High Crime aka La Polizia Incrimina la Legge Assolve 1973
Virtually non stop action from Enzo G Castellari, director of Inglorious Bastards, with Franco Nero’s vice commissioner battling newly arrived ruthless gangsters in Genoa. Fernando Rey, most well known in the US and UK for the French Connection, is also featured as an old school gangster which is appropriate as the drugs are arriving via Marseilles, a link in the real French connection of the 70’s. James Whitmore, whom I last saw as social worker in Don Seigel’s Crime in the Streets, is the obligatory US or UK actor seen in almost all Poliziotteschi films
A groovy score by the De Angelis brothers would later be heard in Tarantino’s Death proof.