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Violent City (1975)

Roma violenta (original title)
A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of... See full summary »

Director:

Marino Girolami (as Franco Martinelli)

Writers:

Vincenzo Mannino (screenplay), Vincenzo Mannino (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ... Commissario Betti
Richard Conte ... Lawyer Sartori
Silvano Tranquilli ... Capo della Squadra mobile
Ray Lovelock ... Biondi
John Steiner ... Franco Spadoni 'Chiodo'
Daniela Giordano ... Lover of Betti
Attilio Duse Attilio Duse ... Mar. Antinori
Giuliano Esperati Giuliano Esperati ... De Rossi
Marcello Monti Marcello Monti ... The Chink
Consalvo Dell'Arti Consalvo Dell'Arti ... Violante
Luciano Rossi ... Delivery Man
Pippo Pollaci Pippo Pollaci ... Pollaci
Marco Stefanelli Marco Stefanelli ... Bus Robber
Brunello Chiodetti Brunello Chiodetti ... Santini
Ruggero Diella Ruggero Diella ... Boy Killed on Bus
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A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of a vicious criminal. However, he is soon approached by a representative for a group of citizens who themselves are fed up with what they see as criminals going unpunished, and they make him an offer he may very well not refuse. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Trivia

First part of police commissioner Betti's trilogy, also including Violent Naples (1976) and A Special Cop in Action (1976). See more »

Goofs

Reflected on the windshield on one occasion, during the car chase. See more »

Connections

Followed by A Special Cop in Action (1976) See more »

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agreed, this movie is AWESOME!
17 May 2001 | by dogcowSee all my reviews

great film, with merli as an inspector seemingly constantly on the verge of a nervous breakdown of some kind, although that may just be his acting style. The film is very bleak and has a hopeless and depressing tone to it. The use of famous italian landmarks in rome as a backdrop gives it a real interesting visual look which is good considering Girolami doesn't really know how to move the camera in an interesting fasion. Overall I enjoyed this movie on the first viewing, and more on the second! I also own the soundtrack CD which is quite good if you like that sort of thing


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 August 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Violent Rome See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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