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      The Italian Connection

      R 1973 1h 32m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 66% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A Milanese pimp (Henry Silva) kills hit men (Mario Adorf, Woody Strode) on his trail after a crime boss frames him for stealing heroin. Read More Read Less

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      Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand (Henry) Silva and (Woody) Strode inspired Jules and Vincent (played by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson) in Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction.' Sep 9, 2023 Full Review Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com When it strikes broader notes of criminal engagement, it's more animated and determined to serve up excitement beyond near-Olympic acts of brooding. Rated: B- Feb 26, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Matthew D This is Di Leo's masterpiece. Can you think of one other movie in which Mario Adolf headbutts through the windshield of a moving truck? I rest my case Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/04/21 Full Review Audience Member Mario Adorf is the balls as the small time pimp with a heart of gold ha-ha. A great game of cat and mouse has a quality foot chase and the ending in the junkyard is priceless. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Surprisingly raw and good, even though a bit cheesy in its portrayal of gangsters and the dialogues. Solid story, frantic rythm...really enjoyable flick. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Another entertaining Di Leo crime flick Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The second film from Fernando Di Leo's crime saga, The Italian Connection has a strong seventies vibe. Possibly due to the time period or the European directing, there is a lot of unnecessary nudity. The story becomes clear in the end and ends with an exciting bang. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Mario Adorf is amazing in this as a pimp who is scapegoated to the mafia and finds himself on the run from hitmen. The violence is wild and over the top, with Adorf head butting everything from fellow criminals to inanimate objects, like the windshield of a car that is trying to run him down, a scene that has to be seen to be believed. Really fun, well worth tracking down. Recommended. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A Milanese pimp (Henry Silva) kills hit men (Mario Adorf, Woody Strode) on his trail after a crime boss frames him for stealing heroin.
      Director
      Fernando Di Leo, Umberto Lenzi, Dardano Sacchetti
      Production Co
      Aquila Film
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 30, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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