He’s wearing a red beanie and a black leather jacket. He’s riding a cool motorbike. He’s smooth with the women, nice to the kids and he beats the shit out of the crooks. He’s Rambo, and this is “Syndicate sadists”!
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Tomas Milian, Joseph Cotton, Maria Fiore
Distributor: Shriek Show
Runtime: 92 mins
DVD REGION 1
“Life is just one hole. You start from a hole, you feed yourself through a hole, you shit from a hole and you finnish up in a hole.”
Rambo is back visiting his brother in Milan. When his brother gets killed by a crime family because he finds out that they have kidnapped a little kid, Rambo goes after them. He puts the two big crime families up against eachothers, and a bloody fight begins. First against eachothers, then they go for Rambo. Will he take down the families and save the kidnapped kid? You better watch it to find out!!
A cool-looking euro-crime. Milian is playing his role with confidence as always. Lenzi is doing his normal fast-paced action direction the way I like it, and as usual we get some bitch-slapping for good measure(?!). Even though we have seen this story a thousand times before (“Yojimbo”, “A fistful of dollars” etc.), it works in this setting as well. Great entertainment with snappy dialogue and good action.
A great interview with the director on this dvd. Tomas Milian liked to play a character with the name “Rambo” after he read the book “First blood”. And he liked the character to be a nice guy, after playing a real badboy in “Almost Human” and “Rome armed to the teeth” (by the same director). The movie had the working title: “Rambo vs. the City”.