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High Crime (1973)

La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (original title)
An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Maurizio Amati (story), Tito Carpi (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Vice-Commissioner Belli
James Whitmore ... Commissioner Aldo Scavino
Delia Boccardo ... Mirella
Fernando Rey ... Cafiero
Duilio Del Prete ... Umberto Griva
Silvano Tranquilli ... Franco Griva
Ely Galleani ... Chicca
Daniel Martín ... Rico
Paul Costello Paul Costello ... Cammarano
Luigi Diberti ... Belli's Assistant
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ... Rivalta
Zoe Incrocci ... Scavino's Wife
Bruno Corazzari ... Scavino's Assassin
Massimo Vanni ... Killer
Joaquín Solís Joaquín Solís ... Tony, Cafiero's Servant
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Storyline

An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | Spain | France

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

High Crime See more »

Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Contains "End of Part One" and "Part Two" title cards. See more »

Quotes

Rico: The Commissioner! What a surprise! Our house is yours!
Vice-Commissioner Belli: [walks through Cafiero's house, interrupting, upsetting Rico] You've got shit in your face.
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Alternate Versions

Both versions released in America on video are missing the ending credits and the final shot of Belli stading by the ocean. Instead, it merely cuts to black. See more »

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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

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Not much time for romance and just the briefest nudity
19 February 2006 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Fast paced, violent and innovative crime thriller with director Castellari and star, Franco Nero on top form. This becomes a little complicated in the middle when there is some jockeying for position between baddies but it finishes well and that start! The great cinematography is evident from the beginning of the credits when from behind the titles we see the gradually enlarging exit to a shipping tunnel. As soon as we dock the chase is on as the suspected drug dealer is chased around the streets by good cop Nero. And what a chase, now I'm no great fan of such things that can in my opinion be overused as padding, but here is a real thrill, and so it goes on for much of the film. Not much time for romance and just the briefest nudity before we are back on the hectic and all consuming search for Mr Big. Lots of references to corruption, communism and general unrest all add to the atmosphere. Have only had the chance to see this dubbed so a subtitled print would be good to see some time.


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