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Free Hand for a Tough Cop (1976)
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Free Hand for a Tough Cop (1976)
Original name: Il trucido e lo sbirro
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Free Hand for a Tough Cop (Italian: Il trucido e lo sbirro, also known as Tough Cop) is an Italian poliziottesco-action film directed in 1976 by Umberto Lenzi. In this movie Tomas Milian plays for the first time Sergio Marazzi aka "Er Monnezza", a role that he later played several more times, in Lenzi's Brothers Till We Die (1978, a sort of sequel of this movie), in Destruction Force by Stelvio Massi (1977), in Uno contro l'altro, praticamente amici by Bruno Corbucci (1980), in Francesco Massaro's Il lupo e l'agnello (1980).
Plot: police, kidnapping, ransom, gangsters, violence, mafia, train, drugs, gun, violence against women, corrupt cop, baby, robbery, helicopter, knife, criminal underworld, police brutality, blood, machine gun, child murder, exploitation, movie theatre, police chase, shotgun, assassination ...
Place: rome italy

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Most similar movies to Free Hand for a Tough Cop

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, psychotronic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about shot to death, violence, shot in the chest, shot in the stomach, blood splatter, shot in the back and shot in the head mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Free Hand for a Tough Cop: Street War (1976), Crimebusters (1976), Destruction Force (1977), Emergency Squad (1974), Almost Human (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Street War (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film focuses on Murri; the token maverick cop. He is called in after a bunch of criminals pull off a successful prison break and spend the night picking off various informers and people they don't like. Murri investigates; hooking up with ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: loss of family, revenge, shot in the stomach, motorcycle, falling from height, kicked in the head, violence, kicked in the crotch, stabbed in the chest, police, child in peril, blood ...
Place: rome italy
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95%
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Crimebusters (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Major Paolo Altieri of the Paratroopers Corps foils the kidnapping of child, but becomes the victim himself of a violent assault by the bandits. He realises that the criminals have used an experimental machine gun that's used only in his own ...
Plot: police, knife, police officer killed, violence, criminal underworld, stabbed in the back, machine gun, brutality, beaten to death, assassination, shot in the eye, police officer ...
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71%
Destruction Force (1977)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shoot out after a robbery ends with the death of the Chief of Police. Police detective Ghini goes in search of a suspect, Lanza, to avenge the death of his boss. Ghini's search leads him to Belli, a Sicilian gangster and 'Trashy', ...
Plot: police, shot multiple times, police brutality, blood, stabbed in the chest, torture, shot in the back, shot point blank, kicked in the head, slashing, shot in the stomach, violence against women ...
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69%
Emergency Squad (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A ruthless Interpol agent goes after the man who killed his wife in Stelvio Massi's crime thriller. A gutsy robber named Marseilles pulls off a tricky heist, but he's no match for agent Ravelli, a maverick who can't control his ...
Plot: revenge, exploding car, shot in the leg, killed in police car, shot in the chest, police officer killed, blood, gangster, concussion, bare breasts, violent death, hole in chest ...
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62%
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Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial rapist, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, serial killer, hostage, rape, danger, confined, hostages, violence, child in peril ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Violent City (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of a vicious criminal. However, he is soon ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: falling down stairs, mass child killing, revolver, street shootout, gunfight, martial arts, fistfight, gang violence, disarming someone, brutality, drugs, child shot in the head ...
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Hunted City (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Commissario Paolo Ferro (Maurizio Merli) stars as a (typical) tough cop again. This time he returns to the city of Milan to go after a murder corporation. Acampora (Mario Merola) is believed to be the prime suspect although he later proves to be one ...
Plot: shot in the shoulder, mafia, police officer shot in the chest, police officer, pistol, fire, submachine gun, mexican standoff, gang, violence, undercover cop, kicked in the face ...
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57%
Cry of a Prostitute (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The gangster Tony Aniante in the middle of a feud between two mafia families. He manipulates both families into believing he is on their side and are just waiting for the right moment to take the initiative...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: revenge, mob boss, conspiracy, mafia, murder, adultery, mini skirt, head bashed in, bloodbath, blood splatter, shot in the leg, female nudity ...
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57%
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Syndicate Sadists (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, street shootout, death in the family, vigilantism, vengeance, graphic violence, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, heroes, one man army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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High Crime (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.
Style: cult film
Plot: police officer stabbed, knife fight, police officer shot, mafia, gun, knife, shot in the back, stabbed to death, violence, police officer shot in the chest, shot in the chest, shot to death ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Manhunt in the City (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a crook gets framed as a drug kingpin, the mob decide to "off" his wife. Revenge is the name of the game, and the manhunt is on!
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: vigilante, bank robbery, revenge, shot in the head, brutality, broken bottle, criminal underworld, car accident, shot in the stomach, loss of daughter, vandalism, morgue ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Violent Professionals (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: With or without help from law enforcement officers, a lone individual decides to crack down on the syndicate.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violent death, vigilantism, investigation, tough law enforcer, crime, undercover, gangsters, car chase, sexual content, strong violent content, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy who are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops and who love to live dangerously.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: police brutality, police, undercover cop, crushed to death, head blown off, corrupt cop, shot in the stomach, corpse, handcuffs, interrogation, exploding car, bleeding to death ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Silent Action (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A small yet strange series of deaths of people working for the Ministry of Defense and the military hits Italy. Since all of the deaths seem to be accidental or suicides, no alarm bells start to ring anywhere. That's a problem, because the ...
