I like to think of this film as being to Castellari what "hard Boiled" is to John Woo, ie not quite his best film but the film in which he creeted the best action scenes of his career. There are two truly outstanding shootouts and you really do feel for the characters who have all suffered greatly by the time they take part in their climatic ambush on the racket of the title
Yeah! This is Castellari at his best. Brutal action and well done shoot-outs, an outragiously nasty, international criminal conspiracy and of course an inept system to deal with said criminal conspiracy. Damn fine entertainment.