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The Italian Connection (1972)

The Italian Connection





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This Italian action film focuses on a crook, framed as a drug kingpin, whose wife is killed by the mob as a result. He must take matters into his own hands to have revenge. Manhunt was also re-titled The Italian Connection to steal thunder from its French counterpart.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ingo Hermann, Augusto Finocchi, Fernando Di Leo, Fabrizio De Angelis, Fabrizio De Angelis
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Cineproduzioni Daunia 70

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All Critics (2)

When it strikes broader notes of criminal engagement, it's more animated and determined to serve up excitement beyond near-Olympic acts of brooding.

Full Review… | February 26, 2012

The twists and turns of these plots are gripping, to be sure, but are less about surprising the audience then revealing the true character of the players ...

Full Review… | March 25, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Italian Connection

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.



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!

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