Street Law Review


May 10, 2009

Okay, the second for the day! A classic bit of Eurocrime action. Certainly one of my favorites so far from my forays into the genre, although I think this one generally has some mixed reactions from those who watch it. Regardless, this is classic Castellari with plenty of car chases and great action setpieces. Definitely check it out if you’re a fan of the genre or looking to get into it!

The Plot: Carlo Antonelli (Franco Nero) is a successful engineer who has it all. While stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time one day however, his life is turned upside down. Whilst depositing a major amount of money, a group of thugs hold up the bank and take Carlo hostage. They beat and humiliate him before dropping him off in a boatyard where the cops find him. Finding no help from the police, only interrogation and insinuations that perhaps he was in on the heist, Carlo decides the only justice available to him is to take matters into his own hands. However, just walking around in the seedier sides of town only gets him awkward glances and threats against his life, so he must find another way into this criminal side of humanity. He ultimately finds Tommy – a young thief who Carlo is able to photograph in the act, and uses these photos for blackmail. Now Carlo has Tommy as his run-between, but will he be able to go through with it and bring these villains down once and for all?