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La Mala ordina (Manhunt)(Black Kingpin)(The Italian Connection)(Hitmen) Reviews

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February 20, 2012
Mario Adorf is amazing in this as a pimp who is scapegoated to the mafia and finds himself on the run from hitmen. The violence is wild and over the top, with Adorf head butting everything from fellow criminals to inanimate objects, like the windshield of a car that is trying to run him down, a scene that has to be seen to be believed.

Really fun, well worth tracking down.

March 8, 2008
An extremely bad-ass crime film that knows it's Italian, it's cheap, and it's cheesy. But then goes and makes itself fun, cool, well-paced, not sluggish, and have one great chase scene! Mario Adorf is fantastic as the lead, lovable yet a scoundrel who many believe has reached the end of the road. Henry Silva & Woody Strode brood cool as two hitmen from America, Henry being the flamboyant player who goes into Hugh Hefner mode as soon as he gets to his hotel room and Woody Strode playing the total cock-block buzzkill with perfect precision and the best scowl ever. Worth seeing for Italia movie fans, especially those who dig crime films. Exploitation fare that rocks!
June 17, 2012
The second film from Fernando Di Leo's crime saga, The Italian Connection has a strong seventies vibe. Possibly due to the time period or the European directing, there is a lot of unnecessary nudity. The story becomes clear in the end and ends with an exciting bang.
February 19, 2012
Small-time pimp Luca Canali, Mario Adorf, has been set up to take the fall for a crime he didn't commit. The New York boss has sent two hitmen to take care of the problem in Milan. The manhunt begins as the carefree and goofy Luca Canali transformers himself into a warrior that is not only trying to survive but is trying to take out the entire Milan mafia in the process. Another excellent movie by Fernando di Leo!
August 20, 2011
Manhunt aka The Italian Connection gets my award for being the best of Fernando Di Leo's lauded trilogy of 70's mob films. Mario Adorf [still active today] earns his reputation as a legend of Italian cinema with his portrayal of the good hearted pimp, Luca Canali - who merely wants to take care of his estranged wife and daughter, and is able to collect money from his girls without ever having to show his "pimp hand!" A shipment of heroin goes missing, Luca is framed by the local Don, and 2 mean mugging American hitmen arrive to take care of business. Henry Silva and Woody Strode are the perfect iconic thugs. They love their work, and proceed to set Italy on it's ear with over the top gangster machismo, raising hell in gangland, and in some jaw dropping early 70's discos. The Clockwork Orange meets Rodney's English Disco aesthetics are worth the price of admission alone. However, the action is top notch, on par with any of the greats, French Connection, Dirty Harry, you name it. One extended chase scene, first by car, then by foot was astounding. What I love about the Polizioteschi genre, is that it pulls no punches, and no one is safe from a sudden and brutal demise. However, Di Leo transcends exploitation, when his protagonist Luca takes a moment to play with a cat in a junk yard, banter playfully with his stable of prostitutes, or plead convincingly to have someone explain how he got into this predicament. Film obsession is like fishing, and tonight I caught a prize.
December 23, 2005
[size=1]Who gives a fiddle about registration stamps?" -- David, the Manhunt[/size]
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[size=1]Year: 1975[/size]
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[size=1]Director: Umberto Lenzi[/size]
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[size=1]Writer: Umberto Lenzi and Dardano Sacchetti[/size]
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[size=1]Starring: Henry Silva[/size]
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[size=1]Grade: [color=silver]D[/color][/size][/b]
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[size=1]The Manhunt started with such promise... It opened with grand shots of the city and of 'bad-guys' loading and cocking guns, loading up cars with their goodies, and even an (if relatively small) explosion from some dynamite someone planted. It also has very cheesy music, which is also grand... Soon, though, we get drawn into a "plot" that makes a Lifetime Orignial (for those of you that are outside of the US and may not know about the network Lifetime, let me just tell you it's pretty much the original women's network, and loves to play movies with graphic rape scenes and violence, only to cut any scene that could possibly be deemed unacceptable by even Jerry Falwell, making the movie, then, a disjointed 30 minute affair of confusion) movie blush.[/size]
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[size=1]A young girl is walking a supposedly blind man across the street, and he continues to ask her for favors, to keep up his blind illusion, until she is drawn into a deathly robbery, and shot dead by the man she was just trying to give friendly help to.[/size]
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[size=1]Cut to a man buying his little girl a present, which then cuts to he and his ex wife confirming their daughter in the morgue.[/size]
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[size=1]The man then starts a vigilante mission to bring his daughter's killers, as well as the whole criminal underground, crashing down and brought to justice, as the easily bribed and worthless police force won't do anything about it.[/size]
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[size=1]What this film is, at it's core, is a satirical piece on the state of police in 1970's Italy, the state being that a police force is effectively nonexistant. When he and his wife are attacked by biker thugs (in some of the worst fight scenes ever captured on film, even bowing toward the last movie I reviewed, Intruder's horrid fight scenes), and her arm is hurt, the doctor's comment is that not a day goes by without acts like this happening. Then, just to illustrate how worthless the police are even more, a policeman comes in and asks the main character if the completely demolished car outside is his. When he is told it is, he asks for his license and registration, completely uncaring about the events that just took place. Although I have an Englished-dubbed version (with some form of Scandinavian subtitles, as I can recognize some words from my time living in Sweden) this scene gives us one of the single greatest lines in the history of film: "Ahhh, who gives a fiddle about registration stamps?!"[/size]
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[size=1]What this movie is, in value, though, is a good entertainment piece and is most definitely is worth the time invested in it. It is not, however, by any means, a great film, and you should not watch this film with any notions of it being great.[/size]
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