THE ITALIAN CONNECTION
LA MALA ORDINA
1972, RaroVideo, 92 min, Italy, Dir: Fernando Di Leo

NYC mob boss Cyril Cusack dispatches two emotionally dead hitmen (Henry Silva and Woody Strode) to Milan to execute a small time pimp (Mario Adorf, THE TIN DRUM) for allegedly absconding with a valuable drug shipment. The only problem is Adorf is a scapegoat for the real guilty party. So flee he does in the relentless remainder of the saga, including one of the most heartpounding, grueling foot pursuits ever committed to celluloid, all culminating in a brutal confrontation in an auto graveyard. “THE ITALIAN CONNECTION is a work of genius… The two killers in [the film] inspired me to conceive of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield for PULP FICTION.” - Quentin Tarantino. In Italian with English subtitles.


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