A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi
Luciano Possi, Italian exploitation cinema's tough-guy -- and one of the most identifiable yet liettle-known faces -- exposed. With nearly seventy films under his belt, almost exclusively in the colourful, controversial realm of Italian exploitation, character actor Luciano Rossi (1934-2005) remains one of Italian cinema's unsung heroes, existing only as a footnote in Italian-focused film criticism. But by luck or judgement, he appeared in many of the greatest low-budget films ever to come out of Italy, from spaghetti westerns, mafia shockers and horror films to cop thrillers, sexploitation, and bizarre Euro exploitation. He didn't acheive much screentime but fans recognize his brutal onscreen work. This is the first book to fully examine his career, complete with a brief biography and first-hand reviews of all of his known film roles.