ALLIGATOR
1980, British Lion-Columbia Distributors, 92 min, USA, Dir: Lewis Teague

Twelve years after a baby alligator is flushed down the toilet, it grows to mammoth size in the city sewer system (thanks to a diet of hormonally enhanced animals improperly disposed of by a local research facility). When bodies start popping up, Chicago detective Robert Forster is the first - and only - authority figure to grasp the reality of what is happening. Screenplay by John Sayles.


IL BOSS
WIPEOUT!
1973, RaroVideo, 100 min, Italy, Dir: Fernando Di Leo

Genre specialist Fernando Di Leo serves up a potent cocktail of high-intensity action in a story of warring mobsters. Henry Silva is at his scowling best as the low-level gangster who sees a way to move up in the organization by mowing down every other criminal in sight. In Italian with English subtitles.


THE ITALIAN CONNECTION
LA MALA ORDINA
1972, RaroVideo, 92 min, Italy, Dir: Fernando Di Leo

NYC mob boss Cyril Cusack dispatches two emotionally dead hitmen (Henry Silva and Woody Strode) to Milan to execute a small time pimp (Mario Adorf, THE TIN DRUM) for allegedly absconding with a valuable drug shipment. The only problem is Adorf is a scapegoat for the real guilty party. So flee he does in the relentless remainder of the saga, including one of the most heartpounding, grueling foot pursuits ever committed to celluloid, all culminating in a brutal confrontation in an auto graveyard. “THE ITALIAN CONNECTION is a work of genius… The two killers in [the film] inspired me to conceive of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield for PULP FICTION.” - Quentin Tarantino. In Italian with English subtitles.


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