The Italian Connection
The Italian Connection (1972)

This Italian action film focuses on a crook, framed as a drug kingpin, whose wife is killed by the mob as a result. He must take matters into his own hands to have revenge. Manhunt was also re-titled The Italian Connection to steal thunder… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 1, 1972
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Sean Axmaker

(Henry) Silva and (Woody) Strode inspired Jules and Vincent (played by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson) in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

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Brian Orndorf

When it strikes broader notes of criminal engagement, it's more animated and determined to serve up excitement beyond near-Olympic acts of brooding.

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Sean Axmaker
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The twists and turns of these plots are gripping, to be sure, but are less about surprising the audience then revealing the true character of the players ...

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