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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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Cast

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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
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  »

Box Office

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$5,406,879 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Prince Borsa was offered to Dirk Bogarde. See more »

Goofs

The amount of shaving cream on Mayor Quintana's face when he is at the barbers. See more »

Quotes

Hector Adonis: Dream of gold, my boy.
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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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Not such a bad movie
25 October 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This is a very well made movie, especially as it concerns scenery and camera angles. However, the tempo of the movie is a little slow and after the initial fifteen minutes or so its seems to emphasize a lot on character development rather then unraveling a plot quickly to keep you interested. This movie gave me the impression that it was intended for a more subdued audience. Eventually it picks up here and there with some violent retribution from those that have betrayed Giuliano.

I can't emphasis enough about the scenery since that seemed to compensate for the poor dialogue a lot of the time. John Turturro was great in this movie as well as Chris Lambert. The character of Don Masino carried this movie as your classic stolid and shrewed mafia boss and Giuliano, whom Masino admires, poses a threat to his power.


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