Italians like to rip shit off. This movie came out a year after “Dog Day Afternoon” with Al Pacino. Go figure it out!
“MILANO VIOLENTA” (aka “Bloody Payroll”)
Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Claudio Cassinelli, Elio Zamuto
Runtime: 91 mins.
DVD-R REGION ALL
“Do you know this hoods name?” “Well they call him “The Cat”!”
A bunch of criminals boosts into a bank, get the money and takes hostages. Two of the robbers get away with the dough, while the others have a hostage situation in the bank, surrounded by our police-heroes(?). They get their escape car (Fiat, of course). The robbers then starts to turn on each other. This is a case who runs deeper and deeper in the robbers deceitful collaboration. And the outcome is drenched in blood.
This is a movie clearly not shot in Milan and not to be associated with “Napoli Violenta” and “Roma Violenta” (two excellent euro-crimes by the way). You can’t trust anybody in this story. The plot is simple and the story floats in simple terms. The moustache-factor is high on both sides of the law. Men are men and women are naked. An ok addition to the genre.
Elio Zamuto who played the commissioner, was probably most rembered for his Tom Selleck dubbing in Italian for the Magnum P.I. series.