Director: Enzo Castellari Run Time: 105 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1974
A feast of frenzied Italian action hits THE DEUCE and the Apollo Theatre on 42nd Street, with Enzo Castellari’s energetic vigilante flick from 1974: STREET LAW – aka Il Cittadino Si Ribella – The Citizen Rebels!
Mild-mannered (but very hunky) engineer Franco Nero – taken hostage and humiliated by sadistic bank-robbers – gets no help from the “authorities” – or his beautiful girlfriend Barbra Bach – and sets about dealing out some justice of his own… with increasingly bungled and battering results! He’s ill-equipped and out of his depth – but full of moral fiber! And such a HUNK!!
In an Italy where “la dolce vita” has gone sour on the vine – crooked cops, muggings, gangsterism, petty thugs and bureaucratic incompetence – Castellari creates a woe-somely real world of Rage and Sorrow – where the honor and self-respect of the “average citizen” is at stake… and it’s high-time for STREET LAW! All set to the funky, prog-y musical stylings of Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, aka Oliver Onions!!