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Counselor at Crime (1973)
"Il consigliori" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  July 1975 (USA)
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When the godson of San Francisco's crime lord asks permission to leave "the business," Don Antonio agrees, but reluctantly. Such behavior by either one is a violation of the code, and a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Don Antonio Macaluso
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Thomas Accardo
Francisco Rabal ...
Vincent Garofalo
Dagmar Lassander ...
Laura Murchison
Nello Pazzafini ...
Killer (in "Polizzi Generosa")
Perla Cristal ...
Dorothy
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Don Michele Villabate
Manuel Zarzo ...
Dorsiello
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Don Vito Albanese
Franco Angrisano ...
Torrillo
Fortunato Arena ...
Uomo di Garofalo
Carlo Gaddi ...
Carlo
Giovanni Pallavicino
Giovanni Carbone
Carla Mancini
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When the godson of San Francisco's crime lord asks permission to leave "the business," Don Antonio agrees, but reluctantly. Such behavior by either one is a violation of the code, and a bloody mob war breaks out. It is only through the strong support of his family connections in Sicily that Don Antonio is able to survive the mêlée and come out on top. Aghast at the situation he has caused, the godson becomes his leader's "consigliere," or Counselor at Crime. Written by Ørnås

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Crime | Drama

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ESP 15,908,232 (Spain)
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very disappointing movie
31 January 2014 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Not my cup of tea at all, this Godfather clone. Milian is wasted in the role of the 'will he won't he' role as the reluctant son. reluctant that is after a prison sentence to return to the turgid business of defending the 'family', 'honour' and all that toss. Wasted also was the lovely Dagmar Lassander who does just about nothing, but then this is a little boys film so no place for women.

To be fair although I found all the stuff in San Francisco predictable and tedious (as well as silly and sentimental) when we switch to Sicily things do improve enormously. Whether its the streets and local colour or just tighter direction I'm not sure but I went from beginning to dose off to full attention. But just because the last 15 minutes or so is fine cannot salvage what was for me a very disappointing movie.


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