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The Sicilian (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  23 October 1987 (USA)
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Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.

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Prince Borsa
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Don Masino Croce
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Pisciotta
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Hector Adonis
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Camilla, Duchess of Crotone
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Giovanna Ferra
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Trezza
Barry Miller ...
Dr. Nattore
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Passatempa
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Derrick Branche ...
Terranova
Richard Venture ...
Cardinal of Palermo
Ramon Bieri ...
Quintana
Stanko Molnar ...
Silvio Ferra
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Storyline

Giuliano robs from the rich conservative landowners to give to the poor, serf-like peasants, who in turn hail him as their savior. As his popularity grows, so does his ego, and he eventually thinks he is above the power of his backer, Mafia Don Masino Croce. The Don, in turn, sets out to kill the upstart by convincing his cousin and closest advisor Pissciota to assassinate him Written by Anonymous

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Only one man ever dared to stand alone.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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23 October 1987 (USA)  »

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El siciliano  »

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$5,406,879 (USA)
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Trivia

The novel is a spin-off of The Godfather (set during Michael's exile in Sicily), however all references to the Corleones are omitted from the film. See more »

Goofs

In the film Guiliano is seen smuggling grain to give to the starving. In reality he sold it on the black market. See more »

Quotes

Salvatore Giuliano: Have you ever had a bullet hit you?
Abbot Manfredi: I'm a Franciscan, not a Jesuit!
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Soap opera level melodrama
16 January 2013 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I read the novel by Mario Puzo quite a few years ago, but do not remember a thing about it, unlike most other Puzo works that I have consumed. So, maybe the source material was a bit lacking. If I remember correctly, Michael Cimino had already destroyed one studio, and well, I don't know how much was invested in this one, but I hope not too much. Cimino was obviously shooting for the sweeping epic, but ended up hitting soap opera level melodrama. The high points were the scenery, the cinematography, and the score. The low points were the plot and the acting. Christopher Lambert badly needed a charisma injection before trying to play this part. Joss Ackland was adequate as the mafia don, and Terence Stamp as the enigmatic prince, but the rest of the cast, ick. Cannot recommend this one.


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