Violent Rome

Violent Rome (Italian: Roma violenta) is an Italian 1975 poliziottesco film directed by Marino Girolami[2] It obtained a great commercial success and launched the career of Maurizio Merli.[3] The film has two sequels, Violent Naples and A Special Cop in Action.

Violent Rome
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Directed byMarino Girolami
Screenplay byVincenzo Mannino[1]
Story byVincenzo Mannino[1]
Music byGuido & Maurizio De Angelis[1]
CinematographyFausto Zuccoli[1]
Edited byVincenzo Tomassi[1]
Flamina Produzioni Cinematografiche[1]
Distributed byFida
Release date
  • 13 August 1975 (1975-08-13) (Itatly)
Running time
90 minutes[1]
Box office 2,495 billion (Italy)



After the financial success of High Crime, producer Edmondo Amati offered director Enzo G. Castellari to direct another film in the same vein.[1] Castellari stated that he asked for more money but could not come to an agreement with the producer which led to Amati calling Castellari's father Marino Girolami to direct the film and cast Maurizio Merli.[1] The film was shot at Incir - De Paolis in Rome.[1]


Violent Rome was released on 13 August 1975 where it was distributed by Fida.[1] The film grossed a total of 2,495,950,443 Italian lire domestically.[1] In the United Kingdom the film was released as Street Killers.[1] The film was followed by the sequel Violent Naples.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Curti 2013, p. 156.
  2. ^ Roberto Curti. Italia odia: il cinema poliziesco italiano. Lindau, 2006.
  3. ^ Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
  4. ^ Curti 2013, p. 200.
  5. ^ Curti 2013, p. 201.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 978-0786469765.

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