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The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)

Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (original title)
A hardened cop is left for dead by the henchmen of a escapee gangster he had previously arrested, and upon recovery relentlessly pursues them.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Sauro Scavolini (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ... Inspector Leonardo Tanzi
John Saxon ... Frank Di Maggio
Renzo Palmer ... Commissioner Astalli
Gabriella Lepori ... Nadia
Robert Hundar ... Dario
Bruno Corazzari ... Ettore
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi ... Marchetti
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Maria Balzano
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Tanzi's Uncle
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Magistrate
Brigitte Petronio ... Blonde Hooker at Fazi's
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Nicola Proietti
Gianfilippo Carcano Gianfilippo Carcano ... The Professor
Tomas Milian ... Luigi 'The Chinaman' Maietto
Dante Cleri Dante Cleri ... Di Maggio's Aide
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Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The local newspapers cover up for him and pretend the assassination had worked. When Tanzi's able to his superior wants him to hide in Switzerland. But Tanzi defies him and intends to make sure that Maietto is put back in prison. Written by wxjuh

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Trivia

According to Tanzi's passport, he was born March 21st, 1940 in Tripoli, Italian Tripoliania to Giorgio Tanzi and Elena Zecua. See more »

Connections

Follows The Tough Ones (1976) See more »

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Umberto Lenzi a prolific director!!!
26 February 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

I've always remember of Umberto Lenzi in "La Montagma di Luci" that never hear about and hope one day see it again on DVD, fantastic picture from one the most prolific italian director of all times, he made several movies in every genre you can imagine, in this poiziotteschi he made an another crime movie exploited a famous underground of the gangs which have to launder the dirty money from their so many felonies, the leading trio Milian, Merli are a true italian, already John Saxon is an Oriundi, specifically speaking over Merli l've have to confess never saw a thing from him, but undoubtedly a fine actor (Franco Nero's Cover??) the plot is unusual and intense pace, Lenzi does it again!!!

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First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 7.5


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 February 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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