Revolver (1973 film)

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Directed by Sergio Sollima
Produced by Ugo Santalucia[1]
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Arduino Miuri
  • Massimo De Rita[1]
Music by Ennio Morricone[1]
Cinematography Aldo Scavarda[1]
Edited by Sergio Montanari[1]
  • Mega Film
  • Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie
  • Dieter Gessler Film Produktion[1]
Distributed by Panta
Release date
  • September 27, 1973 (1973-09-27) (Italy)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • West Germany
  • France[1]
Budget ₤80 million
Box office ₤477.374 million

Revolver (aka Blood in the Streets) is a poliziottesco film directed by Sergio Sollima and released in 1973. It stars Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi and the film's theme "Un Amico" which was scored by Ennio Morricone was also featured in Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds (2009)


An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the man's colleagues don't kill his wife. Enraged, the gang sets out to free their compatriot and kill the man who took him.



Revolver was released in Italy on September 27, 1973 where it was distributed theatrically by Panta.[1] The film grossed 477,374,000 Italian lire in Italy.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Curti 2013, p. 75.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765. 

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