Milano Calibro 9

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1972
  • Color
  • Running Time: 97 Min.
  • Distributed by Cineproduzioni Daunia 70
  • Directed by Fernando DiLeo
  • Cast: Gastone Moschin, Frank Wolff, Mario Adorf, Luigi Pistilli, Lionel Stander
  • Music: Luis Bacalov featuring Osanna

Also Known As

  • The Contract
  • Milano Kaliber 9 (Germany)


Caliber 9 (Italian: Milano calibro 9) is a poliziottesco film written and directed by the Italian crime film specialist Fernando Di Leo in 1972. The film is based on a novel of the same name written by Giorgio Scerbanenco. The soundtrack for the film, Preludio Tema Variazioni e Canzona, is a collaboration album between Luis Enríquez Bacalov and the Italian progressive rock group Osanna. Milano calibro 9 is the first part in Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy. The film was followed by La mala ordina (Manhunt) in 1972 and by Il boss (The Boss) in 1973. Small-time gangster Ugo Piazza (Gastone Moschin) is released from prison. He tries to convince the police, the mafia, his psychotic ex-friend Rocco (Mario Adorf) and his girlfriend Nelly Bordon (Barbara Bouchet) that he wants to go straight, but everyone believes he has $300,000 of stolen money hidden somewhere. (Wikipedia)

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