Best Crime Movies of 1976

1.

Taxi Driver

6.7
8.2/10 IMDB

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris, Diahnne Abbott, Gino Ardito, Martin Scorsese ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1976-02-09
2.

Murder by Death

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.

Starring: Peter Falk, Eileen Brennan, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Truman Capote, James Coco, Nancy Walker, Estelle Winwood ..
Directed by: Robert Moore
Release date: 1976-06-23
3.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Cosmo Vittelli, the proprietor of a sleazy, low-rent Hollywood cabaret, has a real affection for the women who strip in his peepshows and the staff who keep up his dingy establishment. He also has a major gambling problem that has gotten him in trouble before. When Cosmo loses big-time at an underground casino run by mobster Mort, he isn't able to pay up. Mort then offers Cosmo the chance to pay back his debt by knocking off a pesky, Mafia-protected bookie.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips, Morgan Woodward, John Kullers, Al Ruban, Azizi Johari, Virginia Carrington, Meade Roberts ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1976-02-15
4.

Assault on Precinct 13

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Peter Bruni, John J. Fox, Marc Ross ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1976-11-05
5.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk, Colin Blakely, Leonard Rossiter, André Maranne, Byron Kane, Howard K. Smith, Dick Crockett ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1976-12-15
6.

Silver Streak

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the killer after him.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Ray Walston, Stefan Gierasch, Len Birman, Valerie Curtin ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1976-12-03
7.

Family Plot

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Spiritualist Blanche Tyler is asked to locate a missing heir, whom she pursues with her cab driver boyfriend George Lumley, an unemployed actor.

Starring: Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, William Devane, Ed Lauter, Cathleen Nesbitt, Katherine Helmond, Warren J. Kemmerling, Edith Atwater, William Prince ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1976-04-09
8.

The Enforcer

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum, DeVeren Bookwalter, John Crawford, Samantha Doane, Robert F. Hoy, Jocelyn Jones ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1976-12-20
9.

Helter Skelter

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".

Starring: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns, Christina Hart, Cathey Paine, Alan Oppenheimer, Rudy Ramos, Sondra Blake, George Garro ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1976-04-01
10.

Mikey and Nicky

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.

Starring: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty, Rose Arrick, Carol Grace, William Hickey, Sanford Meisner, Joyce Van Patten, M. Emmet Walsh, Elaine May ..
Directed by: Elaine May
Release date: 1976-12-21
11.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

3.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.

Starring: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem, Jim Citty, Charles B. Pierce, Robert Aquino, Cindy Butler, Christine Ellsworth, Earl E. Smith ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1976-09-26
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : No Deposit, No Return
12.

No Deposit, No Return

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Two rich children devise a way to escape their grandfather and visit their mother. Unfortunately for two hapless safe crackers, they become part of the plan.

Starring: Kim Richards, Brad Savage, Barbara Feldon, Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, David Niven, Vic Tayback, Herschel Bernardi, John Williams, Charles Martin Smith ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1976-02-05
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Jackson County Jail
13.

Jackson County Jail

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A young woman stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.

Starring: Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Carradine, Howard Hesseman, Betty Thomas, Hal Needham, Mary Woronov, Severn Darden, Nancy Lee Noble, Cliff Emmich ..
Directed by: Michael Miller
Release date: 1976-03-31
14.

St. Ives

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.

Starring: Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, Harry Guardino, Harris Yulin, Dana Elcar, Michael Lerner, George Memmoli, Dick O'Neill ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1976-02-24
15.

God Told Me To

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Starring: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney, Sam Levene, Robert Drivas, Mike Kellin, Richard Lynch, Sammy Williams, Jo Flores Chase ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1976-10-22
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Mad Dog Morgan
16.

Mad Dog Morgan

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Bill Hunter, Frank Thring, Michael Pate, Wallas Eaton, John Hargreaves, Robin Ramsay, Graeme Blundell ..
Directed by: Philippe Mora
Release date: 1976-07-09
17.

Gator

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose custody of his 9-year-old daughter unless he helps bring down local crime lord Bama McCall. McKlusky enlists the help of reporter Aggie Maybank and a few local eccentrics to bring down McCall's empire.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed, Dub Taylor, Burton Gilliam, Jack Weston, Alice Ghostley, Mike Douglas, William Engesser, John Steadman ..
Directed by: Burt Reynolds
Release date: 1976-08-25
18.

