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Il commissario di ferro (1978)

Comissioneer Mariani leads investigates a group of kidnappers.

Director:

Stelvio Massi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurizio Merli ... Commissario Mauro Mariani
Janet Agren ... Vera
Ettore Manni ... Ingravallo
Chris Avram Chris Avram ... Crivelli
Massimo Mirani Massimo Mirani ... Sergio Conforti
Giampiero Becherelli Giampiero Becherelli ... Monti
Mariangela Giordano ... Signora Parolini
Walter Di Santo Walter Di Santo ... Claudio Mariani
Franco Garofalo ... Bruno
Dora Calindri Dora Calindri ... Sergio's Mother
Enzo Fiermonte ... Engineer
Elisa Mainardi ... Concierge
Margherita Horowitz Margherita Horowitz ... Conforti's neighbor
Franco Odoardi Franco Odoardi
Mario Granato Mario Granato
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Comissioneer Mariani leads investigates a group of kidnappers.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 December 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Kommissar Mariani - Zum Tode verurteilt See more »

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Belma Cinematografica See more »
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Standard, yet highly entertaining Merli crime film
2 August 2009 | by PycalSee all my reviews

Pretty solid Merli/Massi collaboration. The plot is a simple one that centers on various kidnapping episodes. With each scenario, the stakes increase for Merli's character and he must race against the clock to resolve each standoff.

The film is very quick in pace and almost feels as if the events it depicts occur in real time. Despite some scenes of melodramatic family strife, the film remains highly entertaining and delivers the goods. Essentially, the film has all the elements one would expect from a Merli crimer: tense squib filled shootouts, orgies of bitch slapping, and (if I remember correctly) some brief car chases. Despite its somewhat unsatisfying ending, I highly recommend this film to any fans of Merli or Italian action cinema in general.


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