Double Feature: High Crime & The FamilyDouble Feature: High Crime & The FamilyDouble Feature: HIGH CRIME (LA POLIZIA INCRIMINA LA LEGGE ASSOLVE), 1973, Ambassador, 100 min. Dir. Enzo G. Castellari. Cop Franco Nero, frustrated with superior James Whitmore’s slow accumulation of evidence, goes after a drug ring, confronting mob boss Fernando Rey and rich importer Silvano Tranquilli. As Nero steps on more toes, people die, and now his girlfriend and daughter are in harm’s way. Unrelenting and unforgiving, one of the best collaborations between Nero and Enzo G. Castellari (director of the original INGLORIOUS BASTARDS).
THE FAMILY (CITT VIOLENTA aka VIOLENT CITY), 1970, 100 min. Dir. Sergio Sollima. Killer Charles Bronson is chased by double crossers while on a vacation with main squeeze Jill Ireland and, after mucho mayhem, left for dead. But Bronson re-emerges from prison to hunt through the New Orleans underworld for his traitorous comrades. He gets more than he bargained for, running into duplicitous Ireland and her new hubby, mob boss Telly Savalas, who wants to hire Bronson - and wont take no for an answer. One stylish action scene after anotherwhipped into a frenzy by Ennio Morricone’s shredded electro soundtrack... - Grady Hendrix, New York Sun.