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The Knock Out Cop (1973)

Piedone lo sbirro (original title)
PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | April 1975 (USA)
Adventures of the police inspector "Flatfoot" Rizzo in the slums of Naples.




Nicola Badalucco (story), Lucio De Caro (script) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Spencer ... Inspector 'Flatfoot' Rizzo
Adalberto Maria Merli Adalberto Maria Merli ... Police Commissioner Tabassi
Raymond Pellegrin ... Lawyer De Ribbis
Juliette Mayniel ... Maria
Mario Pilar Mario Pilar ... Antonino Percuoco 'Manomozza'
Enzo Cannavale Enzo Cannavale ... Deputy Inspector Caputo
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Ferdinando Scarano 'O'Barone'
Jho Jhenkins Jho Jhenkins ... Jho - American soldier (as Jho Jekins)
Salvatore Morra Salvatore Morra ... Peppino 'Il gobbo'
Franco Angrisano Franco Angrisano ... Commissario
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Restaurant Guest
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella
Enzo Maggio Enzo Maggio ... Gennarino
Luciano Tacconi Luciano Tacconi
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ... Tom Ferramenti


Adventures of the police inspector "Flatfoot" Rizzo in the slums of Naples.

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This cop doesn't carry a gun - his fist is loaded! See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Italy | France


Italian | English

Release Date:

April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Knock Out Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

In Sweden the movie was cut by 10 min by the censorship. The most cut scenes include: Fighting an a restaurant: 1.5 min An attack by several bikers: almost 2 min Fighting in the warehouse: 2 min Fighting in a freezer: 3 min See more »


Followed by Piedone d'Egitto (1980) See more »

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probably his best movie
18 January 2000 | by realmovieseekerSee all my reviews

This movie is really good, It's got the (bud spencer/piedone) vibe, but rather than being totally slapstick like his other movies it has the 1970's police/italian/drama movie vibe, with little twist and turns that they police movies HAD, and in contrast with his other movies it has a dramatic background, Obviously there are more hardcore police movies, but this is a good begin for anyone, if anyone wants to watch them all, it's half lightheart half hardcore, needless to say if you no nothing about police B-movies and you watch "il Boss" right away, you might ned a shrink to get you out of the mode. But this is really passable

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