First and foremost, I love it when a movie fulfills the promise of its own title! Far too often this isn't the case, though. With a title like "Young, Violent, Dangerous" director Romolo Guerrieri and writer Fernando Di Leo generate quite high expectations, but they also definitely deliver them to the max! The anti-heroes in the film are young, they behave incredibly violent and they become gradually more and more dangerous! It's also quite remarkable how a relatively small subgenre of exploitation cinema, like euro-crime, brought forward so many different and versatile streams. Within euro-crime, you have the regular Poliziotteschi movies (tough coppers chasing robbers), mafia sagas, gang war movies and vigilante thrillers. There also exists another and much lesser known stream focusing on rich, spoiled and derailed teenagers that go on a murder rampage for no other apparent reason than kicks. "Terror in Rome/Violence for Kicks", starring Antonio Sabato, is an example of this and "Young, Violent, Dangerous" pretty much falls in the same category as well. The film starts with the beautiful Lea nervously sitting at the desk of grumpy police commissioner Tomas Milian. She comes to report that her boyfriend Lucio, together with his friends Blondie (Mario) and Joe, is about to rob a gas station with fake toy guns. The police prepare an ambush, but the the guns turn out to be very real and Blondie and Joe kill four policemen. Instead of showing remorse, they continue to terrorize the streets of Milan. Lucio is reluctant but he cowardly follows Blondie, who's the leader of the trio, and the completely nihilistic madman Joe. They rob banks, only to threw out the money back in the streets, and invade a crowded supermarket where they even massacre a "befriended" gang in cold blood. When Blondie discovers that Lucio's girlfriend Lea betrayed them to the police, they kidnap her and try to drive out of Milan. The DVD-cover proudly announces that contemporary big star Tomas Milian plays the lead role, but actually his role as the embittered commissioner is rather dullish and familiar. He smokes a lot, gives lectures to the fugitive teenagers' parents about how it's their fault and commands his squads to pull up road blocks, road blocks and more road blocks! The crooks stay well ahead of the police, but the intrigues come to the surface. Lea grows increasingly disgusted by her weak boyfriend Lucio, and Blondie takes advantage of this. Di Leo, the genius behind "Milano Calibro 9" and "La Mala Ordina" which are arguably the two greatest Poliziotteschi movies ever made, once more delivers a fast-paced and action-packed screenplay full of unexpected twists, uncompromising violence and deeply unpleasant characters. In other words, genuine and hard-boiled exploitation cinema like they could only make it in Italy during the seventies! Stefano Patrizi is excellent as the cool and stoic anti-hero. Benjamin Lev's character Joe (or Giovanni) is often quite irritating, especially because of his exaggeratedly moronic laughter, but I do like the idea of an utterly relentless lunatic. "Young, Violent, Dangerous" definitely contains a lot more character development than the average euro- crime thriller, but it's not at the expense of the action and excitement. There's a bit of gratuitous (yay!) nudity, principally provided by beautiful lead actress Eleonora Giorgi, and also – of course – a typically cynical and downbeat climax. Most certainly recommended if you like Italian cinema of the '70s; - and who honestly doesn't?
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Liberi armati pericolosi is a movie starring Eleonora Giorgi, Tomas Milian, and Stefano Patrizi. In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes, engaging in robbery,...
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In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes, engaging in robbery, gunplay, and murder. As the entire police force mobilizes to track down the malefactors, they make a fast pit stop to pick up a girlfriend and then speed towards Switzerland. More blood will be shed (and more skin bared) before their saga ends!
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Check, Double-check & Triple-check!Reviewed byCoventryVote: 8/10
This somewhat late entry in the 1970s Italian crime drama genre did give me some anticipation, given that the screenplay was written by the famed Fernando di Leo. While this effort of his is not up to some of his other contributions to the genre, it should give enough satisfaction for fans of di Leo and/or the genre. When the movie is primarily focused on the three no-good youths and their heinous actions, things are pretty lively and fun. But there are some slow spots here and there, and it quickly becomes clear that there won't be a lot of plot on display. Also, the movie doesn't really get into the heads of the three louts, such as giving us explanation as to why they are so amoral. In fact, the movie seems to be starting at chapter two, not giving us a chance to learn about the youths before they start their crime spree. The movie is still reasonably enjoyable, though it's not the crime classic that it could have been.
It took a while to grow on me, but by the time I had finished with Young, Violent, Dangerous, I realized how much I enjoyed the film. I found myself caring about the characters and what would become of them. Young, Violent, Dangerous is the story of three young punks out getting some kicks by knocking over a gas station. Their crimes soon escalate (bank robbery, murder, kidnapping, etc.) to the point where they get the attention of the entire Milan police force. The film is filled with some unexpected violence as the young thugs show just how tough they are and how little they care about human life. Throw in a few decent car chases and you've got a nice little Poliziotteschi. The ending is another unexpected moment with a nice twist.
While Tomas Milian gets top billing, he really does very little other than smoke cigarettes, talk on a police radio, lecture people, and stay about three steps behind the young criminals. Eleonora Giorgi and Stefano Patrizi are the real stars as the kidnap victim and head of the gang respectively in a couple of very nice performances. The low point of the film is the character played by Benjamin Lev, Joe. He's supposed to be the clown of the group (Why do all gangs have one of these guys?) but he comes off as an utterly ridiculous, hyena-laughing moron who I grew to detest more and more as Young, Violent, Dangerous wore on.