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The Violent Professionals (Italian: Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia) is a 1973 Italian Poliziotteschi gangster film directed by Sergio Martino. The film stars Luc Merenda (Giorgio Caneparo) who goes undercover as a getaway driver for the mob so he can wage a one-man war on crime to avenge the death of father-figure cop Gianni (Silvano Tranquilli).

The Violent Professionals
English-language poster
Directed bySergio Martino
Produced by
Screenplay byErnesto Gastaldi[1]
Story byErnesto Gastaldi[1]
Music byGuido & Maurizio De Angelis[1]
CinematographyGiancarlo Ferrando[1]
Edited byEugenio Alabiso[1]
  • Dania Film
  • Compagnia Cinematografica Champion[1]
Distributed byInterfilm
Release date
  • August 22, 1973 (1973-08-22) (Italy)
Running time
104 minutes[1]
Box office₤1.162 billion

In 2009 Empire Magazine named it #9 in a poll of the "20 Greatest Gangster Movies You've Never Seen* (*Probably)".



The Violent Professionals was released in Italy on August 22, 1973 where it was distributed by Interfilm.[1] It was a box office hit in Italy where it grossed a total of 1,162,424,000 Italian lire.[1]

The film has been released in an English-language friendly DVD by Wild East and as a double feature from Alpha Video with Deadly Drifter.[1]

See also


  1. Curti 2013, p. 102.


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

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