Harry and Walter Go to New York

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century—by gaining the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Michael Caine, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Charles Durning, Lesley Ann Warren, Val Avery, Jack Gilford, Dennis Dugan, Carol Kane ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1976-06-17
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Femmes de Sade
19.

Femmes de Sade

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

After Rocky gets out of prison, he makes up for lost time by terrorizing some prostitutes. But the women are not going to take it and make it their business to get revenge on him.

Starring: Abigail Clayton, Annette Haven, Candida Royalle, Desiree West, Enjil Von Bergdorfe, Justina Lynne, Kikko, Lesllie Bovee, Linda Wong, Melba Bruce ..
Directed by: Alex de Renzy
Release date: 1976-04-02
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
20.

The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.

Starring: Cliff DeYoung, Anthony Hopkins, Denise Alexander, Sian Barbara Allen, Martin Balsam, Peter Donat, Dean Jagger, Laurence Luckinbill, Tony Roberts, Walter Pidgeon ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1976-02-26
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Tapestry of Passion
21.

Tapestry of Passion

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

Private detective Johnny Wadd is hired by Jean Osborne to investigate the murder of her brother Tom. Johnny soon discovers that the culprit is a woman calling herself the Black Widow who operates an underground S & M club. Infiltrating the club, Johnny sets a trap for the evil dominatrix just in time for the police to arrive.

Starring: John Holmes, Sharon Thorpe, Lesllie Bovee, Annette Haven, Desiree West, John Leslie, Mick Jones ..
Directed by: Alan Colberg
Release date: 1976-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Expose Me, Lovely
22.

Expose Me, Lovely

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Harry "Frosty" Knight, an New York City private eye who must find a missing young man -- heir to a fortune left by his father -- but soon finds himself framed for murder.

Starring: Ras Kean, Catharine Burgess, Eve Adams, Jennifer Welles, Jody Maxwell, Ian Morley, Todd Pembrooke, Bobby Astyr, Yolanda Savalas, Annie Sprinkle ..
Directed by: Armand Weston
Release date: 1976-02-18
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Crime and Passion
23.

Crime and Passion

2.8
5.0/10 IMDB

Financier persuades his mistress to marry a rich industrialist for his money, then discovers that he and the new wife are to be murdered by her new husband.

Starring: Omar Sharif, Karen Black, Joseph Bottoms, Bernhard Wicki, Heinz Ehrenfreund, Elma Karlowa, Franz Muxeneder, Volker Prechtel, Erich Padalewski ..
Directed by: Ivan Passer
Release date: 1976-02-06
24.

Sweet Revenge

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough cars (sometimes the same car more than once) to buy a new Ferrari.

Starring: Stockard Channing, Sam Waterston, Franklyn Ajaye, Richard Daughty, Norman Matlock, Marvin Rosand, Robert Lewis-Ferguson, Betta St. George, Evan A. Lottman, Adrian Sparks ..
Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg
Release date: 1976-06-06
25.

Northville Cemetery Massacre

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

The bikers are the heroes and the lawmen are the villains in this vintage action drama. The Spirits are a motorcycle club who ride the highways and country roads of Michigan; while they look rough, wear beat-up denim and favor Harley Davidsons, the Spirits are good guys at heart, more likely to help a stranger change a flat tire than rough him up. Northville Cemetery Massacre is a 1976 motorcycle exploitation film written and directed by William Dear and Thomas L. Dyke. Nick Nolte did an uncredited voice over for the film's lead actor, David Hyry.

Starring: David Hyry, J. Craig Collicut, Carson Jackson, Jan Sisk, Herb Sharples, Len Speck, Beatrice Endahl, Harry Endahl, Brooke Evens, Jill Biggers ..
Directed by: William Dear, Thomas L. Dyke
Release date: 1976-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : The Million Dollar Rip-Off
26.

The Million Dollar Rip-Off

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

An electronics genius, who is an ex-con, and four of his lady friends devise a plot to steal millions of dollars from the Chicago Transit Authority. A detective, who had been keeping tabs on him since he got out of prison, suspects that he is up to something and tries to catch him at it.

