Manhunt in Milan

Movies, Thriller
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Typically derivative Italian paranoid thriller about Mafia inter-gang feuding. A mishmash of formulary devices, decorated with the usual high ratio of lethal encounters, is perambulated around the statutory handful of 'thriller' locations: topless bar, hippie commune, boss' suite, prostitute-haunted roadside. The sole point of interest lies in the rise, some half way through, of one Luca Canalli, self-styled small-time pimp and Mafia stooge, to hero status. As played by Mario Adorf, Canalli is a character of literal bone-headedness - useful for smashing telephones, people and car windscreens - and patently soft-centred despite his profession. Adorf's two-dimensional performance gives the character a certain conviction; not enough to turn the film into a viable proposition, though.

By: VG

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Cast and crew

Director: Fernando Di Leo
Screenwriter: Fernando Di Leo, Augusto Finocchi, Ingo Hermes
Cast: Mario Adorf
Henry Silva
Woody Strode
Adolfo Celi
Luciana Paluzzi
Sylva Koscina
Cyril Cusack