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Violent Naples (1976)

Napoli violenta (original title)
An uncompromising cop gets transferred to Naples on account of this city's atrocious crime levels. His no-hold-barred police methods are considered to be the perfect anti-dote.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Vincenzo Mannino (screenplay), Vincenzo Mannino (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ... Commissario Betti
John Saxon ... Francesco Capuano
Barry Sullivan ... 'O' Generale
Elio Zamuto Elio Zamuto ... Franco Casagrande
Maria Grazia Spina Maria Grazia Spina ... Gervasi's Wife
Silvano Tranquilli ... Paolo Gervasi
Attilio Duse Attilio Duse ... Antinori
Massimo Deda Massimo Deda ... Gennarino
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Superintendent
Pino Ferrara Pino Ferrara ... Don Peppino - Garage Owner
Carlos de Carvalho Carlos de Carvalho ... Albini
Enrico Maisto Enrico Maisto ... Poli, Commandante's Bodyguard
Tommaso Palladino Tommaso Palladino ... Head Racketeer
Carlo Gaddi Carlo Gaddi ... Brigadiere Silvestri
Gabriella Lepori ... Mugging Victim
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An uncompromising cop gets transferred to Naples on account of this city's atrocious crime levels. His no-hold-barred police methods are considered to be the perfect anti-dote.

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Trivia

Second part of police commissioner Betti's trilogy, also including Violent City (1975) and A Special Cop in Action (1976). See more »

Quotes

Brigadiere Silvestri: You'll die in prison, you turd!
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Alternate Versions

The video version released by Paragon Entertainment is shorn by a minute as many scenes are abbreviated to exclude most of the film's rampant profane language. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Weapons of Death (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Men Before Your Time
Written by Umberto Lenzi, Valli, Franco Micalizzi
Performed by Bulldog
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In search for some action?
5 August 2014 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Well, look no further! "Violent Naples" is the second entry in the masterful Commissario Betti trilogy, released in between "Violent City" and "A Special Cop in Action", and it's the only one not directed by Marino Girolami. Die-hard Poliziotteschi fanatics needn't worry, though. Quite the contrary in fact, because the man who took over the director's seat is none other than Umberto Lenzi: Italian cult director genius and particularly experienced in the field of Poliziotteschis. I tend to repeat myself when reviewing titles in this particular sub-genre of cinema, but "Violent Naples" is once more a brilliant cop thriller with harsh violence, exhilarating action sequences, fascinating characters, gritty atmospheres, mean dialogs and a splendid soundtrack. Straight from the opening credits, with a camera attached on the hood of a car that is rushing through the traffic-infested city to the tunes of awesome Franco Micalizzi music, you have the guarantee that Lenzi & Co will deliver 95 minutes of non-stop excitement. Commissioner Betti (no first name) gets transferred to Naples because this crime-laden metropolis is in desperate need for his unorthodox but highly efficient methods. Betti takes every case very personally and obsessively hunts down all type of criminals. He's equally intolerant for jewelry thieves, home-invading rapists, armed bank robbers and mafia kingpins that run a relentless protection racket. In the highest regions of the Naples crime hierarchy, there's a bit of a feud going on between Francesco Capuano and the nicknamed "Commandante", and Betti terrifically uses this to bring them both down. The highlights of the film are numerous and nearly impossible to list! There's the race across town on a motorcycle, which has to bring a dangerous but slick bank robber from the scene of the crime towards his waterproof alibi at the police station in less than ten minutes, or the vicious battle inside an upwards train carriage (that poor woman). Unforgettable as well are the bowling ball massacre and the impalement of Luciano Rossi's ugly mug on a fence. There isn't a whole lot structure in "Violent Naples" and it doesn't look as if Betti ever sleeps, but action addicts will get everything the wish for … and more!


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Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 August 1976 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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