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 Valachi Papers. Fact not Fiction.
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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 the chase scene which takes place during the 1920s in New York, a car goes into the river and in the background the twin towers of the World Trade Center under construction can be clearly seen. This is one of the most famous period reconstruction mistakes in film history. See more
"Cut it off!" Bender to his two henchman as they grab Gap to get a "present" for Don Vito's girlfriend.
Referenced in Munich