Poliziotteschi

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Poliziotteschi (plural of poliziottesco) constitute a subgenre of crime and action films that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s and reached the height of their popularity in the 1970s.wikipedia
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Caliber 9

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The film Caliber 9 (1972), for instance, features protagonists of both right-wing and leftist ideologies and offers differing views on the causes of crime and the true antagonists of law-abiding Italian society, while Execution Squad reveals the actual antagonists of the film to be right-wing reactionary, "tough-on-crime" ex-police officers and vigilantes rather than the initially suspected leftist militants.
Caliber 9 (Milano calibro 9) is a 1972 poliziottesco film written and directed by Fernando Di Leo and starring Gastone Moschin, Mario Adorf and Barbara Bouchet.

The Big Racket

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Due in part to the genre's often ostensibly negative portrayal of political activists and militants, especially leftist militants, and its seeming endorsement of vigilantism and "tough-on-crime" or "law and order" stances, some poliziotteschi films (such as 1976's The Big Racket) were criticized by then-contemporaneous critics and accused of exploiting conservative fears of rising crime and political upheaval while containing "reactionary," pro-violence, or even quasi-Fascist ideological elements in their overarching message.
The Big Racket (Il grande racket) is a 1976 Italian poliziottesco film directed by Enzo G. Castellari.

Tomas Milian

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With directors such as Fernando Di Leo and Umberto Lenzi and actors such as Maurizio Merli and Tomas Milian, poliziotteschi films became popular in the mid-1970s after the decline of Spaghetti Westerns and Eurospy genres.
Following a decline in the popularity of Spaghetti Westerns, Milian transitioned to roles in poliziottesco films.

Giallo

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Although based around crime and detective work, poliziotteschi should not be confused with the other popular Italian crime genre of the 1970s, the giallo, which (incorrectly) refers to violent murder-mystery crime films.
Although they often involve crime and detective work, gialli should not be confused with the other popular Italian crime genre of the 1970s, the poliziotteschi, which includes more action-oriented films about violent law enforcement officers (largely influenced by gritty 1970s American films such as Dirty Harry, Death Wish, The Godfather, Serpico, and The French Connection).

Stelvio Massi

Stelvio Massi (26 March 1929 – 26 March 2004), sometimes credited "Max Steel", was an Italian director known for his "poliziotteschi" films.

Maurizio Merli

With directors such as Fernando Di Leo and Umberto Lenzi and actors such as Maurizio Merli and Tomas Milian, poliziotteschi films became popular in the mid-1970s after the decline of Spaghetti Westerns and Eurospy genres.
Merli later became one of the most prominent actors of the poliziotteschi genre by starring in almost a dozen films.

Ruggero Deodato

During his career, he has filmed in many different genres like peplum, comedy, drama, poliziottesco and science fiction, but he is best known for directing violent and gory horror films with strong elements of realism.

Massimo Dallamano

Directors and stars often moved between both forms, and some films could be considered under either banner, such as Massimo Dallamano's What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974).
He went on to direct a dozen more films, including poliziotteschi, giallo films and erotic dramas.

Fernando Di Leo

With directors such as Fernando Di Leo and Umberto Lenzi and actors such as Maurizio Merli and Tomas Milian, poliziotteschi films became popular in the mid-1970s after the decline of Spaghetti Westerns and Eurospy genres.
Di Leo is now best remembered for his poliziotteschi films, especially the Milieu Trilogy, which he both wrote and directed.

Enzo G. Castellari

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He directed his first poliziotteschi film with High Crime starring Franco Nero.

Luc Merenda

He was one of the most prominent actors of the Italian poliziotteschi genre, working several times with Sergio Martino.

Alberto De Martino

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De Martino was one of the active directors in the Italian genre cinema between 1960s and mid-1980s; his films spanned different genres, including Spaghetti Western, poliziotteschi, Peplum films and horror.

Franco Nero

Since then, he has performed over 200 leading and supporting roles in a wide variety of films and television programmes in both Italy and abroad, in genres ranging from poliziotteschi, to action, to drama, to war, and musicals.

Vigilante film

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Influenced by both 1970s French crime films and gritty 1960s and 1970s American cop films and vigilante films, poliziotteschi films were made amidst an atmosphere of socio-political turmoil in Italy and increasing Italian crime rates.

Adolfo Celi

celebrated Fernando Di Leo's poliziottesco film Hired to Kill (La mala ordina, 1972) as Don Vito Tressoldi.

Leonard Mann (actor)

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He played numerous leading roles in Italian genre films between 1969 and 1989, especially in Spaghetti westerns and poliziotteschi.

Massimo Vanni

Born in Rome, Vanni started his career as a stuntman, and had his first roles of weight playing tough guys in several poliziotteschi films directed by his cousin, the director Enzo G. Castellari.

High Crime

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High Crime (La polizia incrimina la legge assolve, La policía detiene, la ley juzga) is a 1973 Italian-Spanish poliziottesco film directed by Enzo G. Castellari.

The Italian Connection

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The Italian Connection (Italian: La mala ordina, lit. "The bad orders"), also known as Manhunt in the City or Manhunt in Milan or Manhunt, is a 1972 polizieschi film directed by Fernando Di Leo.

Revolver (1973 film)

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Revolver (also titled Blood in the Streets and In the Name of Love) is a poliziottesco film directed by Sergio Sollima and released in 1973.

Flatfoot (film)

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Flatfoot (Piedone lo sbirro) is a 1973 poliziottesco-comedy film directed by Steno.

Il Boss

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The Boss) is a poliziottesco film written and directed by Fernando Di Leo in 1973.

Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia

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The Violent Professionals (Italian: Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia) is a 1973 Italian Poliziotteschi gangster film directed by Sergio Martino.

Gang War in Milan

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Gang War in Milan (Milano rovente) is a 1973 Italian poliziottesco film directed by Umberto Lenzi.

Almost Human (1974 film)

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Almost Human (Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare, "Milan hates, the police can't shoot") is a 1974 Italian poliziotteschi film directed by Umberto Lenzi.