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Mad Dog Murderer

  • 1977
  • Sergio Grieco
  • 96 mins
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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Vicious psychopath Helmut Berger breaks out of jail with three colleagues and goes on a score-settling killing spree in one of the most shocking crime thrillers ever made in Italy. Berger is on top form with his pitiless depiction of a homicidal maniac - so devoid of humanity he truly chills the spine - who kidnaps and brutalises an informer's girlfriend, played by spaghetti sex siren Marisa Mell. Director Sergio Grieco highlights the mean-spirited violence and sexual sadism - ferocious beatings, quicklime torture, razor-slashings - with a lip-smacking prurience that the squeamish will find sickening. Yet the undeniable energy contained in this action-packed, blood-soaked pulp fiction is raw, lurid and startlingly effective. A masterpiece of sorts - if you can bear to watch!

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Credits

Cast

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Nanni VitaliHelmut Berger
GiuliannaMarisa Mell
Comm Giulio SantiniRichard Harrison
Santini's sisterMarina Giordana
Santini's fatherVittorio Duse
PietroGiovanni "Nello" Pazzafini
TBCClaudio Gora
TBCGigi Bonos

Crew

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DirectorSergio Grieco

Details

Languages
Italian | Spanish
Formats
Colour
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