Starring: Freddie Prinze, Christine Belford, Linda Scruggs, Brooke Mills, James Sloyan, Gary Vinson, Robert P. Lieb, Joanna Kerns, Allen Garfield, Bob Hastings ..
Directed by: Alexander Singer
Release date: 1976-09-22
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Nightmare in Badham County
27.

Nightmare in Badham County

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at the hands of the administrators of the prison and the prison guards.

Starring: Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Chuck Connors, Fionnula Flanagan, Tina Louise, Robert Reed, Della Reese, Lana Wood, Ralph Bellamy, Denise Dillaway ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1976-11-05
28.

Family Enforcer

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.

Starring: Joe Cortese, Lou Criscuolo, Joe Pesci, Bobby Alto, Frank Vincent, Keith Davis, Jack Ramage, Anne Johns, Bob D'Andrea, Victoria Hale ..
Directed by: Ralph De Vito
Release date: 1976-10-29
29.

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw

2.6
5.3/10 IMDB

A young country-star wannabe takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, murder and mayhem.

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Lynda Carter, Jesse Vint, Merrie Lynn Ross, Belinda Balaski, Gene Drew, Peggy Stewart, Gerrit Graham, John Durren, Virgil Frye ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1976-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Processo per direttissima
30.

Processo per direttissima

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

After a terrorist attack against a train, the police arrest the young laborer Stefano Baldini, member of a group of militant leftists. Entrusted for interrogation to Sergeant Pendicò and special agents Lorusso and Spasiani, Stefano dies, after four days, in unclear circumstances. Doubting the official version of the police, the second time in which a young person died in custody, journalist Cristina Visconti tries, with the aid of the sister of Stefano, to discover the truth. They rub up against a conspiracy of silence that encircles the acts of Pendicò and his associates. Frustrated beyond reason, Cristina tries a desperate ploy: publishing a story without evidence in the newspaper, accusing the three agents of having caused the death of Stefano with their blows. Cristina is put on trial for defamation. Can she avoid going to jail and also reveal the facts surrounding Stefano's death?

Starring: Ira von Fürstenberg, Michele Placido, Gabriele Ferzetti, Mario Adorf, Adalberto Maria Merli, Zouzou, Eros Pagni, Bernard Blier, Franco Angrisano, Omero Antonutti ..
Directed by: Lucio De Caro
Release date: 1976-06-09
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Fury of the Dragon
31.

Fury of the Dragon

2.4
5.2/10 IMDB

Several episodes of the 1966 TV series "The Green Hornet" edited together and released as a feature.

Starring: Bruce Lee, Van Williams, Wende Wagner, Lloyd Gough, Edmund Hashim ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1976-10-14
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : The Amazing Dobermans
32.

The Amazing Dobermans

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

An ex-con man and his five trained Dobermans help a Treasury Dept. agent stop a racketeer and his gang.

Starring: Fred Astaire, James Franciscus, Barbara Eden, Jack Carter, Billy Barty, Roger Pancake ..
Directed by: Byron Chudnow
Release date: 1976-11-24
33.

Vigilante Force

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

In a small town in California, the quiet citizens find their lives disrupted by boisterous, lawless oil-field workers who have infested their community. One resident, Ben Arnold, enlists his brother Aaron, a Vietnam veteran, to assemble a group of men to restore law and order to the town. Though Aaron's crew succeeds, the newfound power goes to some of their heads, and Aaron and Ben must again reclaim the town for the citizens.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal, Bernadette Peters, Brad Dexter, Judson Pratt, David Doyle, Antony Carbone, Shelly Novack, Andrew Stevens ..
Directed by: George Armitage
Release date: 1976-09-09
34.

The Killer Inside Me

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Haunted by visions from his abusive childhood, Montana deputy sheriff Lou Ford gradually exhibits the signs of a homicidal schizophrenic.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Susan Tyrrell, Tisha Sterling, Keenan Wynn, Don Stroud, Charles McGraw, John Dehner, Pepe Serna, John Carradine, Royal Dano ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1976-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : The Taking of Christina
35.

