Ambitious mob collector Tony (Harry Baer) seizes the opportunity to move up in the criminal world when his boss assigns him the difficult task of recovering $3 million in stolen money from Scarface (Jack Palance), the most dangerous gangster in town. With the help of his friend Napoli (Vittorio Caprioli), Tony cons Scarface out of the money … which may turn out to be a mistake he’ll seriously regret making.
Fernando Di Leo (January 11, 1932 – December 1, 2003) was an Italian film director and script writer born in San Ferdinando di Puglia. During his career from 1964 to 1985, Di Leo directed 20 films and was involved in the writing process in 43. His films influenced many popular contemporary directors, such as Quentin Tarantino and John Woo.
Di Leo started his career mostly writing scripts for spaghetti westerns. He worked on the script for Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars, 1964) and later as assistant director and assistant to Sergio Leone in Per qualche dollaro in più (For a Few Dollars More, 1965). Later, he wrote scripts for such westerns as Navajo Joe (1966) and Johnny Yuma (1967). Di Leo is now best remembered for his poliziotteschi films, especially the Milieu Trilogy, which he both wrote and directed. The trilogy contains Milano calibro 9 (1972), La mala ordina (Manhunt, 1972) and Il boss (The Boss, 1973). —Wikipedia
Incredibly entertaining, tongue-in-cheek 70s Italian gangster film from director Fernando di Leo delivers on everything that entails. A solid plot with colorful characters and great energy, particularly the expertly-choreographed action scenes; though at times some of the broader humor lightens to the tone a bit too much. Still, great fun for Italian exploitation fans.