Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (Italian: Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore) is a 1976 Italian poliziotteschi crime film, directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring Marc Porel and Ray Lovelock. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino said the film is "one of the greatest titles of all time, and it lives up to its name!"
|Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man|
Italian film poster for Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
|Directed by||Ruggero Deodato|
|Screenplay by||Fernando Di Leo|
|Music by||Ubaldo Continiello|
|Edited by||Gianfranco Simoncelli|
|Box office||₤741 million|
- Marc Porel as Fred
- Ray Lovelock as Tony
- Adolfo Celi as The Boss
- Franco Citti as Rudy Ruginski
- Silvia Dionisio as Norma
- Marino Masé as Rick Conti
- Renato Salvatori as Roberto Pasquini, a.k.a. Bibi
- Sergio Ammirata as Sergeant
- Bruno Corazzari as Morandi
- Daniele Dublino as Corrupt police inspector
- Sofia Dionisio as Lina Pasquini (credited as "Flavia Fabiani")
- Tom Felleghy as Major
- Margherita Horowitz as Mona, a hostage woman
- Gina Mascetti as Maricca
- Marcello Monti as 3rd kidnapper
- Claudio Nicastro as Commissioner
- Gino Pagnani as Paul, the dog trainer
- Enzo Pulcrano as Mario, Pasquini's henchman
- Alvaro Vitali as Concierge at Pasquini's building
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man was based on a screenplay by Fernando Di Leo, originally titled Poliziotti si nasce poliziotti si muore (Born a Cop, Die a Cop). The film was director Ruggero Deodato's only film in the poliziotteschi genre.
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man was released on 11 March 1976. It has grossed 741,142,540 lira domestically. The film was censored on its initial release in Italy. The cut scene involved a scene with Renato Salvatori's character Bibi who has his men gouge out the eyes of a thug played by Bruno Corazzari, and then crush the eyeball under his feet.
- Curti, 2013. p. 181
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