Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man (1976) is one of the most violent & unconventional Italian style detective films of its time. The credit goes to both the director Ruggero Deodato & the scriptwriter Fernando di Leo, author of the best Italian noir films (Milano Calibro 9, La Mala Ordina & The Boss). Above all, the psychological & behavioral description of the main characters, the two policemen, members of an anti-crime squad who have complete freedom in their actions against crime, had never been seen before. Not only do they not hesitate to brutally kill the criminals they are hunting down, but Alfredo (Marc Porel) and Antonio (Ray Lovelock) do so while maintaining a cynical & light-hearted attitude even in the most threatening situations.
Live Like A Cop Die Like A Man, one of the most insane, violent and enjoyably crazy Italian action movies is finally available in America on DVD. --Paper Magazine