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Il cugino americano (1986)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  14 December 1986 (USA)
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An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Salina
Judge Guiliano Salina
Mark Ciuni
Barbara De Rossi ...
Louisa Masseria
Vincenzo Ammirati
Angelo Infanti ...
Delia Boccardo ...
Sara Salina
Ricky Tognazzi ...
Joseph Salina
Caterina Ammirati
Joe Spinell ...
Joey, New York Goon #1
James Andronica ...
Jimmy, New York Goon #2
Anita Bartolucci ...
Louisa's Secretary
Loris Bazzocchi ...
Calogero Buttà ...


An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.

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gangster | mafia | sicily | drugs | hitman | See more »


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14 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Blood Ties  »

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A great movie, but must be watched in the full, non-cut version !
2 May 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie if you have the chance to see the long, non-cut version. In the short version many important scenes are cut out and the movie loses basic background-information, the story seems a bit violent and only "runs" through to the end. But the non-cut version is a sensational movie, especially if you have an interest for Italy and Italian mentality. It really gives a deep insight into the Mafia-world of Sicily, provides solid stories behind the crime and furthermore, highlights a sensational appearance of Vincent Spano as Mark Ciuni. He gives an outstanding performance and dominates the movie. I was deeply impressed by the way he played Mark Ciuni, especially towards the end when his character became more and more difficult to portray. I received the 3 videos on a Saturday and originally planned to start with the 1st one and watch the 2nd the next day.....what can I say, I couldn't stop watching and so I started around 8 pm on Saturday and finished around midnight after having watched all tapes completely. 10 stars for the story and another 10 for Vincent Spano's sensational job.

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