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The Brotherhood (1968)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1969 (Austria)
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The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ... See full summary »

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Frank Ginetta
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Vince Ginetta
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Ida Ginetta
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Dominick Bertolo
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Emma Ginetta
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Jim Egan
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Don Peppino
Joe De Santis ...
Pietro Rizzi (as Joe DeSantis)
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Jake Rotherman
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Cheech
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Sol Levin
Barry Primus ...
Vido
Michele Cimarosa ...
Toto
Louis Badolati ...
Don Turridu
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The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother dictate otherwise, and he finds himself being slowly drawn back into that world. Written by anonymous

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mafia | gangster

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Honor. Loyalty. Betrayal.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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When this film came out, it did not do very well at the box office. As a result, studios were reluctant to do more organized crime stories. The failure of this film almost convinced Paramount not to make The Godfather (1972). See more »

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Referenced in Hell's Angels '69 (1969) See more »

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Artifact of its time before the themes became cliched
29 September 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I found it fascinating that ethnicity was seen here as an obstacle to progress. Four years later, after ROOTS and GODFATHER, the tone had changed drastically. Seeing this in 2002, I was struck by how carefully the feeling of an ethnic enclave was portrayed. The story goes over many of the themes that are now cliches, but were not at all in 1968.


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