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Lucky Luciano (1973)

Biopic of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano, covering his life from 1946 to 1962 with occasional flashbacks.

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Charles 'Lucky' Luciano
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Colonel Charles Poletti
Silverio Blasi ...
Italian Captain
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Vito Genovese
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Judge Herlands
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Dino Curcio ...
Don Ciccio
Jacques Monod
Karin Petersen ...
Igea Lissoni
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Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger (as Edmund O'Brien)
Charles Siragusa ...
Himself
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Gene Giannini
Pier Maria Pasinetti ...
(as P.M. Pasinetti)
Luigi Infantino
Carlo Mazzarella ...
Radio Journalist
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Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins becoming one of the chief of the Mafia. The US Army seems to refrain from interfering... Written by Yepok

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The detailed account of the world's most powerful gangster who built an empire on a sea of blood. See more »

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November 1974 (USA)  »

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Den stora slakten  »

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Trivia

The movie's opening title card reads: "New York February 11, 1946". See more »

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When Lucky Luciano is deported in the mid-Forties, far more modern buildings can be seen on the New York skyline. See more »

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Referenced in A Sicilian Odyssey (2009) See more »

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Luciano may be lucky but not the audience
5 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

This biography of notorious American racketeer Charles "Lucky" Luciano would have probably worked better if they had made it into a TV mini-series which traced his entire life from his poverty-stricken childhood in Sicily to his rise to power in New York's gangster underworld to his extradition to Italy in 1946 and, finally, his death from a heart attack in 1962. As a 2-hour movie covering the events of his life in Italy after his extradition, it just doesn't work. There's not enough action (eg. shootouts and fistfights) to make it worth watching. Plus, it moves slowly and it's very talky. The English dubbing of the French and Italian actors is great, but not enough to sustain your interest.

Rent "The Godfather" movies instead.

Rating: *1/2


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