In this Milan-set low-budget gem, director Luciano Ercoli creates a political thriller full of 1970s Italian style. After a terrorist bomb explodes in a busy hotel, the official investigation gets caught up in politics and bureaucracy. As the bombers go on the run, the only hope of catching them lies with Cassinelli’s determined narcotics cop, who accidently got caught in the mayhem. This highly effective Poliziotteschi shows how the radical politics of the decade bled into genre filmmaking in Italy.
Killer Cop was selected for States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s by The Team, a group of seven young programmers working with the HOME project staff.