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Shoot First, Die Later

Released 1974
Distributor CFM Filmverhuur
The title sounds like a typically nihilistic Italian spaghetti western but it’s really a typically nihilistic Italian crime thriller. Directed by Fernando Di Leo, the action revolves around a cop who is happy dabbling in bribery until the bodies begin to pile up. A box office hit in its homeland, the movie benefits from some frenetic car chases and the presence of the formidable Richard Conte.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.