When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the sacred code of silence. Written by
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The syndicate. Genovese. Anastasia. Luciano. Masseria. Lucchese. Maranzano. The way they lived - The way they died.
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Did You Know?
Producer Dino De Laurentiis
acquired the screen rights to Peter Maas
' source best-seller in 1969 about three years before the movie premiered. As soon as the production of the movie was announced, producer Dino De Laurentiis
said that he started getting a series of telephone calls from unidentified people 'inviting' him to drop the project. De Laurenttis was unavailing of these invites and pressed on with the film's development and pre-production. See more
During a car chase scene, the cameras back out too far from the antique cars, and you can see modern (circa late 60's - early 70's)cars in the street with them. See more
"Cut it off!" Bender to his two henchman as they grab Gap to get a "present" for Don Vito's girlfriend.