Fabio Testi (THE BIG RACKET, CONTRABAND) stars as a cold-blooded cop gone deep undercover to take down an international drug syndicate. But when a hair-trigger Interpol agent (David Hemmings of BLOW-UP, DEEP RED and GLADIATOR fame) joins the investigation, the case takes a deadly detour into sexual depravity and sudden violence. Can two tough detectives trapped in a criminal underworld now stay alive long enough to ignite a citywide massacre?
Sherry Buchanan (ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST) co-stars in this action-packed thriller – with an unforgettable motorcycle and airplane chase climax – co-written and directed by Enzo Castellari (HIGH CRIME, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS), featuring a pounding score by legendary prog-rockers Goblin (SUSPIRIA, DAWN OF THE DEAD). —Blue Underground
Enzo G. Castellari (born July 29, 1938) is an Italian film director. He became famous during the 1960s by directing several spaghetti westerns with such titles as Go Kill and Come Back (Vado… l’ammazzo e torno, 1967) , One Dollar Too Many (1968), Seven Winchesters for a Massacre (Sette winchester per un massacro, 1967) and Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alone (Ammazzali tutti e torna solo, 1968). His films exhibited a flair for violent action and gunfights, often using slow-motion to spectacular effect. His film Keoma (1976) is considered the last great film of the genre.
Castellari was born in Rome as Enzo Girolami. He is the son of director Marino Girolami, aka Franco Martinelli. Castellari was a pioneer in the early Italian crime film genre, with High Crime (La polizia incrimina la legge assolve, 1973) and Big Racket (Il grande racket, 1976). In the 1980s, his career suffered… read more
An opening that reminds me an awful lot of the frenetic, character-jumping, music-fueled opening from Miike’s *Dead or Alive*.
The opening montage jumps from country to country as drug dealers elude the police, junkies shoot up, and people get the shit kicked out of them for no apparent reason. The rest of the movie has Fabio Testi in tight-ass denim, a shoot-out on an escalator, and a chase between two small aircraft. Yeah, it's one of the best action flicks of the 70's.