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4.5/5 Blu-ray

Genre  Action, Crime, Thriller
Music director  Osanna, Luis Bacalov
Country  Italy
7.7/10 IMDb

Director  Fernando Di Leo
Film series  Di Leos Milieu Trilogy
Language  Italian
Caliber 9 movie poster

Release date  15 February 1972 (1972-02-15)
Writer  Giorgio Scerbanenco (book), Fernando Di Leo (story), Fernando Di Leo (screenplay), Fernando Di Leo (dialogue)
Cast  Gastone Moschin (Ugo Piazza), Barbara Bouchet (Nelly Bordon), Mario Adorf (Rocco Musco), Frank Wolff (Police Commissioner), Luigi Pistilli (Mercuri), Ivo Garrani (Don Vincenzo)
Similar movies  Related Fernando Di Leo movies

Caliber 9 (Italian: Milano calibro 9) is a 1972 poliziottesco film written and directed by the Fernando Di Leo and starring Gastone Moschin, Mario Adorf and Barbara Bouchet. The film is based on a book of the same name written by Giorgio Scerbanenco.


Caliber 9 movie scenes

The soundtrack for the film, Preludio Tema Variazioni e Canzona, is a collaboration album between Luis EnrĂ­quez Bacalov and the Italian progressive rock group Osanna.

Caliber 9 movie scenes

Milano calibro 9 is the first part in Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy. The film was followed by The Italian Connection in 1972 and Il Boss (The Boss) in 1973.

Caliber 9 movie scenes

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Small-time gangster Ugo Piazza (Gastone Moschin) is released from prison. He tries to convince the police, the mafia, his psychotic ex-friend Rocco (Mario Adorf) and his girlfriend Nelly Bordon (Barbara Bouchet) that he wants to go straight, but everyone believes he has $300,000 of stolen money hidden somewhere.


  • Gastone Moschin as Ugo Piazza
  • Barbara Bouchet as Nelly Bordon
  • Mario Adorf as Rocco Musco
  • Frank Wolff as Police Commissioner
  • Luigi Pistilli as Inspector Mercuri (Fonzino in the English dub)
  • Ivo Garrani as Don Vincenzo
  • Philippe Leroy as Chino
  • Lionel Stander as The "American" (The Mikado in the English dub)
  • Salvatore Aricò as Luca
  • Ernesto Colli as Alfredo Bertolon
  • Release

    Caliber 9 was released in Italy on February 15, 1972 where it was distributed by Lia Film. It grossed a total of 754,443,000 Italian lire on its theatrical run in Italy.

    The film was released on Blu-ray by Raro Video on February 22, 2011. It was released again on Blu-ray and DVD by Arrow Video on June 16, 2015.


    From contemporary reviews, a 98-minute English-dub titled The Contract was reviewed by John Raisbeck of the Monthly Film Bulletin. Raisbeck stated that "after a briskly edited pre-credits sequence, [...] The Contract degenerates into a patchy gangster thriller". The review noted that the film "announces a number of themes-the crime syndicate's big business connections, the Melvillian respect shared by the two professionals Ugo and Chino-without developing any of them satisfactorily."

    The review critiqued Mario Adorf's acting stating it "often verges on caricature".

    The film was referenced in Kobe Bryant's Nike Italia advertisement campaign short entitled "Milano Kalibro Kobe", and featured Italy international footballers Giampaolo Pazzini, Gennaro Gattuso, Alberto Aquilani, Claudio Marchisio and Marco Materazzi, Dutch international footballer Wesley Sneijder and Italian NBA star Marco Belinelli in parodies of the original characters.


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