of this type, it actually works on an emotional level as well as being very entertaining, simular to the films of Scorsese. it's a very violent film, but none of the violence is gratuitous. lots of stylish slow motion shootings, car explosions, and people run over by various moter vehicles, and the excellent musical score by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis captures the emotion of these scenes perfectly. the cast is also very good, especialy Italian Star Franco Nero. highly recommended.


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