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Subtle this is not. Fernando Di Leo's gangster drama has more in common with amped-up Spaghetti Westerns than with the crime films of Huston and Melville that inspired it. A pretty good story, an ususal bulldog-like lead actor, the beautiful Barbara Bouchet, effective cinematography, and an excellent score add up to a fun time-waster. The film is only hampered by amatuerish acting by the supporting cast. It could be argued that the title, Caliber 9, refers to the quality of the "Ow! You shot me," physical acting which is at the caliber of 9 year-olds on a playground.