Milano Calibro 9 (1972, ITA) C-101m. ** D: Fernando Di Leo. Starring Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli, Ivo Garrani, Philippe Leroy, Lionel Stander, Fernando Di Leo. Above-average Italian police thriller, quite an early example of its time. Moschi is released from prison and immediately under attack from mobsters. Where are the $300,000 that he stole before being arrested? Meanwhile, the police are fighting their own war against crime. Ambitious crime melodrama lacks a compelling, fast-paced plotline, but good score by Luis Bacalov still provides depth. English titles: CALIBER 9, and THE CONTRACT.

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