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Street Law (1974)

Il cittadino si ribella (original title)
Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Massimo De Rita (story), Dino Maiuri (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Carlo Antonelli
Giancarlo Prete ... Tommy
Barbara Bach ... Barbara
Renzo Palmer ... Police Inspector
Nazzareno Zamperla ... Carlo's Assailant with Beard
Massimo Vanni ... Carlo's Assailant with Unibrow
Romano Puppo ... Ringleader of Carlo's Assailants
Renata Zamengo Renata Zamengo ... Cavallo
Franco Borelli Franco Borelli ... Borelli
Mauro Vestri Mauro Vestri ... Bar Italia Bartender
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Gianni Rubei (as Luigi Guerra)
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... Bum
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Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

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Trivia

During the scene at the dry dock, the Achille Lauro can be seen in the background. The Achille Lauro was hijacked by the Palestine Liberation Front in 1985. See more »

Goofs

After two young thugs hit Franco Nero's car and threaten him, a boom mike is reflected in their car as they drive off. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: [Tommy felt unconscious and almost bleed to death, after being shot by the group of muggers] Hah, we made it... We got rid of them.
Carlo Antonelli: Hah, you bet your ass.
Tommy: [Carlo put unconscious Tommy aside from the bulldozer] The garage. I deserve... my down payment, huh?
Carlo Antonelli: You sure do. We are going to open the biggest garage of all time. You'll be famous. Big Tommy, a real personality, and all the girls will come to your garage just to see Big Tommy!
Tommy: [still straining] Jesus... What a big garage you found...
Carlo Antonelli: Yeah.
Tommy: It's ...
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Alternate Versions

German VHS version was heavily cut/reedited and runs ca. 74 min (PAL). See more »

Connections

Referenced in De Kijk van Koolhoven: Eurocrime (2020) See more »

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Slick, violent tale.
18 February 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

After being taken as a hostage and beaten by three vicious bank robbers, an "average guy" (Franco Nero) becomes outraged by the refusal of the police to take drastic action and decides to go on a personal war against the underworld. The script of this slick-looking, violent tale is standard crime-movie stuff, but director Castellari manages to put in some stylish shots and to stage a gripping final shootout. It's almost as if you're watching a spaghetti crime thriller. (**)


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy See more »

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1.85 : 1
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