One of the Castellari films most adored by fans around the world, starting with Tarantino
A detective story carved out of granite: one of the best examples of 1970s Italian genre cinema
Considered one of the best films directed by Enzo G. Castellari, a cult director for Tarantino and many other international admirers of Italian genre cinema. Combining the dirty methods of Inspector Callaghan and the personal vengeance of the Death Wish series, from start to finish Il grande racket is a hard-hitting, well-paced detective and action film carved out of granite, like many of the unmissable and ugly faces that appear in the film. One of the best example of 1970s Italian genre cinema
Inspector Nicola Palmieri is trying to rout a band of extortionists led by Rudy “the Marseillais”, however his methods are considered too violent by his superiors and he is taken off the case. Palmieri persists, and when he stakes out a meeting of Mafia bosses he uncovers collusion between the criminals and the forces of law and order in society.