Tag Archive: poliziotteschi

Oct 04

Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man

livelikeacopGenre: Action
Year: 1976
Country: Italy

original title: Uomini Si Nasce Poliziotti Si Muore
aka: The Terminators, Vanishing

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Starring: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citti, Silvia Dionisio


Fred and Tony are a duo of violent cops that will let nothing stand in their way of taking down the dirty criminals of Rome. They usually leave a big mess behind them and even though their police department appreciate their hard work, they also have to be constantly reprimanded due to the damages they leave behind them.

They are brought into a special unit with the focus of taking down the Roberto Pasquini, the crime boss of everything illegal that goes on in the city. The best friends will be put to the test and they have to use all their skills (legal or illegal) to succeed on this mission.

Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man sees genre hero Ruggero Deodato dabble into the poliziotteschi genre. He teams up here with the more experienced crime movie filmmaker Fernando Di Leo, who came up with the story and wrote the script to this film. They also get some great help by Ubaldo Continiello who provides the film with some awesome music.

Oct 31

Almost Human

Genre: Crime
Year: 1974
Country: Italy

original title: Milano Odia: La Polizia Non Puo Sparare
aka: The Death Dealer, The Executioner

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Starring: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole, Mario Piave


There is a reason for every living creature… with one exception.


Giuliu Sacchi is a small-time violent criminal who gets kicked out of his gang after killing a cop while his partners in crime is robbing a bank. This unnecessary killing makes the gang abandoned their robbery and Giuliu is beaten and kicked out of his gang. Out of a gang and money, he comes up with a master plan, together with his two new partners Vittorio and Carmine, to kidnap the daughter of a rich businessman for ransom and kill off anyone that might bring the crime back to him.

The trail of bodies they leave behind sets inspector Walter Grandi into a frenzy and he tries to do whatever he can to hunt them before more innocent people get hurt, regardless of what type of means he has to use.