Violent Naples (Italian: Napoli violenta) is a 1976 poliziottesco film directed by Umberto Lenzi. It starred Maurizio Merli, John Saxon and Barry Sullivan, and was the first sequel to Violent Rome. Saxon appeared in several such movies.
|Directed by||Umberto Lenzi|
|Produced by||Fabrizio De Angelis|
|Screenplay by||Vincenzo Mannino|
|Story by||Vincenzo Mannino|
|Music by||Franco Micalizzi|
|Edited by||Vincenzo Tomassi|
Pan-European Production Pictures
|Box office||₤2.047 billion|
Commissioner Betti (Maurizio Merli) is transferred to Naples, receiving on his arrival a warm welcome from The Commandante (Barry Sullivan), the city's crime lord. Betti goes on a personal mission against corruption and organized crime, trying to force the syndicate out of town by any means necessary.
Violent Naples was released in Italy on 7 August 1976, where it was distributed by Fida Cinematografica. It had a domestic gross of 2,046,936,220 Italian lire. In the United Kingdom the film was released as Death Dealers. The film was followed by Special Cop in Action, the final film in the Commissioner Betti trilogy.
The Monthly Film Bulletin described the film as a "nasty, brutish and over-long escapade" that was plagirizing Dirty Harry. The review found the film to be "lacklustre in style, without a trace of tension to its slam-bang action."