Milano calibro 9
is a poliziottesco
film written and directed by the Italian crime film
specialist Fernando Di Leo
. The film is based on a novel of the same name written by Giorgio Scerbanenco
. The soundtrack for the film, Preludio Tema Variazioni e Canzona
, is a collaboration album between Luis Enríquez Bacalov
and the Italian progressive rock
Milano calibro 9 is the first part in Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy. The film was followed by La mala ordina (Manhunt) in 1972 and by Il boss (The Boss) in 1973.
Small-time gangster Ugo Piazza (Gastone Moschin
) gets released from prison. He tries to convince the police, the mafia, his psychotic ex-friend Rocco (Mario Adorf
) and his girlfriend Nelly Bordon (Barbara Bouchet
) that he wants to go straight, but everyone believes he has $300,000 of stolen money hidden somewhere.
Barbara Bouchet's dance