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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 ... See full summary »

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Nick 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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A hidden gem of Italian crime cinema
30 October 2003 | by (Kobe City - Japan) – See all my reviews

I agree with the only other individual who has commented on this movie, it's a real 'mafia-action' classic from the early seventies and is gritty, well plotted and acted and has a very high body-count !

Our hero (or rather anti-hero), is a hit-man for the mafia, who proves his worth by rubbing-out half of a rival gang, whilst they were enjoying a private screening of some Scandinavian porn, launching grenades from the projection room- into the auditorium.......

I don't want to give away too-much but this film has enough twists and turns -double and treble crosses to keep any fan of the genre glued to the screen.

Also has a great score by Luis E. Bacalov - the main theme comes in times of action and thunders by like an express train carrying an angry Keith Moon, backed with fuzz-guitar, then flips into frantic jazz piano (has to be heard to be appreciated).

Has to be seen too !


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