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The Sicilian (1987)

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
Richard Bauer ...
Hector Adonis
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Camilla, Duchess of Crotone
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Giovanna Ferra
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Trezza
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Dr. Nattore
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Passatempa
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Derrick Branche ...
Terranova
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Cardinal of Palermo
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Quintana
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Silvio Ferra
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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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23 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Der Sizilianer  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,406,879 (USA)
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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 »

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Guiliano never hijacked any troop trains or crucified any priests. See more »

Quotes

Prince Borsa: Why are you so eager for people to love you?
Salvatore Giuliano: Why are you so eager for them to hate you?
Prince Borsa: Hate me? They don't. They can't. I'm the prince. I'm like the south wind from Africa, I've always been here. You haven't.
Pisciotta: We don't get that ransom soon you won't be here much longer.
Prince Borsa: Then my son will be the prince, and the south wind goes on.
Pisciotta: I hate you people! What you've done to us.
Prince Borsa: You don't hate me. You hate not being me. But if you were born me, you would have never been you. So you can take my money, ...
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Referenced in Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Christopherem Lambertem (2014) See more »

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6 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the score of 4.8/10, I still picked up The Sicilian in the DVD bargain bin since I liked Christopher Lambert in Highlander and Fortress. I'm not gonna say Christopher Lambert is the greatest actor in the world but I guess he did OK in this. They've got some good supporting actors such as Joss Ackland and John Turturro that bring life to the movie. I like this movie a lot. It is MUCH better than the trash Lambert has starred in the past five years [i.e. Fortress 2, Absolon]. This movie deserves more than a 4.8...more like a 6.5+. Michael Cimino has got to be one of the greatest directors ever but I guess after Heavens Gate, people lost faith in him. Oh well. If you're looking for a spin-off Godfather type movie with the 'Highlander', it's worth a rent.


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