Tony Arzenta

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Tony Arzenta
Tony Arzenta poster.jpg
Italian film poster for Tony Arzenta
Directed by Duccio Tessari
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by Franco Verucci
Music by Gianni Ferrio[1]
Cinematography Silvano Ippoliti[1]
Edited by Mario Morra[1]
  • Mondial Te.Fe
  • Adel Productions[1]
Distributed by Titanus (Italy)
Release date
  • August 23, 1973 (1973-08-23) (France)
  • September 7, 1973 (1973-09-07) (Italy)
Running time
113 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • France[1]
Box office
  • ₤1.945 billion (Italy)
  • 866,746 admissions (France)[2]

Tony Arzenta (internationally released as Big Guns and No Way Out) is a 1973 Italian noir film directed by Duccio Tessari. The film had a good commercial success.[3]


The hitman Tony Arzenta, after deciding to get out of the business, witnesses the killing of his wife and daughter. Afterwards, he takes revenge[4] on a journey that takes him both to Hamburg and Copenhagen.[5]



Tony Arzenta was released in France on August 23, 1973.[6] The film was released in Italy on September 7, 1973 where it was distributed by Titanus.[1] It grossed a total of 1,945,982,000 Italian lire on its release.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Curti 2013, p. 72.
  2. ^ Box office information for film at Box Office Story
  3. ^ Roberto Chiesi. Alain Delon. Gremese Editore, 2002. 
  4. ^ American Film Institute, Center for Understanding Media, University of Southern California. Division of Cinema. Filmfacts , Volumi 16-20. 
  5. ^ "No Way Out (1973)". Chris's Cult Cataloque (in Danish). Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Tony Arzenta" (in French). Retrieved November 29, 2015. 


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

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