Tony Arzenta

Tony Arzenta (internationally released as Big Guns and No Way Out) is a 1973 Italian noir film directed by Duccio Tessari. The film was commercially successful.[3]

Tony Arzenta
Italian film poster for Tony Arzenta
Directed byDuccio Tessari
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Ugo Liberauce
  • Franco Verucci
  • Roberto Gandus[1]
Story byFranco Verucci
Music byGianni Ferrio[1]
CinematographySilvano Ippoliti[1]
Edited byMario Morra[1]
  • Mondial Te.Fe
  • Adel Productions[1]
Distributed byTitanus (Italy)
Release date
  • August 23, 1973 (1973-08-23) (France)
  • September 7, 1973 (1973-09-07) (Italy)
Running time
113 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • France[1]
Box office
  • ₤1.945 billion (Italy)
  • 866,746 admissions (France)[2]


When the Milan based mafia hitman Tony Arzenta asks to get out of the business, his bosses decide to kill him as he knows too much but accidentally kill his wife and child instead. He embarks on a campaign of revenge[4] in a journey that takes him both to Hamburg and Copenhagen.[5]



Tony Arzenta was released in France on August 23, 1973.[6] The film was released in Italy on September 7, 1973 where it was distributed by Titanus.[1] It grossed a total of 1,945,982,000 Italian lire on its release.[1]

See also


  1. Curti 2013, p. 72.
  2. Box office information for film at Box Office Story
  3. Roberto Chiesi. Alain Delon. Gremese Editore, 2002.
  4. American Film Institute, Center for Understanding Media, University of Southern California. Division of Cinema. Filmfacts , Volumi 16-20.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. "No Way Out (1973)". Chris's Cult Cataloque (in Danish). Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  6. "Tony Arzenta" (in French). Retrieved November 29, 2015.


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