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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
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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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Trivia

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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I'm growing soft over a nymphomaniac drug addict!
29 January 2013 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Henry Silva again appears in this, the final part of the Mileau Trilogy (along with The Italian Connection and Caliber 9). Three great films by Fernando Di Leo.

While this is the weakest of the three, it is the one closest to my heart as my family comes from Palermo and Camporeale in Sicily. It's a mafia war, and has a heavy influence from The Godfather.

In fact, the top Godfather in this film is Richard Conte, Don Barzini from The Godfather, Antonia Santilli plays Don D'Aniello's daughter, who is kidnapped in the battle. She is a wild child that bonds instantly with the kidnappers.

The one thing I cannot figure from the translation is how Italian police talk about "wankers." Did a Brit do the translation?


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