Revolver (1973 film)

Revolver (also titled Blood in the Streets and In the Name of Love) is a poliziottesco film directed by Sergio Sollima and released in 1973. It stars Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi. The film's theme, "Un Amico", was scored by Ennio Morricone and was also featured in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds.

Directed bySergio Sollima
Produced byUgo Santalucia[1]
Screenplay by
  • Arduino Miuri
  • Massimo De Rita[1]
Story by
  • Arduino Miuri
  • Massimo De Rita[1]
Music byEnnio Morricone[1]
CinematographyAldo Scavarda[1]
Edited bySergio Montanari[1]
  • Mega Film
  • Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie
  • Dieter Gessler Film Produktion[1]
Distributed byPanta
Release date
  • September 27, 1973 (1973-09-27) (Italy)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • West Germany
  • France[1]
Box office477.374 million


An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the man's colleagues don't kill his wife. Enraged, the gang sets out to free their compatriot and kill the man who took him.



Revolver was released in Italy on September 27, 1973 where it was distributed theatrically by Panta.[1] The film grossed 477,374,000 Italian lire in Italy.[1]



  1. Curti 2013, p. 75.


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

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