Il cinico, l'infame, il violento is a 1977 Italian crime film directed by Umberto Lenzi. The film stars Maurizio Merli, Fabio Testi, and Ida Di Benedetto. The film tells the story of a police officer who is investigating a series of murders. The film was released in Italy on 15 September 1977. The film begins with a series of murders in Rome. The victims are all young women, and they are all killed in the same way. The police are baffled, and they have no leads. One day, a police officer named Giorgio Peretti (Maurizio Merli) is investigating a crime scene when he sees a man fleeing the scene. Peretti chases the man, and he eventually catches him. The man's name is Antonio Moretti (Fabio Testi), and he is a serial killer. Moretti is arrested, and he is put on trial. During the trial, Moretti confesses to the murders, and he tells the court about his motives. Moretti says that he kills women because he hates them. He believes that women are evil, and he wants to punish them for their sins. The jury finds Moretti guilty, and he is sentenced to death. Moretti is executed, but the murders continue. The police are unable to catch the new killer, and the city is plunged into chaos. The film ends with a scene of Peretti walking through the streets of Rome. He is disgusted by the violence that is happening around him, and he is determined to stop it.

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The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist  (1977)

Action/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 40m

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A feast of violence and action!

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Il cinico, l'infame, il violento is a 1977 Italian crime film directed by Umberto Lenzi. The film stars Maurizio Merli, Fabio Testi, and Ida Di Benedetto. The film tells the story of a police officer who is investigating a series of murders. The film was released in Italy on 15 September 1977. The film begins with a series of murders in Rome. The victims are all young women, and they are all killed in the same way. The police are baffled, and they have no leads. One day, a police officer named Giorgio Peretti (Maurizio Merli) is investigating a crime scene when he sees a man fleeing the scene. Peretti chases the man, and he eventually catches him. The man's name is Antonio Moretti (Fabio Testi), and he is a serial killer. Moretti is arrested, and he is put on trial. During the trial, Moretti confesses to the murders, and he tells the court about his motives. Moretti says that he kills women because he hates them. He believes that women are evil, and he wants to punish them for their sins. The jury finds Moretti guilty, and he is sentenced to death. Moretti is executed, but the murders continue. The police are unable to catch the new killer, and the city is plunged into chaos. The film ends with a scene of Peretti walking through the streets of Rome. He is disgusted by the violence that is happening around him, and he is determined to stop it.

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Status

Released

Language

Italian

Country

Italy
Cast
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Maurizio Merli

Inspector Leonardo Tanzi
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John Saxon

Frank Di Maggio
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Renzo Palmer

Commissioner Astalli
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Gabriella Lepori

Nadia
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Robert Hundar

Dario
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Bruno Corazzari

Ettore
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Marco Guglielmi

Marchetti
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Gabriella Giorgelli

Maria Balzano
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Guido Alberti

Tanzi's Uncle
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Aldo Massasso

Magistrate
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Brigitte Petronio

Blonde Hooker at Fazi's
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Gianni Musy

Nicola Proietti
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Gianfilippo Carcano

The Professor
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Tomas Milian

Luigi 'The Chinaman' Maietto
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Dante Cleri

Di Maggio's Aide
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Riccardo Garrone

Natali
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Claudio Nicastro

Fazi
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Massimo Bonetti

Cappuccino
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Piero Tiberi

(as Pietro Tiberi)
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Franco Odoardi

Sergeant Esposito
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Salvatore Billa

Salvatore
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Rosario Borelli

Di Maggio's Scarred Henchman
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Tommaso Palladino

Di Maggio's Henchman
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Benito Pacifico

Hitman
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Franco Marino

Gigi
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Fulvio Mingozzi

Inspector Pisani
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Ermelinda De Felice

Hotel Landlady
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Fortunato Arena

Large Jail Hood
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Antonio Basile

L'uomo che Di Maggio colpisce con palline da golf
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Omero Capanna

Thief (uncredited)
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Costantino Carrozza

Operaio (uncredited)
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Nestore Cavaricci

Police Officer (uncredited)
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Enrico Chiappafreddo

Taxi driver (uncredited)
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Domenico Cianfriglia

Guard (uncredited)
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Ulla Johannsen

Wife of Di Maggio (uncredited)
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Rocco Lerro

Driver (uncredited)
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Annibale Papetti

Typography worker (uncredited)
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Riccardo Petrazzi

Di Maggio Hood (uncredited)
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Renzo Pevarello

Fazi Hood (uncredited)
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Claudio Ruffini

Fazi Sentry (uncredited)
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Sergio Smacchi

Fazi Gunman (uncredited)
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Sergio Testori

Blonde Prison Assassin (uncredited)
Crew
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Umberto Lenzi

Director
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Ernesto Gastaldi

Writer
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Umberto Lenzi

Writer
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Dardano Sacchetti

Writer
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Sauro Scavolini

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist

(Blu-ray, Box)

1/30/2023

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist

(Blu-ray)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist

(DVD)

10/12/2010

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