Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)
aka Liberi armati pericolosi
Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
Country: Italy | Director: Romolo Guerrieri
Language: Italian or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 96mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1920×1040 – 23.976fps – 2.00gb
The awesome title “Young, Violent and Desprate” promises to really deliver the lowdown trashy exploitation teens-running-horribly-amok juvenile delinquent goods and boy does this wonderfully wild Italian crime action thriller treat ever do the trick with a splendidly sleazy and straightforward unapologetic aplomb.
The central premise seriously smokes in no uncertain terms: a trio of bitter, disaffected and amoral rich teen snotnose nihilist guys who feel neglected and unloved by their inattentive wealthy parents embark on an abrupt and senseless handy dandy combo crime and killing spree; they hold up a gas station (they blow away four cops who bungle an ambush), rob a bank (they blast the assistant manager into the next dimension), stick up a supermarket (they waste the four other youths who help them out on this particular gig after the dirty deed is done), and blithely bump off folks as they tear across the country eluding the cops at every turn. It’s up to a hard-nosed Dirty Harryesque police detective (superbly played to the stern’n’steely nines by the redoubtable Tomas Milian) to nab these no-good sociopathic hooligans before things get too out of hand. Eleanor (tasty blonde looker Eleonora Giorgi), the girlfriend of one of the kids, helps the police out as best she can.
Director Romolo Guarieri (who also gave us the brutal futuristic sci-fi “The Most Dangerous Game” variant “The Final Executioner”) keeps the breakneck pace hurtling along at a breathless clip and stages the copious action sequences with rip-snorting brio and skill (a frantic extended car chase between the kids and the cops is especially exciting). Better yet, Guarieri even tosses in a penchant and provocative heavy duty message about how the kids are toxic products of poor parenting, slamming the point home in a simply stupendous scene where Milian ruthlessly rakes the various negligent dads and moms through the coals for not talking and listening to their kids enough and thus making them feel loved and wanted. Wow, now that’s some truly profound food for thought to chew on and digest.