The Taking of Christina

2.2
6.2/10 IMDB

The Taking of Christina is based on a true story. A short time before her wedding day, a young woman is kidnapped and taken by her captors. As the days pass, she convinces them that she really cares for them.

Starring: Roger Caine, Eric Edwards, Bree Anthony, C.J. Laing, Chris Jordan, Terri Hall, Jack Thompson, David Kirk, Sol Weiner, Leila ..
Directed by: Armand Weston
Release date: 1976-03-01
36.

Moving Violation

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

A young drifter and small-town waitress witness a corrupt sheriff murder his own deputy. Framed for the murder and pursued by the sheriff, they run for their life to try and stay alive.

Starring: Stephen McHattie, Kay Lenz, Eddie Albert, Lonny Chapman, Will Geer, Dick Miller ..
Directed by: Charles S. Dubin
Release date: 1976-07-16
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Disco 9000
37.

Disco 9000

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

Fass Black, an accomplished black man in Los Angeles, is bullied to play another record labels music at his disco club, but continually refuses because it ain't groovy enough.

Starring: John Poole, Jeannie Bell, Harold Nicholas, Nicholas Lewis, Sidney Bagby, Beverly Ann, Shirley Washington, Harold Daniels, Paula Sills, Cal Wilson ..
Directed by: D'Urville Martin
Release date: 1976-07-27
38.

High Risk

2.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A troupe of former circus performers plot to steel a valuable artifact from an embassy in Washington, DC.

Starring: Victor Buono, Joseph Sirola, Don Stroud, JoAnna Cameron, Ronne Troup, Wolf Roth, René Enríquez, John Fink, Ian Abercrombie, Ronne Troup ..
Directed by: Sam O'Steen
Release date: 1976-05-15
39.

Date with a Kidnapper

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A woman living in a boarding house is kidnapped by a small-time criminal. Soon others in the gang try to take her away from him so they can get the ransom.

Starring: Jack Canon, Leslie Rivers, Gladys Lavitan, Larry Lambeth, Jim Blankinship, Charles Elledge, Susan McRae, Bob Martin, Clonnie Baxter Strawn, Skip Lundby ..
Directed by: Frederick R. Friedel
Release date: 1976-01-01
40.

Devil's Express

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Warhawk Tanzania plays Luke Curtis who along with his friend Rodan (Wilfredo Roldan) takes a break from the city streets to train in kung fu in China. Whilst there, Rodan steals an ancient amulet which prevents an evil spirit from leaving his tomb. The evil spirit, now free, possesses somebody and follows the pair back to New York City, where it lurks in the subways killing and mutilating its victims. Can kung fu master Luke Curtis right Rodan's wrong and put a stop to the killings?

Starring: Warhawk Tanzania, Larry Fleischman, Wilfredo Roldan, Elsie Roman, Tsikagi Tanzania, Brother Theodore, Aki Aleong, Sherry Steiner, David E. Durston, Domonic Paris ..
Directed by: Barry Rosen
Release date: 1976-08-18
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Terri's Revenge!
41.

Terri's Revenge!

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

A wife who has been sexually compromised by her husband forms a women's group to take revenge on men.

Starring: Terri Hall, Zebedy Colt, Peter Andrews, Chad Lambert, Jeanette Sinclair ..
Directed by: Zebedy Colt
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Dungeon of Lust
42.

Dungeon of Lust

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

A man dreams that his girlfriend is kidnapped by white slavers; but is it a dream or a premonition?

Starring: Steve Boyd, Annette Haven, Bonnie Holiday, Sonia Blanke, David Powers, Guss Rowe ..
Directed by: Roger Harts, Roger Marks
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Blood Voyage
43.

Blood Voyage

2.1
4.4/10 IMDB

What is meant to be a pleasure cruise becomes a nightmare as murder follows murder on a small ship. With tension mounting, passengers and the crew turn on each other in a desperate attempt to identify the killer.

Starring: Laurie Rose, Midori, Mara Modair, John Hart, Gene Tyburn, Pete Kellett, Jonathan Goldsmith, Douglas Hume, Fred Stromsoe, Jim Patton ..
Directed by: Frank Mitchell
Release date: 1976-01-01
44.

