An Italian cop movie geared towards the US blaxploitation sound. Two killer groovy tunes "Gunz Concerto" and "New York by Night". Featuring Shawn Robinson and Alessandro Alessandroni I Cantori Moderni on vocals.
This is an Italian film that for some reason was not released in America even though it stars an Italian-American actor (Richard Conte) and is about an Italian-American priest (Father Salvatore Anastasia) who was at Santa Lucia Church in the Bronx. Father “Sal” was the brother of Albert Anastasia of Murder, Inc. fame in Brooklyn and a ruthless killer was assonated in a Manhattan barber shop. Father Sal’s other brother “Tough Tony” Anastasia was the boss of the Brooklyn docks and also a crime member although he died of “natural causes”. After the death of Tony, Father Sal, who buried both his brothers in shame, retired and went back to Calabria, Italy where he wrote the book, the same name as the movie, and made his brother Albert as a “Robin-Hood” type with some comedy attached. A few years later in 1973, the movie was released. Father Sal died the same year.