A Man Called Magnum

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German title A Man Called Magnum
Original title Napoli si ribella
Country of production Italy
original language Italian
Publishing year 1977
length 105 (German video: 89) minutes
Director Michele Massimo Tarantini
script Michele Massimo Tarantini
Dardano Sacchetti
production Luciano Martino
music Franco Campanino
camera Sergio Rubini
cut Alberto Moriani

A Man Called Magnum (original title: Napoli si ribella ) is an Italian police film from 1977. The film directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini , which was first released on video in German-speaking countries, was not favored by the critics.


Inspector Dario Mauri, known as a tough and stubborn man, is transferred from Milan to Naples, where he will soon have to solve a bank robbery. With his assistant Capece he meets the underworld great Domenico Laurenzi and his slippery lawyer Cerullo. Initially viewed as a jewel theft, the two policemen are able to reveal the truth with the help of Luisa, who grows up with Laurenzi - he had previously ordered the murder of her parents.

After a few murders and under considerable danger, Mauri is able to track down a worker who pressures Laurenzi with a stolen load of drugs so that he has to do everything possible to keep up his international machinations.


“The film really only works in one area,” writes Karsten Thurau in Der Terror, directing sarcastically, “as an extra-long commercial” (for the alcoholic brands consumed in the film). A "listlessly wound down action film" ( lexicon of international film ), which "seems remarkable due to the unfolding of the story in very predictable trajectories only through the spark of humor that the juxtaposition of the extroverted Cannavale and the stoic Merenda brings with it", so an Italian critic.


It is one of the few serious films directed by Tarantini.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Michael Cholewa, Karsten Thurau: The Terror directs. Italian gangster and police films. Térrorverlag, 1999, p. 20
  2. A Man Called Magnum. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  3. ^ Vice, "Il Domani," September 1, 1977