Marco Russo (Carlos Monzón) is a drifter who has just arrived in town with nothing more then a music box that contains pictures of his murdered mother and sister. The man responsible for their deaths lives in this town and while he waits to exact his revenge Marco looks for work. Two feuding gangs the Manzetti clan and the Belmondo clan run the town and anyone who is looking for a job must go through them first. Marco offers his services to both gangs and uses them to help him eliminate the man he is looking for. Will Marco complete his cycle of revenge before one of his new employers finds out about his double dealing? —10,000 Bullets
Stelvio Massi (26 March 1929 – 26 March 2004) was an Italian director known for his crime films, although he was not as well known as crime film specialists like Enzo G Castellari or Umberto Lenzi, but he made about thirteen films in the genre, and was considered a fairly decent director. He also worked with actors such as Eva Grimaldi, Fred Williamson, Janet Agren, Olga Karlatos and Thomas Milan. In 1987 he directed the TV series Due assi per un turbo. —Wikipedia
Transplants *A Fistful of Dollars* to 1970s-era Italy: Stranger comes to town with “nothing but a music box and the pictures of two dead women” and hires himself out to one of two crime families who have carved up the city for themselves. Then proceeds to deal himself out to the rival crime family, all in order to get the two gangs to destroy each other. (For that matter, the plot also tracks pretty closely to
Suzuki’s *Youth of the Beast*.) Then he gets beat, has his hands destroyed (he’s a former boxer, and an ace with a knife), and retreats to an underpass to lick his wounds and eventually, after his friends are brutally attacked, teach himself to throw a knife again so he can complete his revenge. Luc Merenda’s conscienceless performance as the head brother of the Manzetti clan, complete with a fetishistic attention paid to his weapons of choice, is the highlight.