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Città violenta (1970)

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Release Date
Sep 17, 1970 (Italy)

Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country Italy, France

Production Companies
Fono Roma, Target Associates, UPF (Universal Pictures France), Unidis

Studio Fono Roma, Unidis, Universal

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Other Titles

• Brutale Stadt (1970)
• The Family
• Violent City
• La Cite De La Violence

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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Revenge, Gangsters, Murder, Suspense, Investigation

Plot: Charles Bronson is the lone-wolf hitman, Jeff, determined not to join THE FAMILY in this violent crime drama. After getting out of jail in the Antilles, Jeff returns to New Orleans and his beautiful girlfriend Vanessa (Jill Ireland). The sharpshooting killer soon becomes embroiled in trouble, however, when Weber (Telly Savalas), the head of an organized crime family, pressures Jeff into coming back into the fold. Weber has a bombshell surprise for Jeff--Vanessa is now his mob trophy wife. When Jeff discovers his girlfriend has double-crossed him, he gets angry. VERY angry. And now the mob has become a target, because a certain hit man is out for bloody revenge. Bronson and Ireland, married in real life, stir up just the right amount of heat as a pair of lovers who define the ultimate love/hate relationship. THE FAMILY was originally titled, CITTA VIOLENTA (Violent City) referring to New Orleans, where the killing and bloodshed in the movie takes place. The film was an Italian production directed by Sergio Sollima and one of the contributing screenwriters was another Italian director, Lina Wertmuller. Savalas’s brother, George, who would also star with him on KOJAK, costars in the movie.

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 Directed by
Sergio Sollima
The Big Gundown, Run, Man, Run!, Face to Face
 Written by
Massimo De Rita
Stanno tutti bene, The Valachi Papers, Compañeros
Charles Bronson
Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven
Jill Ireland
Death Wish II, Breakheart Pass, The Mechanic
Telly Savalas
The Dirty Dozen, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Muppet Movie
Michel Constantin
The Hole, Morfalous, Les, Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ
Umberto Orsini
Caduta degli dei, La, Candy, Ludwig
George Savalas
Genghis Khan
Ray Saunders
A Barrel Full of Dollars, The Price of Power
 Music By
Ennio Morricone
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