Plot: police corruption, police uniform stolen, bleeding to death, hand grenade, exploding car, blood splatter, shot to death, betrayal, murder, police raid, revenge, drugs ...
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49%
Palermo-Milano Solo Andata (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Turi Leofonte (Giannini) is a former mafioso who accepts to be a witness at a process involving very important people in the organization. For the Mafia, Leofonte is dangerous, that's why he has to be killed. A police group led by Nino Di ...
Plot: police officer shot, shot in the stomach, gun violence, drugs, violence, soldier, shot in the chest, mafia, shot in the back, shot in the shoulder, shot in the head, carabinieri ...
Place: italy, milan italy, palermo italy
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49%
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Convoy Busters (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In Rome, a vagrant finds the body of a teen girl, her throat professional slashed. Police inspector Olmi uses his brutal and violent methods to follow a trail that leads him toward high government officials. When his methods leave an innocent ...
Plot: shot multiple times, gun, motorcycle, killed in police car, shot to death, torture, slashing, throat slitting, shot in the chest, corruption, beating, interrogation ...
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44%
The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, fighting crime, danger, serial killer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Double Game (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drugs, murders, robberies. In Turin, violence is an everyday fact of life, but a mysterious vigilante starts cleaning up the streets. In fact, the killer is a cop, Moretti, who went undercover to do the dirty work he couldn't do in cop's ...
Plot: police officer shot in the back, killed in police car, stabbed to death, shot in the chest, shot to death, shot in the shoulder, corrupt police, police officer, police officer shot in the chest, police officer shot, police officer shot in the head, police chase ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Confessions of a Police Captain (Italian: Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica, also known as Confessions of a Police Commissioner to the District Attorney) is an Italian crime-drama film about a cop starring ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, strait jacket, urban, against the odds, heist, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Execution Squad (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Bertone is a moderately honest homicide cop. Unfortunately, the court system is so inept and corrupt that many more-or-less honest policemen have begun taking the law into their own hands. Between his efforts to thwart the growth of crime and to ...
Plot: organized crime, mob violence, violence against women, crushed by a car, drug use, vigilante, power struggle, corruption, motorcycle, gun violence, years of lead, police corruption ...
Place: italy
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38%
One Man Against the Organization (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An airport employee switches a pack of drugs for baking soda and absconds to Barcelona, meanwhile the drug-runners are on his trail.
Style: eurospy
Plot: police, airport, sexuality, revenge, mafia, bus, mountain, rescue, rifle, helicopter chase, dea, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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37%
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Nails (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a wild Los Angeles police detective becomes a hostage of the heroin ring he and his partner have exposed.
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, cult film
Plot: ex wife, tough cop, gangster, chase, violence, police chase, drugs, organized crime, machine gun, revenge, corruption, car chase ...
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37%
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Crack (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two buddies from the hood are forced to rob a mafia-backed crack house or go to prison.
Plot: telephone call, murder, shotgun, handgun, blood, african american, bandana, shot to death, helicopter, explosion, gas mask, knife ...
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36%
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Kidnap Syndicate (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his son is kidnapped, a millionaire industrialist (James Mason) seeks revenge, in spite of the potential danger that his rash actions will bring about for his child and another kidnapped boy, the son of a poor mechanic (Luc Merenda).
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: kidnapping, submachine gun, motorcycle, barn, child abduction, mass murder, hostage, vigilante, crime family, righteous rage, shot multiple times, amusement park ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Big Racket (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
Style: cult film
Plot: revenge, fight, suicide, gunfight, racketeer, beretta, crooked lawyer, gang rape, bombing, police officer shot in the chest, mexican standoff, sniper rifle ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Just Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The assassination of a gang lord triggers a power struggle amongst his men. Who will win the game the righteous or the villain?
Plot: massacre, boat, shot to death, hand to hand combat, revenge, bloodbath, death, shot point blank, shot in the leg, gore, shot in the stomach, blood on camera lens ...
Place: hong kong
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35%
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Fury in Red (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A cop/gangster actioner involving seedy corporate dealings tied with ruthless Vietnamese gangs.
Plot: shot in the back, stabbed in the eye, murder of wife, violence against women, shooting a police officer, organized crime, hospital, flashback, gun, torture, explosion, construction site ...
Place: hong kong, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Day of the Cobra (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American narcotics agent is murdered in Italy. The head of the department decides to hire Larry Stanziani, 'The Cobra'. Larry, a former agent and now a third-rate private detective, uses the opportunity to get even with an old enemy, ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: private detective, hanged body, stabbed in the neck, death, main character shot, betrayal, pistol, poetic justice, knife, car chase, disarming someone, exploding body ...
Place: san francisco, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Masked Prosecutor (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two cops, one young and tough, the other nearing retirement, are after a ruthless vigilante who kidnaps and tortures acquitted criminals.
Plot: monk, vigilante, person on fire, exploding building, incense, shot in the head, shot through the mouth, nightclub, shot point blank, shot in the stomach, sadism, police officer killed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Super Bitch (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cliff works as a narcotics investigator for the police and infiltrate a mafia gang. Soon it turns out that Cliff has bigger plans than just to bust bad guys.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: smoke grenade, organized crime, car chase, bleeding to death, assassin, betrayal, violence against women, blackmail, brutality, insanity, shot to death, female full frontal nudity ...
Place: paris france
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32%