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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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Giulio Sacchi
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Commissario Walter Grandi
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Marilù Porrino
Gino Santercole ...
Vittorio
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 ...
Marta
Franco Ferrari ...
Brambilla
Francesco D'Adda ...
Romano
Annie Carol Edel ...
Marta's friend (as Annie Edel)
Giuseppe Castellano ...
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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American actor Richard Conte was originally cast in the part of Commissario Walter Grandi. Conte however died shortly before filming began and production could not be halted. The first available actor for the part was Henry Silva. Silva at the time was mostly known for playing villains and killers so director Umberto Lenzi had to work hard to try to make him fit the character of a cop. See more »

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15 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fine performances from all concerned, faultless non stop action direction and a pulsating score from Morricone all means that this super tight sleaze bag of ultra violence cannot fail - and it doesn't. It's not a pretty sight, except perhaps for the one shot of the lakes, with Milan looking about as disgusting as Mr Milian's constant and continuous nastiness. If I take issue at all here it is because it is established early on that the lead nasty is going to stop at nothing to achieve his goal and this leaves out the possibility of suspense or tension. We just know that he will relentlessly pursue his aims no matter who dies. That aside, it has to be said that unpleasant though much of this is it is certainly a most ruthless piece of film-making.


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