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Almost Human (1974)

Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare (original title)
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A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.

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Commissario Walter Grandi
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Gino Santercole ...
Mario Piave ...
Grandi's Assistant
Luciano Catenacci ...
Ugo Majone
Pippo Starnazza ...
Papà
Lorenzo Piani ...
Gianni - Marilù's Boyfriend
Joris Muzio ...
Giulio's Lawyer (as Muzio Joris)
Rosita Torosh ...
Franco Ferrari ...
Brambilla
Francesco D'Adda ...
Annie Carol Edel ...
Marta's friend (as Annie Edel)
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Police Inspector with glasses
Tom Felleghy ...
Judge Rossi
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Guilio Sacchi, an underworld leader in crime, is about to rise above the rank of mafia hit-man to the most savage killer in Milan. He kidnaps the daughter of a wealthy business man, planning to live a life of luxury with the ransom he collects. In the course of obtaining the money, Guilio finds it necessary to mercilessly slaughter anyone who gets in his way as the city's death toll increases by the minute. Walter Grandi is a frustrated police chief who's seen too many innocent people die by Guilio's hands. Determined to exterminate Guilio and his men, Grandi attempts to convict the vicious criminal only to realize he can never obtain the necessary proof. Finally, Grandi must transgress the rules of his profession to stop Sacchi's ruthless reign of terror. Written by Prism Entertainment

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He raped a girl, killed twelve men, stole a million dollars and loved every minute of it! See more »

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Marc Porel was originally offered the role of Giulio Sacchi. Director Umberto Lenzi had a meeting with him and found him to be "unreliable from both a human and professional point of view." Lenzi told the producer "It's him or me." The producer asked Lenzi if Tomas Milian was OK. Milian's conditions were reasonable so he got the part. See more »

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Gritty and violent Italian crime thriller.
5 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Giulio Sacchi is a violent criminal scumbag who kills several cops in the course of some petty crimes.After being kicked out of his gang for murdering a police officer,Sacchi is forced to scrape out a living by robbing cigarette machines.He decides to kidnap Mary Lou,the daughter of a wealthy businessman.Enlisting the help of two of his friends,the trio not only kidnaps the girl but also massacres a house full of rich people in an unflinchingly brutal scene.It's time for Inspector Walter Grandi to catch this vicious criminal...Violent and sadistic Italian polizioteschi flick with memorable central performances of Henry Silva and Tomas Milian.The pace is relatively slow,but there is enough sleaze and brutal violence to keep fans of Eurocult entertained.9 out of 10.


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