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In the Name of Love (1973)

Revolver (original title)
An Italian official decides to take it upon himself to free his wife after she's taken hostage by ruthless criminals.

Director:

Sergio Sollima

Writers:

Dino Maiuri (screenplay by) (as Arduino Maiuri), Massimo De Rita (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Vito Cipriani
Fabio Testi ... Milo Ruiz
Paola Pitagora ... Carlotta
Agostina Belli ... Anna Cipriani
Frédéric de Pasquale Frédéric de Pasquale ... Michel Granier
Marc Mazza Marc Mazza ... Police Inspector
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... French Lawyer (as René Kolldehoff)
Bernard Giraudeau ... Kidnapper
Peter Berling ... Grappa
Alexander Stephan Alexander Stephan ... Jean Daniel (as Gunnar Warner)
Daniel Beretta ... Al Niko
Calisto Calisti Calisto Calisti ... Maresciallo Fantuzzi
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Joe Lacours (as Steffen Zaccarias)
Michel Bardinet Michel Bardinet
Sal Borgese ... Suicidal Prisoner (as Sal Borghese)
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An Italian official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released--but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the man's colleagues don't kill his wife. Enraged, the gang sets out to free their compatriot and kill the man who took him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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In the name of love he killed a man... destroyed another... spit on his badge and tore a city apart brick by brick, street by street, punk by punk to find his wife. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

In one scene Oliver Reed was supposed to unlock Fabio Testi's handcuffs and drag him out of the car but Oliver couldn't get the small keys to fit in the cuffs. After 3 takes he got frustrated and threw the keys which happened to fall into a sewer drain. Fabio was left in handcuffs for two hours before more keys could be located. See more »

Goofs

In one scene Fabio Testi's character refers to Paola Pitagora's character as Paola instead of Carlotta. See more »

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Un ami
Written by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Daniel Beretta
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A nice change of pace
27 December 2002 | by Rob_LinebergerSee all my reviews

I may be cynical, but sometimes I look at my collection and see 50 copies of the same movie. Explosions, love interest, conservative "twist" ending, cut! Revolver may be just as derivative of 1970's flicks as the explosion fests of the 21st century are today, but for some reason it was refreshing to watch. I can't see anyone lavishing "rabid fanboy" praise on it, but Revolver was enjoyable, moving at times, and had two great performances. If you thirst for a change of pace, but want to retain the comfortable action standbys of guns and violence, Revolver may be right up your alley. The fantastic extras don't hurt either.

I've never seen a movie quite like this. The best descriptor I can muster is "spaghetti thriller". It's a seventies crime drama with a bit of Dirty Harry, a helping of Reservoir Dogs, a few drops of eau de western, a scoop of melodrama, and a dash of political commentary. Though it oscillates between boredom and epic, Revolver delivers the kind of entertainment that today's movies can only parody. If you buy into the characters, you'll be treated to a satisfying drama. If modern sensibilities prevent that, you can at least enjoy the campier aspects (bad lip synch, fur coats) and delight in the commanding score. The score alone is worth it.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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