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The Octopus 2 (1985)
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The Octopus 2 (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 384 min.
Story: Part 1 - PAOLA - Police Inspector Cattani fights a losing battle to save his loved daughter's sanity, after what she suffered (see "La Piovra", original mini-series). He loses her, and his only trusted magistrate in the fight against The Octopus. Part 2 - FRIENDS IN COMMON - Cattani is approached by the Number 2 of his best friend in Rome to conspire against him, and ends up fighting for his life in prison, against thugs who are friends of his worst enemy. Cattani must swallow his pride, and recurs to the lustful Contessa who has other friends in common. Part 3 - RETURN TO ROME -Cattani's love life is as confused as his behaviour; he sleeps with the enemy, and is recruited to ITALA, the cultural association for the study of the ancestral popular traditions of Italy, The Octopus by another name. Part 4 - VENGEANCE - It leaves an acrid taste in Cattani's mouth, has he loses yet an important ally, and severes his ties with the beautiful Contessa, when he wakes up fire in enemy ground. ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, police and police detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Octopus 2: Poliziotti (1995), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), Spotless (2015), Traffik (1989), Three Girls (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: cosa nostra, police investigation, mafia, crime, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, family relations, family life, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Poliziotti (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 931 min.
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Spotless (2015)
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Country: UK, France
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The Octopus 3 (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 370 min.
Story: Part 1 - GOOD AND EVIL - After the mafia killed his family, and a number of people who trusted him, Cattani sees a couple of criminals condemned to light sentences only. A DEA team brings him back from the mountain retreat with good monks, to the ...
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Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, england, pakistan, london ...
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious
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