The Violent Professionals
With or without help from law enforcement officers, a lone individual decides to crack down on the syndicate.
MILANO TREMA is a violent and highly rewarding Poliziottesco...definitely a must-see for any fan of the genre. Highly recommended!
Luc Meranda shines a s a cop who would kick the hell out half of humanity and shoots the rest.
Great car chases and car crashes accompanied by a smashing funky grovving soundtrack.
"Give Giorgio a free hand, and he'd kick the hell out of half of humanity...and put a bullet in the rest." This Giorgio is a cop, one who plays by his own rules. And maybe Dirty Harry's. There is a nice, convoluted plot. Not completely wtf, but just jarring enough to keep the Dirty Harry retread interesting. One of the criminal escapees from the beginning of the film looks like a cross between Tom Baker and Tom Jones. From the writer of Almost Human, which is great.
A really, really good Martino poliziotteschi. Took some tracking down but I managed to find an old Vipco (FTW) DVD. Giorgio (Luc Merenda) goes under cover after shooting dead two prisoners who brutally escaped from a train to subsequently return to see his police chief killed and is hell bent on revenge.
The opening train sequence is never really bettered but it has some of the best car chases and Martino REALLY knows how to crash a car. Merenda portrays a fast talking, smart and deadly “unknown” to Contes underworld racket.
Sergio Martino’s middling Italian crime thriller is plagued by some boring patches and cliched plot devices. Luc Merenda does a fine job as the lead, a cop who goes undercover and infiltrates the gang as a driver-for-hire and finds the top boss is not who he expected. Not particularly violent (despite the title), but there are some exciting car chases.