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Mafioso (1962)

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When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.



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Credited cast:
Antonio Badalamenti
Norma Bengell ...
Gabriella Conti ...
Ugo Attanasio ...
Don Vincenzo
Cinzia Bruno ...
Katiuscia ...
Patrizia (as Katiusca Piretti)
Armando Tine ...
Dr. Zanchi
Lilly Bistrattin ...
Dr. Zanchi's Secretary
Michèle Bailly ...
Young Baroness
Francesco Lo Briglio ...
Don Calogero
Carmelo Oliviero ...
Don Liborio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefano Benigno
Paolo Cuccia
Hugh Hurd
Vincenzo Norvese


Antonio is a jolly and precise guy working for an auto factory in northern Italy. He decides to take his wife and two daughters on vacation to Sicily, so that they can finally see his hometown and meet his family. He's excited to show them around and dispel many of their negative stereotypes about Sicilians. He even dispels stereotypes about the mafia, saying that being a mafioso as a teen amounted to just being a messenger boy. But as Antonio reconnects with his past in Sicily, he finds out that there are more sides to being a Sicilian than he remembers. Written by krasnoludek

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Release Date:

25 October 1962 (Italy)  »

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Mafioso  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,965 (USA) (19 January 2007)


$398,614 (USA) (27 July 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Antonio Badalamenti: [Don Vincenzo has helped settle a land purchase dispute for Nino's father. Nino is overwhelmed with gratitude] Blessed Don Vincenzo, may you live a thousand years in our gratitude!
Don Vincenzo: It's a small thing. We should all help each other.
Antonio Badalamenti: If you need me one day, just say the word. Your word is my command.
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Sicily mafia stereotype comedy
5 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't see how you could categorize this film as other than a comedy for adults. That is what it is... tragedy as other reviewers suggest now that is funny...

The first part has fun at the expense of Sicilian stereotypes: peasant women with mustaches... toothless old men fighting with knives and food and more food.

The part in New York is even more hilarious with the mafioso speaking Italian with an American accent... All the stereotypes present and subtle humor every where.

This film is meticulous hangs together well. Best of Italian comedy.

A "dark" comedy for adults. Where did they run down all the Sicilian non actors?

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