Syndicate Sadists: 70s Italian Crime

Film Title

Il giustiziere sfida la città (1975)

Synopsis

Tomás Milián plays a biker. A biker called RAMBO!

Director

Umberto Lenzi

Cast

Tomás Milián
Joseph Cotten
María Fiore
Mario Piave

RAMBO!!!

Manhunt / The Italian connection: 70s Italian Crime

Film Title

La mala ordina (1972)

Synopsis

Plexiglas is no match against Milanese foreheads.

Director

Fernando Di Leo

Cast

Mario Adorf
Henry Silva
Woody Strode
Adolfo Celi
Luciana Paluzzi

Pimping ain’t no easy business

Violent Rome: 70s Italian crime

Film Title

Violent Rome / Roma violenta (1975)

Synopsis

Angry cop goes “grrr” too many times, joins the private sector for free.

Director

Marino Girolami

Cast

Maurizio Merli
Richard Conte
Silvano Tranquilli
Ray Lovelock
John Steiner

Mustache Kills

Street law: 70s Italian crime

Film Title

Street law / Il cittadino si ribella (1974)

Synopsis

Armchair vigilante discovers that payback comes at a price.

Director

Enzo G. Castellari

Cast

Franco Nero
Giancarlo Prete
Barbara Bach
Renzo Palmer
Romano Puppo

Gutter justice.

Live like a cop die like a man: 70s Italian crime

Film Title

Live like a cop, die like a man / Uomini si nasce, poliziotti si muore (1976)

Synopsis

Being a fascist dick is fun. Almost as much as having one.

Director

Ruggero Deodato

Cast

Marc Porel
Ray Lovelock
Adolfo Celi
Silvia Dionisio
Franco Citti

Or the other way around.

Contraband: 70s Italian Crime

Film Title

Contraband / Luca il contrabbandiere (1980)

Synopsis

What’s your least favorite country?

Director

Lucio Fulci

Cast

Fabio Testi
Ivana Monti
Marcel Bozzuffi
Saverio Marconi

For a few Malboros more…

The Violent Professionals: 70s Italian Crime

Film Title

The violent professionals / Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973)

Synopsis

Fascist cop turns commie after using fascist methods to bust an anarchist gang that turned out to be fascist

Director

Sergio Martino

Cast

Luc Merenda
Richard Conte
Silvano Tranquilli
Carlo Alighiero
Martine Brochard

Car chases will always trump political violence