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Top Customer Reviews
Henri Ducard - Batman Begins (2005)
I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!
Howard Beale - Network (1976)
Can't you people take the law into your own hands? I mean we can't be policing the entire city.
Chief Wiggum - "The Simpsons"
Street Law (1974) aka Il Cittadino si rubella aka Vigilante II...directed by Enzo G. Castellari (High Crime, Keoma, Bronx Warriors 2), the film stars popular Italian actor Franco Nero (High Crime, Keoma, Force 10 from Navarone, Die Hard 2: Die Harder). Also appearing is Giancarlo Prete (Mister X), Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me, Caveman), Nazzareno Zamperla (Ballad of Death Valley), Massimo Vanni (The New Barbarians), and Romano Puppo (The Heroin Busters).
The film begins with a four and a half minute display of various criminal activities including breaking and entering, vandalism, arson, theft, armed robbery, kidnapping, and murder...seems the criminals are running rampant and the authorities can do little to stop them. After getting all that out of the way we see a well-dressed man entering a bank and proceed to engage in some sort of transaction. Shortly after a gang of vicious masked gunman make the scene, manhandling patrons and bank employees alike. The well-dressed man, named Carlo Antonelli (Nero) tries to grab his dough on the counter, but gets brutalized by the robbers, who then grab him up (presumably as a hostage) during their getaway to which they beat the crud out of him in the car.Read more ›
One of the most physical actors around in recent memory, Franco Nero is great as Carlo Antonelli, a fed-up man who decides to take justice into his own hands, regardless of who else his decisions might affect. Nero is equally good at handling action or emotional scenes, which comes off well here. Giancarlo Prete is very good as Tommy, a small-time crook Carlo blackmails into helping him. The two partners develop a real friendship as the movie progresses all leading up to the surprising ending. Barbara Bach has a small but effective part as Barbara, Carlo's girlfriend who worries he's gone too far. Renzo Palmer is very slimy as the police commissioner who may or may not be corrupt, but refuses to take Carlo's warnings seriously.Read more ›
Blue Underground's DVD only offers the film in a dubbed English version, but it's a good transfer with a few decent extras - commentary by Enzo G. Castellari and Franco Nero, who both turn up in the retrospective featurette Laying Down the Law (which prominently features Nero's ego!), a US TV spot and dubbed Italian theatrical trailer
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The worst vigilante in history. Girl scouts could have handled it better. I don't normally even watch these foreign movies but it was good for a few laughs anyway.Published 15 days ago by Bob
Street Law is an good film,and the fact that Enzo G. Castellari has been described as an Reactionary certainly makes me like the movie more. Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by Jose Lopez
This motion picture was release in the USA in February 1976 starring the beautiful Barbara Bach as Barbara, Franco Nero as Carlo Antonelli, and Giancarlo Prete as Tommy. Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by Gary L. Dibert
Il Cittadino si ribella,or Street Law, by Enzo G. Castellari
filmed in 1974, will appeal above all to the director's fanbase,
as well as those who have a... Read more
I'm really tired of the shoddy DVD manufacturing used by many studios and distributors.
This is a great film. I have it on tape. Read more
I am a huge fan of vigilante movies, and STREET LAW is a prime example of the genre.
The film opens promisingly with a series of violent crimes - some hooligans break... Read more