1. Napoli Violenta Opening Credits
2. from Roma Violenta
3. from La Polizia Incrimina, La Legge Asolve
4. from Italia A Mano Armata
Poliziotteschi (Italian pronunciation: [polittsjotˈteski]) films constitute a sub-genre of crime and action film that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s and reached the height of their popularity in the 1970s. Poliziotteschi films are also known as poliziottesco, Italo-crime, Euro-crime or simply Italian crime films.
In Italian, poliziesco or poliziesco all'italiana is the grammatically correct Italian adjective (resulting from the fusion of the noun polizia"police" and the desinence -esco "related to", akin to the English "-esque") for police-related dramas, ranging from Ed McBain's police procedural novels to Forensic science investigations. Poliziesco is used generally to indicate every fiction production where police forces (Italian or foreign) are the main protagonists.
The term poliziottesco, a fusion of the words poliziotto ("policeman") and the same -esco desinence, indicates 1970s-era Italian-produced "tough cop" and crime movies. Recurring elements in poliziotteschi films include graphic and brutal violence, organized crime, car chases, vigilantism, heists, gunfights, and corruption up to the highest levels.