Killer Cop

Killer Cop (Italian: La polizia ha le mani legate) is a 1975 Italian poliziottesco-crime film directed in 1975 by Luciano Ercoli. The film's plot reprises the Piazza Fontana bombing which happened in Milan in 1969. The gun in the umbrella used in the movie is similar to a Bulgarian umbrella used at London in 1978 to kill Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov. [2][3]

Killer Cop
DVD Cover
Directed byLuciano Ercoli
Produced by
  • Alberto Pugliese
  • Luciano Ercoli[1]
Screenplay byGianfranco Gallgarich[1]
Story byMario Bregni[1]
Music byStelvio Cipriani[1]
CinematographyMarcello Gatti[1]
Edited byAngelo Curi[1]
Prouzioni Atlas consorziate[1]
Distributed byProuzioni Atlas consorziate
Release date
  • 27 March 1975 (1975-03-27) (Italy)
Running time
95 minutes[1]
Box office₤854.8 million



Killer Cop was shot in Milan.[1] Killer Cop's plot is influenced from the Piazza Fontana bombings.[4] The funerals seen in the film on a television screen are actual footage of the funerals of the victims of the bombings.[4]


Killer Cop was released in Italy on March 27, 1975 where it was distributed by Prouzioni Atlas consorziate (P.A.C.).[1] It grossed 854,798,250 Italian lire.[1]

Killer Cop has been released on DVD in Italy by Cecchi Gori with a running time of 92 minutes and 58 seconds.[1]


  1. Curti 2013, p. 138.
  2. Christian Uva. Schermi di piombo: il terrorismo nel cinema italiano. Rubbettino, 2007.
  3. Sindacato nazionale critici cinematografici italiani. Cine critica , Volume 12. SNCCI, 2007.
  4. Curti 2013, p. 139.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968–1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765.
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