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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)  »

Also Known As:

El siciliano  »

Box Office

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$5,406,879 (USA)
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(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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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

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

Quotes

[last lines]
Don Masino Croce: [by Guiliano's grave] Why couldn't he... why wouldn't he come to me?
Hector Adonis: Why should he? He was his own father. He invented himself. You and I... now...
[he sobs]
Hector Adonis: ... He's gone.
Don Masino Croce: What next?... What next?
Hector Adonis: There is nothing next. There never is... here!
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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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The gifted Director is a brilliant post-modern architect of the film industry.
17 August 2000 | by (HONG KONG) – See all my reviews

Cimino is one of the very rare species on earth that can create a "MOOD' that leads to the very cradle of western civilization. The Roman Empire. As a foreigner who has lived in an Italian town for a year, I come to see that the colossal heart of every Italian man can only be captured with its gist by Cimino. And no other up till date. It comes from lighting, its shadow, its colours, its smell even on screen, its silhouettes, its accents, its breathing space, and his very own colossal heart that can contain it all. You do feel that he has achieved that sacred task in showing us THE SICILIAN. Nobody has that feeling ever been captured with rapture that its texture is almost noble, royal, yet sacred. But in its careful craftsmanship of Cimino, you find it everywhere, and it is just everywhere that overflows: its costumes, its lighting, its camerawork, its juxtaposition, its projections, so on and so forth. Its tempo of the film makes you flow like a river that breeds lives and cultures at the very same time.


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