Shoot First, Die Later (Italian: Il poliziotto è marcio) is a 1974 Italian poliziottesco-noir film directed by Fernando Di Leo. Di Leo reprises some elements of the novel Rogue Cop by William P. McGivern. Luc Merenda later starred in two other Di Leo's films, Kidnap Syndicate and Nick the Sting.
|Shoot First, Die Later|
|Directed by||Fernando Di Leo|
|Screenplay by||Fernando Di Leo|
|Story by||Sergio Donati|
|Edited by||Amedeo Giomini|
|Music by||Luis Enriquez Bacalov|
|Box office||₤676 million|
A policeman who has dealings with local crime begins to get in over his head. At first content with taking payments for helping contraband tobacco and alcohol escape notice of the authorities, he draws the line when the criminals get into the drug smuggling business. A local busybody has inadvertently witnessed the disposal of one of their victims and reported their licence plates to the policeman's father, who is a sergeant. Gradually more people around him turn up dead and he becomes increasingly desperate.