Boss, Il (1973, ITA) C-105m. ** D: Fernando Di Leo. Starring Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli, Corrado Gaipa, Marino Masé, Howard Ross, Pier Paolo Capponi, Fernando Di Leo. Gritty Italian crime film, from one of the genre's busiest directors, about two rivaling crime syndicates and hitman Silva, who becomes a key figure in the kidnapping of the daughter of a mafia boss. Uneven plot hampers proceedings, but violent scenes provide a tough feel and progressive rock score by Luis Enríquez Bacalov is amazing. English titles: MURDER INFERNO, THE BOSS, and WIPEOUT!

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