Palance is a Mob Boss on the Rampage
Original Italian Title:
I PADRONI DELLA CITTA [The Boss of the City]
also known as MR SCARFACE (USA Edited Version)
director: Fernando Di Leo
starring: Jack Palance · Al Cliver · Harry Baer · Gisela Hahn · Enzo
Pulgrano · Edmund Purdom
dreams of being rich, but he's stuck in the dead-end job of being a
torpedo for a mob boss. After meeting Napoli - another mob enforcer
who's just been fired - the two hatch a plan. Together, they will cheat
gangster boss Manzari out of a fortune, and then they can retire in
luxury. However, Manzari isn't about to rollover so easily.
is a legendary yet rare gangster film directed by Fernando Di Leo. He
was generally considered the best of the European Crime directors, elevating
the genre to an art form (also see SHOOT
FIRST DIE LATER, NAKED
CALIBER NINE). But besides mastering that genre, he is known
for the quintessential horror sleaze BEAST
KILLS IN COLD BLOOD with Klaus Kinski, a disturbing Lolita story
and his home-invasion thriller MADNESS
(Vacanze per un Massacro). Mr Di Leo retired in 1985; he died
from a stroke in December 2003 at age 71.
lead female actress here is German-born Gisela Hahn who enjoyed a career
in genre films (ALIEN
MEN CARRIED CLUBS AND WOMAN PLAYED DING DONG, and SEX
CANNIBAL, et al) before returning to Germany for a lucrative
career in television.
An American film
in English language; fullscreen format (4:3),
103 minutes, encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include theatrical trailer..
for Mature Audiences