Master burglar Max Hopper is released early after three years and soon gets an exceptional job: stealing an advanced computer-chip from the IQ Industries headquarters. His first attempt fails; when he enters in cop uniform during an emergency board meeting, a fire quickly spreads- he considers it a godsend opportunity and stays, but soon has his hands too full saving other lives and just surviving to concentrate on the chip; only the owner, his wife who just filed for divorce and a few employees remain, but it soon turns out one of them stole company secrets but the arsonist and/or another chip-thieve are among them…
A teen-age rat pack of the Detroit slums, the Purple Gang, headed by psychotic William Joseph “Honeyboy” Willard, teams with adult hijackers during prohibition and in three years controls the city’s underworld. Detective Bill Harley is given a special assignment to break the gang.
High School Confidential! (1958) Jack Arnold, Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Drama, Crime
A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder, a schoolteacher tries to reform him, his aunt tries to seduce him, and the “weedheads” are eager to use his newly found enterprise, but he has his own agenda. After an altercation involving fast cars, hidden drugs, and police, he’s accepted by the drug kingpin and is off into the big leagues. A typical morality play of the era, filled with a naive view of drugs, nihilistic beat poetry, and some incredible ’50s slang.
Almost Human / Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare (1974) Umberto Lenzi, Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Action, Crime, Thriller
A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren’t making him all that much money, so he figures to hit the “big time” by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Tatort: Kurzschluß (1975) Wolfgang Petersen, Günter Lamprecht, Dieter Laser, Klaus Schwarzkopf, Crime, Drama
A bankruptcy has consequences. The perpetrator, Kallweit, takes the trading agent Höllbrock as hostage and curse car driver on the flight. Freidahl, who is guilty of being guilty, can pursue her, and the perpetrator has to leave the prey some time.
Robert Beatty stars in this rapid-fire British programmer as an innocent bystander mixed up with drug smugglers. When things look darkest, Beatty is helped out by femme fatale Elizabeth Sellars. The smugglers are routed, and the figurative broken horseshoe of the title is mended so far as Beatty is concerned. The film was based on a popular British TV series by Francis Durbridge.
Marnie Edgar is a habitual liar and a thief who gets jobs as a secretary and after a few months robs the firms in question, usually of several thousand dollars. When she gets a job at Rutland’s, she also catches the eye of the handsome owner, Mark Rutland. He prevents her from stealing and running off, as is her usual pattern, but also forces her to marry him.
Mujeres salvajes (1984) Gabriel Retes, Tina Romero, Jorge Santoyo, Patricia Mayers, Action, Crime, Drama, Erotic
Six women murderers escape from prison to dug out a gold treasure buried in the woods, but six male campers are sitting on it. Birds get shot, women and men get shot, and the prize goes to the surviving few.
Le choc / Shock (1982) Robin Davis, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Léotard, Action, Crime, Romance
After his last contract, the hitman Martin “Christian” Terrier tells his only friend Michel that he will retire; however Michel advises that the Organization will never let him go. Christian visits his boss Cox to receive the payment for his last work and to inform his decision but Cox does not admit that he quits the Organization.
Resurrection Man (1998) Marc Evans, David Williamson, Stuart Townsend, Brenda Fricker, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into madness.