Enzo G. Castellari may be the greatest director of the 70s and 80s. He made amazing films like Inglorious Bastards and The Big Racket. Seriously, he must be from Krypton or something. In other words, I’m a big fan. And Franco Nero is one of the coolest actors who ever lived. Castellari and Nero made many films together – like Street Law, Shark Hunter and Keoma – but High Crime is their masterpiece. It’s easily one of the greatest Italian Poliziottesco films around. It’s also one of the first of its kind, and it spawned several dozen imitations known as “Eurocrime” films. Nero plays an unstoppable cop who goes around beating up drug dealers and blowing shit up. That’s badass. That’s what real films are all about. The film is reminiscent to The French Connection (it’s also known as The Marseilles Connection), but it’s more violent; People are shot in the balls in slow motion and killed by meathooks.
Release year: 1973
Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Starring: Franco Nero, Fernando Rey