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Banditi a Milano (The Violent Four) (1968)

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This gripping crime thriller from director Carlo Lizzani was based on a true story. A daring gang of bandits pull off a series of risky heists in Milan, murdering several innocent bystanders in the film's exciting opening getaway scene. Lizzani then moves the story backwards in time, painting a portrait of Milan as a seething hotbed of vice. Gian Maria Volonte gives an increasingly flamboyant performance as the gang's egomaniacal leader, whose Nazi-like belief in his own superiority proves to be the flaw which foils his plans. Tomas Milian, in a rare nonvillainous turn, shines as the dedicated young police inspector who brings Volonte down, and gun moll Carla Gravina has an amusing (if stereotypical) scene in which Volonte teaches her to drive. The thrilling car chase is among the best in the Italian crime genre, and even Riz Ortolani's typically annoying musical score does not detract from the film's appeal.

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Cast

Don Backy
as Notarnicola
Tomás Milian
as Commissioner Basevi
Carla Gravina
as Telephone Victim
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Critic Reviews for Banditi a Milano (The Violent Four)

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Never in your life have you seen so many cops and robbers hanging out the windows of speeding automobiles and machine-gunning each other.

July 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There are long, not very suspenseful chases in which a lot of cars collide, there are some irate Italian ladies, whose fenders have been smashed, and then the last two crooks are caught by a comically awe-inspiring number of Italian police.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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