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The Boss (1973)

Il boss (original title)
A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don ... See full summary »

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Lanzetta
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Don Corrasco
Gianni Garko ...
Commissario Torri
Antonia Santilli ...
Rina D'Aniello
Corrado Gaipa ...
Avvocato Rizzo
Marino Masé ...
Pignataro
Howard Ross ...
Melende
Claudio Nicastro ...
Don Giuseppe D'Aniello
Gianni Musy ...
Carlo Attardi
Mario Pisu ...
Onorevole Gabrielli
Vittorio Caprioli ...
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Cocchi
Andrea Aureli ...
Don Antonino Attardi
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Maione
Giulio Baraghini ...
Don Corrasco Man
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A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don Corrasco's clan. Cocchi is determined to revenge. His actions, including the Corrasco's daughter kidnap, in a Palermo in which also the police is corrupted, will soon destroy the old equilibrium giving the way to an escalation of violence that won't save anyone. If Cocchi will survive to the mafia war he will be the new boss for sure. Written by 1felco

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Final part of Fernando Di Leo's "Milieu Trilogy" also including Caliber 9 (1972) and The Italian Connection (1972). See more »

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Referenced in Il solitario (2008) See more »

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hard-boiled and explosive Mafiosi actioner
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Typically hard-boiled and explosive Mafiosi actioner from, Fernando Di Leo, with the stoic to the point of rigidity, Henry Silva delivering yet another bravura performance as the ice-veined thug, Nick Lanzetta, with Hollywood icon, Richard Conte lending considerable gravitas as the Sicilian king pin, Don Carrasco. All this stylish retribution is served admirably by a funky and uber infectious score by long-time Di Leo collaborator, Luis Enriquez Bacalov. Il Boss remains one of the all-time great mafia flicks, and thankfully, Di Leo flinch's not a jot from the requisite ultra violence. If you have yet to witness any of Fernando Di Leo's meticulously crafted gangster oeuvre, one should start here, as, Henry Silva's Nick Lanzetta is the most Machiavellian and blood thirsty hit man to ever blaze a crimson swathe across the silva screen.


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