Movies like The Heroin Busters

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The Heroin Busters
Original name: La via della droga
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Drug use in the city of Rome is at an all-time high. Children score from dealers in front of their schools, mules waltz straight through airport security, and Interpol's main man, Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings), is at his wits' end. Fed up to the back teeth with the local police force's incompetence, his only hope is to rely on one of his own men, Fabio (Fabio Testi), an officer so deep undercover that no-one but Hamilton knows who he really is. Even as Fabio gains the trust of cartel leader Gianni (John Loffredo), however, the dealers are edging ever closer to the truth, and when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted as Fabio finds himself alone in a desperate fight to survive.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, reluctant partners, crime, special agents, drug dealing, ego clash, undercover, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, police investigation, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, chase, fighting crime, tough heroes, crimes, interpol, police officer taken hostage, gun action, police officer shot in the back, drug smuggling, impersonating a police officer, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, hong kong
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Fastlane
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 7.5
The Italian Connection
Action, Crime, Thriller
Italy, West Germany
95 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, tough law enforcer and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Heroin Busters: Hunter Will Get You (1976), Blood in the Streets (1973), Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987), The Organization (1971), Contraband (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hunter Will Get You
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before killing them.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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System:   95%
    User:   86%
 
Blood in the Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Place: europe, italy
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Long Arm of the Law: Part 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
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    User:   74%
 
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The Organization
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, murder, army investigation, drug dealing, fighting crime, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   71%
 
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Contraband
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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    User:   60%
 
Century of the Dragon
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rookie policeman Shing (Louis Koo) grapples with right and wrong in this action-packed story about Hong Kong gangsters. Assigned to go undercover, Shing is so successful in playing the part of a gang member that he becomes right-hand man to gang ...
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    User:   59%
 
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French Connection II
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: "Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   64%
 
The Italian Connection
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Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
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Street Law
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, vengeance, vigilantism, urban, crimes, crime, rivalry, fighting crime, heist, bulldozer, rebellion, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   62%
 
The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is probably the best example of a 70's Italian crime movie, though not the "best" movie of the genre (does that make sense?). It has, besides Saxon, an entirely Italian cast but most of them are pretty recognizable regulars in ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
Cleopatra Jones
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
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    User:   55%
 
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire
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Long Arm of the Law
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Story: An ultra-violent and ultra-gritty tale of desperate Chinese would-be jewel thieves hoping to make a quick, effortless score in Hong Kong. Naturally, things go afoul, and the gang must hide out until the heat dies down, besmirched with the blood of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   48%
 
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The Burglars
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Athens a collection of emeralds is successfully stolen by a team of robbers, led by safe-cracker Azad. Things go smoothly until they miss the ship by which they planned their escape; a police chief pursues Azad while he waits for the next ship to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, greece, athens greece
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    User:   45%
 
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Zero Tolerance
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
Shaft's Big Score!
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chase, crime, police investigation, murder, vengeance, car chase, investigation, criminal heroes, gunfight, death, criminal's revenge ...
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The Shepherd
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, hostages, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, kidnapping, border patrol, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
Syndicate Sadists
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, kidnapping, one man army, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
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Fastlane
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After finishing its initial run on the network, Fastlane stopped ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: criminal heroes, misfit partners, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, chases and races, partners, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, police investigation, forgery ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
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Death Toll
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, adventurer, criminal's revenge, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, murder, drug dealing, fighting crime, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
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Almost Human
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't profitable enough, so he figures to hit the big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, tough law enforcer, crime, gory, crime gone awry, urban, rape, crimes, deadly, gang, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
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Against the Law
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trigger-happy outlaw goes on the run and a burned out, disillusioned cop gives chase. They end up head-to-head in a Los Angeles shoot out.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, folk hero, lone wolves, master criminal, partners against crime, serial killer, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, track down, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
Invisible Target
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, gang, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
A Force of One
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, karate, track down, vengeance, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
 5.0
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Under Cover
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop goes undercover in a South Carolina high school. With the help of a local narcotics officer, he investigates the drug ring responsible for another cop's death.
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, high school, crime, vengeance, working undercover, crimes, undercover, law enforcement, partners, police investigation, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: south carolina, baltimore, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
 5.5
 26K
Raw Deal
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crime, vengeance, fbi, mob, revenge, mafia, car chase, vigilante, criminal heroes, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 

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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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System:   39%
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Firestorm
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam, armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This ...
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