Umberto Lenzi, legendary director of CANNIBAL FEROX, kicked off the Italian police film craze with this hyper-kinetic, ultra-violent, brain-blasting action thriller. Maurizio Meril stars as an Italian DIRTY HARRY, punching and shooting his way through the sleazy drug, sex and crime infested cesspool of mid-'70s Rome, on the trail of a sadistic, machine gun-toting hunchback, played by Tomas Milian (star of THE BIG GUNDOWN).
"One of the most gonzo, over-the-top Euro crime films you'll ever see."
- American Cinematheque
"Containing little idealism and much violence for the sake of violence...director Umberto Lenzi keeps his action, cast and cameras moving along at a fast clip."
"The quintessential ‘Polizieschi’ movie. It has all the ingredients necessary – Alfa Romeo cars, stereotypical bad guys, angry ‘beat the system’ cops and lashings of over the top violence."
- Jonny Redman, LoveLockandLoad
Also Known As:
Roma A Mano Armata
Assault with a Deadly Weapon (USA) (video title)
Brigade spéciale (France)
Brutal Justice (USA)
Rome Armed to the Teeth
Die Viper (Germany)
The Tough Ones