Review: Mad Dog Killer (1977)

There’s so much face-slapping in this movie that just the sound of it will slap me to sleep tonight…

dvd“MAD DOG KILLER” aka Ferocious – Beast with a Gun
1977
Euro-crime
Italy

Director: Sergio Grieco
Stars: Helmut Berger, Marisa Mell, Richard Harrison
Distributor: Blue Underground
Runtime: 95 mins
DVD REGION 0

“We need a car, and we need dough. First we have a rat to take care of!”

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Four violent thugs, headed by the crazy Nanni Vitali (Berger), escapes from prison and start a violent spree of robbery, rape and revenge. An obsessed cop is doing what he can to catch the psycopathic Vitali. Can he make it before it’s too late?

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What a performance by Helmut Berger. He’s so fucking crazy in this film, he has to be psycothic in real life as well (as I heard he probably is…). The story is pretty simple, the action is notting but ok, but we get what we want in pure exploitation. It’s full of vicious sex and relentless violence. But as said, you have to check this one out for Berger alone.

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Fun facts: In Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” (1997), Melanie watches this movie on her TV.

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