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Pier Paolo Capponi

Considering that he was in some of the most important genre films of the 1970s, amazingly little is known about the actor Pier Paolo Capponi. He appeared or starred in numerous giallos and poliziotteschi, usually playing committed cops or rather dour and humourless characters…



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Excellent Cadavers, directed by Ricky Tognazzi

Not the Francesco Rosi film of the same name, but a TV movie directed by Ricky Tognazzi detailing Judge Giovanni Falcone’s battle against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980s and early 1990s.



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Revenge of the Godfather

It’s hard to think of a decent Italo-Turkish co-production (I have a soft spot for Guido Zurli’s Polizia selvaggia, but that doesn’t make it a good film) and Farouk Agrama’s Revenge of the Godfather is about what you’d expect of the type.


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Naked Violence

Naked Violence (aka I ragazzi del massacro) was Fernando Di Leo’s first crime film, released at the end of 1969. It’s less well known than his later, more heralded releases…