Street Law (film)

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Street Law
Street-Law-Italian-poster.jpg
Directed by Enzo G. Castellari
Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori[1]
Screenplay by
Starring
Music by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis[1]
Cinematography Carlo Carlini[1]
Edited by Gianfranco Amicucci[1]
Production
company
Capital Film
Distributed by Cineriz
Release date
  • September 17, 1974 (1974-09-17) (Italy)
Running time
100 minutes[1]
Country Italy[1]
Box office ₤1.723 billion

Street Law (Italian: Il cittadino si ribella, lit. "The Citizen Rebels") is a 1974 poliziotteschi film. This film stars Franco Nero, Barbara Bach and was directed by Enzo G. Castellari.

Plot[edit]

Carlo Antonelli (Franco Nero), an average citizen until the day he is brutally beaten during a violent robbery. But when the police drop the case and the suspects remain free, Carlo is pushed beyond his breaking point. Now one man will launch an all-out war against the criminal scum who plague the cities, where justice has its own rules, vengeance needs no badge and the only force that matters is Street Law.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Director Enzo Casterllari stated that producer Cecchi Gori did not want him to shoot the opening sequence the way he wanted due to budget constraints.[2] Castellari made an agreement with the suntmen and Rocco Lerro, and shot all the scenes a little bit every day without pay without a shooting permit.[2]

The film was shot at Incir-De Paolis in Rome and on location in Genoa.[1]

Releases[edit]

Street Law was released on September 17, 1974 in Italy where it was distributed by Cineriz.[1] The film grossed 1,723,405,000 Italian lira.[1] The commercial success of Street Law paved the way for poliziotteschi's most critically panned subgenre, the vigilante film.[1] This was before other films of the genre such as Death Wish were released in Italy.[1]

The film was released in the United Kingdom under the title Vigilante II.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Curti 2013, p. 122.
  2. ^ a b Curti 2013, p. 123.

References[edit]

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

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