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Blood Ties (1986)

Il cugino americano (original title)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julian Salina
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Judge Guiliano Salina
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Mark Ciuni
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Louisa Masseria
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Vincenzo Ammirati
Angelo Infanti ...
Romano
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Sara Salina
Ricky Tognazzi ...
Riccardo
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Joseph Salina
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Caterina Ammirati
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Joey, New York Goon #1
James Andronica ...
Jimmy, New York Goon #2
Anita Bartolucci ...
Louisa's Secretary
Loris Bazzocchi ...
Umberto
Calogero Buttà ...
Tony
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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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14 December 1986 (USA)  »

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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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