Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Free Hand For A Tough Cop/Il Trucido E Lo Sbirro

Il Trucido E Lo Sbirro, 1976. Directed by Umberto Lenzi. With Tomas Millian, Claudio Cassinelli, Henry Silva, Renato Mori and Luciano Rossi.

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Claudio Cassinelli

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Tomas Milian

Another one of those lightweight Lenzi poliziesco’s, and a pretty enjoyable one at that. Inspector Sarti (Claudio Cassinelli) teams up with criminal Monnezza/Garbage can (Tomas Millian) and three other scumbags to find a young sick girl who was kidnapped by Brescianelli (Henry Silva) and his gang. Then we get a whole lot of shout outs, car chases, bitchslappings and the usual foul language, before everything comes together in the finale...

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A familiar set...

Not too much story here, more a collection of setpieces, but Lenzi keep things going fast en funny. There are quite a few hold-ups and robberies, but it never gets too serious, with Millian basically being a comic relieve character, with a terrible wig. There are also a lot of familiar faces in this film, including Luciano Rossi and Giovanni Cianfriglia.
Enjoyable fluff...

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Renato Mori

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Giuseppe Castellano

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Claudio Undari

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Biagio Pelligra

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Antonio Casale

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Giovanni Cianfriglia

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Luciano Rossi

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Mario Erpichini

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Umberto Raho

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Fulvio Mingozzi

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Henry Silva