Manhunt / La mala ordina (1972)

4.5 out of 5

Henry Silva and Woody Strode are a couple of hitmen sent from America to Milan to track down a small time pimp who has been accused of ripping off the Mafia. Mario Adorf who plays the pimp Luca Canali is thoroughly intense in this and while his story is largely a tragic one he punches and headbutts his way to respect.

This follow up to Milano calibro 9 is an incredibly stylish and fast paced crime film that at times is reminiscent of Pulp Fiction with the two Americans presaging Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield.

This is Fernando Di Leo at the top of his game and this is an unmissable movie from an exceptional crime trilogy.

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