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?
According to Allmovie, "this film had to be made in Italy, because attempts to shoot in the U.S. were stymied by mob-arranged 'accidents" and protests'." See more
A couple of times at the start of the movie, in the shower scene, it is clear that Charles Bronson is wearing an orange bathing suit. See more
"Cut it off!" Bender to his two henchman as they grab Gap to get a "present" for Don Vito's girlfriend.