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Calling All Police Cars (1975)

...a tutte le auto della polizia... (original title)
Story about a young girl, the daughter a prominent doctor. When the girl goes missing her father gets the police to jump into action because of his class status and wealth.

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Mario Caiano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato ... Commissario Fernando Solmi
Luciana Paluzzi ... Ispettrice Giovanna Nunziante
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Police Chief Carraro
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Professore Andrea Icardi
Elio Zamuto Elio Zamuto ... Professore Giacometti
Ettore Manni ... Enrico Tummoli
Marino Masé ... Franz Hekker - 'Francesco Pagano'
Bedy Moratti Bedy Moratti ... Emilia Icardi
Adriana Fiore Adriana Fiore ... Stripper
Franco Ressel ... Gynaecologist
Margherita Horowitz Margherita Horowitz ... Antonietta - Icardi's maid
Tino Bianchi Tino Bianchi ... Police Commissioner
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi ... Petrol Station Attendant
Andrea Lala Andrea Lala ... Marshall Attardi
Benedetto Benedetti
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Story about a young girl, the daughter a prominent doctor. When the girl goes missing her father gets the police to jump into action because of his class status and wealth.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 August 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Maniac Responsible See more »

Filming Locations:

Nemi Lake, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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(at around 0h 21 mins) Police Chief Carraro (Enrico Maria Salerno) stands in front of a map of Rome and points at the place where Fiorella Icardi (Adriana Falco) has been seen refueling her motorcycle. If you compare the movie frame with an actual map of Rome you can tell that he points exactly at Cinecittà (a large film studio that was once considered the hub of Italian cinema). See more »

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Not great, but worth a look
19 January 2007 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

A teenage girl from a wealthy family mysteriously disappears. After her body is found at the bottom of a lake the police begin an intense investigation that leads to a teenage prostitution ring and several more bloody murders, but the actual killer may be someone much closer to the home.

This was one of the Italian films from the 1970's that were inspired by Massimo Dallamano's "schoolgirl gialli" where dissipated, middle-class schoolgirls become involved in drug orgies, prostitution, back-alley abortions, and other sordid goings on, and eventually meet a sticky end. These films were at once sleazy and hypocritcally moralistic. They range from the Dallamano's relatively classy "What Have You Done to Solange?" (loosely based on an Edgar Wallace novel)to Alberto Negrin's irredeemably trashy "Trauma" (with its infamous death-by-dildo scene). This movie most resembles Dallamano's second film "What Have They Done to Your Daughters?" in that it tries to mitigate the sleaze a little by putting straight-arrow cops at the moral center and focusing on police procedure rather than the sexual intrigue. In a way though, this makes the movie even more objectionable. The most disturbing thing about it isn't really the tender age of the victims (the actresses, at least, all look like they'd long since blown out the candles on their 18th birthday cakes), but the way their characters are almost literally reduced to pieces of meat: It really doesn't matter whether they are alive, lying unconscious on abortionist's table, or lying dead on a slab--it's all pretty much just an excuse to get them nice and naked.

Like "Daughters?" this film tries to include a feminist angle by including former Bond girl Luciana Paluzzi as one of the investigating detectives, but they really manage to waste her. Still, it's not all bad. The director Mario "Nightmare Castle" Caiano was certainly visually talented and the film is stylish and nowhere near as sleazy as by all rights it should be. And if you think about it, aside from the full-frontal nudity, these films anticipated (if probably not inspired) a lot of more recent American television like the "who-killed-Laura-Palmer?" intrigue of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" or the morbid forensic intrigue of the "CSI" series. Not great, but worth a look.


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