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Beast with a Gun (1977)

La belva col mitra (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 29 October 1977 (Italy)
Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergio Grieco

Writers:

Sergio Grieco (screenplay), Sergio Grieco (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helmut Berger ... Vitali
Marisa Mell ... Giuliana
Richard Harrison ... Santini
Marina Giordana Marina Giordana ... Carla
Luigi Bonos Luigi Bonos ... Pappalardo (as Gigi Bonos)
Vittorio Duse ... Caroli
Ezio Marano Ezio Marano
Claudio Gora ... Judge
Alberto Squillante Alberto Squillante ... Pacesi
Maria Pascucci Maria Pascucci
Nello Pazzafini Nello Pazzafini ... Caporali (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Antonio Basile Antonio Basile ... Portesi
Sergio Smacchi Sergio Smacchi ... Esposito
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Storyline

Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts and defiles frightened hapless lass Giuliana Caroli. Meanwhile, rugged police inspector Giulio Santini is determined to bag the despicable Vitali. Written by Woodyanders

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Taglines:

Out of Prison ... Out of Control ... and Totally Out of His Mind!


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 October 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Human Beast See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rewind Film, Supercine See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel to the film was discussed but never materialised which would have had Vitalli escape prison again this time to seek revenge against a gangster that killed his sister. The film would have ended with Vitalli escaping to the USA. See more »

Goofs

The driver of the getaway Mercedes gets shot in the face and incapacitated, yet the car continues normally. Furthermore, later when Berger and the rest of the occupants of the car celebrate the pursuit vehicle exploding, the driver looks totally fine. In the next scene, he's dead. See more »

Quotes

Nanni Vitali: Have a drink twat!
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Connections

Featured in Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

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Scary Crime Thriller
26 October 2015 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This is surprisingly a decent crime thriller... really better than I was anticipating it to be. The film is a graphic violent crime-thriller - scary to watch.

Richard Harrison is the tough police inspector Giulio Santini. He's out to get a prison escapee named Vitali (Helmut Berger) and his gang. Vitali and gang goes on a spree of rape, rob and murder. The gang is very much afraid of Vitali and will do whatever he says - even things they do not care to do for they fear Vitali's violence against them.

I got this movie in the 50-pack Drive-in collection. It's one of the better films in the pack. I'm glad they added it, the film is good.

7/10


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