La Banda Vallanzasca (1978)

Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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This grimy crime-thriller begins as convict Roberto (Enzo Pulcrano) murders a guard and escapes from jail with his cellmate. Roberto joins a group of gangsters and, after his cellmate is killed in a police shootout, becomes a professional hitman. The bulk of the action involves the gang's abduction of pretty Antonella (Stefania D'Amario) and the resultant psychological games between her and the gangsters. When a particularly depraved criminal named Pino (Franco Garofalo) attacks Antonella, Roberto shoots him and takes his captive to an abandoned farm house, only to die along with Antonella in a shootout with the vengeful mob. Director Mario Bianchi's typical low-budget entry is filled with sadistic psychosexual innuendo, repulsive characters, and a bad disco soundtrack by Giampaolo Chiti.



convict, criminal, escape, gangster, guard, hitman, kidnapping, murder, revenge