Milano Calibro 9
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- Contents: Film Review | Available DVDs | Poster Art | Soundtrack | BluRay releases
- Featured in: Fernando DiLeo Crime Collection
- Included in: 20 Italian Crime Cinema Classics
- The Milieu Trilogy: Milano Calibro 9 | The Italian Connection | Wipeout!
- Released in 1972
- 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)