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Fear in the City (1981)

Il cappotto di legno (original title)
| Crime, Drama | 1987 (USA)
A violent U.S. based story of Mafia members and Black gangsters fighting for turf. Rule of the roost.


Gianni Manera


Enrico Manera (screenplay), Gianni Manera (idea) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Constantin ... Don Vincenzo Talascio
Gianni Manera Gianni Manera ... Tony Talascio
Enrico Manera Enrico Manera ... Carmine Talascio (as Joseph Logan)
Maria Pia Liotta Maria Pia Liotta ... Angela Torlo / Madre di Angela (as Maria Pia Le Mans)
Fred Williamson ... John Dikson
Raffaele Di Mario Raffaele Di Mario ... Alfio Nat Torlo (as Mario Ralph)
Haydée Politoff ... Teresa Talascio (as Haydèe Politoff)
Arturo Dominici ... Ministro Interni
Lucie Arnaud Lucie Arnaud ... Mamma Lucia (as Lucie Arnold)
Tommaso Palladino Tommaso Palladino ... Cugino Talascio (as Thomas Paladino)
Enrico Maisto Enrico Maisto ... Cugino Talascio
Giovanni De Angelis Giovanni De Angelis ... Il consiglior (as Gianni De Angelis)
Marcello Bonini Olas Marcello Bonini Olas ... Un Parroco (as Marcello Bonini)
Salvatore Billa ... Il ladro siciliano
Alma Manera Alma Manera ... Nipotina di Don Vincenzo


A violent U.S. based story of Mafia members and Black gangsters fighting for turf. Rule of the roost.

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1987 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


First run New York City theatre marquees advertising the Richard Pryor film WHICH WAY IS UP? and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER reveal that this was shot, at least partially, in 1977. Also, co-star Fred Williamson's voice has been dubbed by another actor in the English version. See more »


References Which Way Is Up? (1977) See more »

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...some action and poor plot, Cosa Nostra and so on
21 July 2000 | by mkoskelaSee all my reviews

I watched this because Fred Williamson. But his part was smaller than the videocover says, hell there was even a Big picture( the whole frontcover!) of williamson holding a shotgun and guy is in film like one minute with no guns, he's in a suit smoking cigar and saying few lines. So this is Italian crimefilm, some action and poor plot, Cosa Nostra and so on. There's no reason to see this film, but if you like(well somebody does, I know) lousy B-crimefilms made in italy late 70's you might wanna take a look at this. 1,5/5

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