The Swiss Conspiracy

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

A Swiss bank discovers some of its clients are becoming the victim of a brilliant blackmailer. The bank's president contacts David Christopher, a former agent with the U.S. Treasury, to help discover who the blackmailer is and to foil his plot. As Christopher delves into the mystery, he uncovers a complicated web of intrigue, car chases, and shoot-outs that takes all of his wits to unravel.

Starring: David Janssen, Senta Berger, John Ireland, John Saxon, Ray Milland, Elke Sommer, Anton Diffring, Arthur Brauss, Inigo Gallo, Curt Lowens ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1976-09-01
45.

Death of a Snowman

2.1
4.7/10 IMDB

A white cop and a black reporter join forces to investigate apparent vigilante killings in the South African underworld.

Starring: Nigel Davenport, Ken Gampu, Peter Dyneley, Madala Mphahlele, Morrison Gampu ..
Directed by: Christopher Rowley
Release date: 1976-06-06
46.

Black Shampoo

2.1
4.7/10 IMDB

A black hairdresser's sexual escapades with married customers lead to a confrontation with a jealous mobster.

Starring: John Daniels, Tanya Boyd, Joseph Carlo, Skip E. Lowe, Gary Allen, William Bonner, Bruce Kerley, Sheldon Lee, Anne Gaybis, Heather Leigh ..
Directed by: Greydon Clark
Release date: 1976-03-05
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here
47.

Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here

2.1
4.8/10 IMDB

Private eye Johnny Wadd travels down to Mexico at the request of his old army friend, Sam, to help bust up a drug smuggling operation led by a ruthless gangster named Tyler Elliott in which Sam's ex-wife Doreen is now the wife of the gangster. However, Johnny soon finds plenty of time in between the shootouts and fistfights with various goons get some action with the local women.

Starring: John Holmes, Felecia Sanda, Veronica Taylor, Annette Haven, Bob Chinn, Joan Devlon, Tyler Reynolds, Damon Christian, Michelle Scher, Lazaro Valdez ..
Directed by: Bob Chinn
Release date: 1976-04-11
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : Red Heat
48.

Red Heat

2.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Cindy Lou Sutters casts a striking redhead she dubs Red Heat to star in her latest movie. After Red Heat catches her boyfriend with another woman, she goes crazy and stabs him to death. Red Heat proceeds to embark on a murderous spree throughout Las Vegas. Sutters recasts the lead for her feature and gets down to the basics of making the movie. Meanwhile, a thief on a motorcycle robs everyone he encounters.

Starring: Eddie Bach, Rita Cummings, Anna Leeds, Frank Margello, Liz Swanson, Lenore Swink, Joan Woodman, Carolyn Brandt, Devon Mayer, Lovey Goldmine ..
Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler, Richard Kornbacher
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1976 : The Selling of Vince D'Angelo
49.

The Selling of Vince D'Angelo

2.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Danny DeVito stars in and directs this critically acclaimed short film which was part of the ground breaking HBO/Cinemax anthology series, "Likely Stories." Danny plays corrupt Congressman Vince D'Angelo who is making a sleazy run to become Senator of New Jersey. In the process he spreads vicious rumors about his running mates and uses incendiary campaign commercials to get himself elected. His campaign is derailed when he is caught-on-tape giving a bribe to a G-man posing as a mobster. His response to the "Mobscam" debacle is to claim he was "conducting his own investigation" and then fakes an 11th hour assassination on himself to engender voter sympathy.

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Danny DeVito
Release date: 1976-09-15
50.

Death Journey

2.0
4.6/10 IMDB

Fearful that their star witness might be murdered, two attorneys hire a protector to bring him from Los Angeles to New York. Jesse Crowder (Fred Williamson) is a no-nonsense tough guy. He buddies up with the witness, an accountant, and they hit the road. Outwitting their foes means taking all manner of conveyance, including automobile, train, and airplane.

Starring: Fred Williamson, Bernard Kirby, Art Maier, Lou Bedford, Heidi Dobbs, Stephanie Faulkner, Ed Kovins, Patrick McCullough, Emil Farkas, Sam Coppola ..
Directed by: Fred Williamson
Release date: 1976-05-01

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