|Directed by||Umberto Lenzi|
|Produced by||Fabrizio De Angelis|
|Screenplay by||Vincenzo Mannino|
|Story by||Vincenzo Mannino|
|Music by||Franco Micalizzi|
|Edited by||Vincenzo Tomassi|
Pan-European Production Pictures
Napoli violenta (English title: Violent Naples), also known as Death Dealers or Violent Protection, is a 1976 poliziottesco film directed by Umberto Lenzi. It starred Maurizio Merli, John Saxon and Barry Sullivan.
Inspector Betti (Maurizio Merli) is transferred to Naples and immediately after his arrival receives a warm welcome from The Commandante (Barry Sullivan), the city's crime lord. Betti then goes on a personal mission against corruption and organized crime, and tries to force the syndicate out of town with any means necessary.
- Maurizio Merli: Commissioner Betti
- John Saxon: Francesco Capuano
- Barry Sullivan: 'O Generale
- Elio Zamuto: Franco Casagrande
- Silvano Tranquilli: Paolo Gervasi
- Maria Grazia Spina: Gervasi's wife
- Guido Alberti: Quaestor
Napoli violenta was released in Italy on August 7, 1976.
The Monthly Film Bulletin described the film as a "nasty, brutish and over-long escapade" that was plagirizing Dirty Harry. The review found thef ilm tobe "lacklustre in style, without a trace of tension to its slam-bang action."
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