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Counselor at Crime (1973)

Il consigliori (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | July 1975 (USA)
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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Don Antonio Macaluso
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Thomas Accardo
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Vincent Garofalo
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Laura Murchison
Nello Pazzafini ...
Killer (in "Polizzi Generosa")
Perla Cristal ...
Dorothy
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Don Michele Villabate
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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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Balsam and Milian blast the opposition!
2 December 2004 | by (Eric Varca in New York) – See all my reviews

Il Consigliori is a poliziotti film from 1973. Martin Balsam, a regular of these types of films plays Don Maggadino, a powerful San Francisco mob boss. His consigliori (lawyer) played by Tomas Milian, another familiar face in Italian films has just gotten out of jail. He is happy to see his Don once again but wants to go straight. Maggadino is not too happy but allows him to go his own way. Once this happens, Garafolo played by Francisco Rabal becomes unhappy and wants to branch off into his own family. Thus begins a war between the rival factions. The consigiliori cannot bear to see his don go down and joins him once again. This movie is fantastic. It has all the elements of an action movie plus many values of the Mafia system. There are great sit-down meetings in restaurants, numerous shoot-outs, two nice car chases, and a great story. The relationship between the always excellent Balsam and Milian in a more subdued role here is very special. There are great visuals of urban San Francisco and rural Sicily for the finale. Riz Ortolani provides a great soundtrack and Albert De Martino's (Blazing Magnum) direction provides a good flow. A must for Mob film and Italian action film fans.


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