Beast With A Gun is one of the films featured on a TV screen in Jackie Brown, so before watching it I wondered why it wasn’t included among the classics of the genre.
Film TitleBeast With A Gun/La Belva Col Mitra
A prison escapee races to put stitches in snitches before a police inspector can catch him.
Helmut Berger: Nanni Vitali
Marisa Mell: Giuliana Caroli
Richard Harrison: Comm. Giulio Santini
Marina Giordana: Carla Santini
Film TitleAlmost Human (1974) - Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare
A kidnapping gone wrong. Plus, gay rape.
Tomas Milian: Giulio Sacchi
Henry Silva: Commissario Walter Grandi
Laura Belli:Marilù Porrino
Sacchi shoots an old guy and, to make a show of his unparalleled meanness, disregards the two females present and forces the remaining man to fellate him at gunpoint.
Film TitleViolent City - Citta Violenta - Also known as The Family, to shamelessly cash in on The Godfather's success
A hit man is double crossed, then triple crossed. Women are to blame.
Charles Bronson: Jeff Heston
Jill Ireland: Vanessa Shelton
Michel Constantin: Killain
Telly Savalas: Al Weber
With Bronson, when his hair was still black and his body was not puffy, his wife Jill Ireland when she was still hot and couldn’t afford a body double (yeah!), and Aristotelis Telly Savalas as bald as he’d always been.
Film TitleCaliber 9 - Milano calibro 9
The mob tries to recover stolen money from the protagonist as the police squeeze him to rat on the mob.
DirectorFernando Di Leo
Gastone Moschin: Ugo Piazza
Barbara Bouchet: Nelly Bordon
Mario Adorf: Rocco Musco
Frank Wolfe: Police Commissioner
Luigi Pistilli: Mercuri
Ivo Garrani: Don Vincenzo
The opening of the film is a brutal mini-masterpiece showing the botched money shipment and the subsequent retribution.
Film TitleUniversal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
80s Action stars pass the torch to new guys through allusions to great films from the 70s.
Scott Adkins: John
Dolph Lundgren: Andrew Scott
Andrei Arlovski: Magnus
Jean-Claude Van Damme: Luc Deveraux
Mariah Bonner: Sarah
Van Damme looks suitably tormented and wearied by age, but, really, can a serious science fiction plot coexist in a movie promising bone crunchings galore and Lundgrenades of ridiculousness?
Film TitleVantage Point
Terrorists deploy decoys of decoys of decoys to get at The President. We see the same stuff a bunch of time from the same perspective, but a different… Vantage Point.
Eduardo Noriega: Enrique
William Hurt: President Ashton
Dennis Quaid: Thomas Barnes
Matthew Fox: Kent Taylor
Forest Whitaker: Howard Lewis
It is not that I think a President of the U.S. would be above resorting to such ploys, it is that I don’t think he would be such an idiot.
Frodo has a dark side.
Nora Arnezeder: Anna
Megan Duffy: Lucie
America Olivo: Frank's Mother
Elijah Wood: Frank
Luckily, the film arrives at last the proverbial fireworks factory and ends on the same high note that Lustig and Savini hit three decades ago…