Shoot First, Die Later (Il Poliziotto E Marcio)

Shoot First Die LaterBBB.5

(out of 5)


 is a Milanese detective who happily takes payouts from the mob.  He feels no moral compunction about his position as a dirty cop, deciding that there’s no harm in making a good living while gangsters do whatever they’re going to do anyway, especially if it means having something to put aside for later.  When covering up a minor infraction for one of his benefactors exposes his corruption to his less successful father, Merenda has his eyes opened to the actual responsibility he faces for his actions.  When the bad guys turn out to be part of a much bigger and dirtier situation than the one he thought he was facilitating, he decides he’s had enough and, true to what we expect from this hard-staring, lock-jawed star, he decides to unleash his assured vigilante justice.  Exciting car chases and a cynical conclusion make for a high-octane drama from Fernando Di Leo, based on a true story and, along with his following year’s even better Kidnap Syndicatemaking for a great glimpse into the violence and kidnapping-riddled headlines of 1970s Italian life.


Cinemaster S.r.l., Mara Films, Mount Street Film

Italy/France, 1974

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by Fernando Di Leo

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , ,, , ,, , ,,, , ,, ,


Shoot First Die Later3 Shoot First Die Later2

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s