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Mario Puzo (novel)
Steve Shagan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 October 1987 (USA) See more »
Only one man ever dared to stand alone.
Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not such a bad movie See more (26 total) »


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Christopher Lambert ... Salvatore Giuliano

Terence Stamp ... Prince Borsa

Joss Ackland ... Don Masino Croce

John Turturro ... Pisciotta
Richard Bauer ... Hector Adonis

Barbara Sukowa ... Camilla, Duchess of Crotone

Giulia Boschi ... Giovanna Ferra

Ray McAnally ... Trezza

Barry Miller ... Dr. Nattore

Andreas Katsulas ... Passatempa

Michael Wincott ... Cpl. Silvestro Canio
Derrick Branche ... Terranova
Richard Venture ... Cardinal of Palermo
Ramon Bieri ... Quintana
Stanko Molnar ... Silvio Ferra

Oliver Cotton ... Cmdr. Roccofino

Joe Regalbuto ... Father Doldana
Tom Signorelli ... Abbot Manfredi

Aldo Ray ... Don Siano of Bisacquino
Nicholas Kepros ... University President
Justin Clark ... Boy
Trevor Ray ... Frisella, the barber
Barone Giovanni Gagliardo Di Carpinello ... Don Pidou of Caltanisetta
Guglielmo Inglese ... Don Arzana of Plani dei Greci
Don Luciano Cappucino ... Don Marcuzzi of Vallamira
Anita Laurenzi ... Mrs. Frisella
Agostino Trupia ... Young Frisella
Massimo Sarchielli ... Enzo
Emanuella Torri ... Maid
Riccardo De Torrebruna ... Adjutant
Gaspare Canzoneri ... Prison Doctor
Barone Francesco Agnello ... Ancient Nobleman
Geoffrey Copleston ... Pathe Journalist (as Geoffrey Copplestone)
Claudio Collva ... Barracks Policeman (as Claudio Collova)
Tony Sperandeo ... Barracks Policeman
Marino Matranga ... Col. Amato
Accursio Di Leo ... Valet
Leonardo Treviglio ... Policeman in Wheatfields
Franco Trevisi ... Policeman in Wheatfields
Danilo Mattei ... Lieutenant
Carlo Pavone ... Doctor in Emergency Clinic
Enrico Stassi ... Father
Chiara Carrafa ... Little Girl
Francesco Plaia ... Giuliano's Man
Isidoro Passanante ... Giuliano's Man
Leonardo Plaia ... Giuliano's Man
Matteo Ingrao ... Giuliano's Man
Vito Ingoglia ... Giuliano's Man
Gaspare Mirrione ... Giuliano's Man
Carmelo Anello ... Giuliano's Man
Marchesa Anna Lanza Di Mazzirino ... Duchess' Guest
Don Pepito Moncado Di Paterno ... Duchess' Guest
Donna Laura Moncada Di Paterno ... Duchess' Guest
Donna Olga Gagliardo Di Carpinello ... Duchess' Guest
Donna Matilda Gagliardo Di Carpinello ... Duchess' Guest
Lia Pasqualino Di Marineo ... Duchess' Guest
Professor Antonio Pasqualino ... Duchess' Guest
Giovanna Carducci ... Duchess' Guest
Pietro De Spuches ... Duchess' Guest
Delia Bucca ... Duchess' Guest
Principe Filiberto Di Camporeale ... Duchess' Guest

Directed by
Michael Cimino 
Writing credits
Mario Puzo (novel)

Steve Shagan (screenplay)

Gore Vidal  uncredited

Produced by
Sidney Beckerman .... executive producer
Joann Carelli .... producer
Michael Cimino .... producer
Bruce McNall .... producer
Original Music by
David Mansfield 
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson 
Film Editing by
Françoise Bonnot 
Casting by
Deborah Brown 
Production Design by
Wolf Kroeger 
Art Direction by
Stefano Maria Ortolani 
Costume Design by
Wayne A. Finkelman 
Makeup Department
Lynda Armstrong .... makeup artist
Nick Dudman .... prosthetic supply
Daniel Parker .... prosthetics
Daphne Vollmer .... hairdresser
Production Management
Michael Fuller .... unit production manager
Stefano Spadoni .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian W. Cook .... assistant director (as Brian Cook)
Michael Stevenson .... assistant director
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Sandro Tranchina .... assistant production designer
Clément Hurel .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... supervising sound editor
David Crozier .... sound mixer
Teri E. Dorman .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Michel Kharat .... boom operator
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Patterson .... supervising adr editor
Michele Sharp .... sound editor
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator (uncredited)
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Scott Forbes .... special effects foreman
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects coordinator
John McLeod .... special effects foreman
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Jordi Casares .... stunts
Billy Horrigan .... stunts
Sergio Mioni .... stunts
Joaquín Olías .... stunts (as Joaquin Olias)
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George Boner .... best boy
Tony Cridlin .... grip
David James .... still photographer
Roy Larner .... gaffer
Alex Thomson .... camera operator
Chyna Thomson .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Ethan Silverman .... location casting
Editorial Department
Lizi Gelber .... second editor (as Lizzie Gelber)
Music Department
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer
Todd Hayen .... orchestrator
Other crew
Paco Ardura Rojo .... wrangler
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Francisco Gonzales Carmona .... wrangler
Marcello Lanza .... assistant accountant
Timeteo Nevado Roman .... wrangler
Maureen Newman .... production accountant
Rudy Ugland .... boss wrangler
Lucas Uranga .... wrangler
Camilo Vila Novoa .... wrangler
Katherine Haber .... production associate (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
115 min | 146 min (Director's Cut)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Did You Know?

The role of Prince Borsa was offered to Dirk Bogarde.See more »
Factual errors: The film shows Guiliano trying to stop the massacre at Portella della Ginestre (blamed in the film on Terranova, who was one of the few of Giuliano's band who it's definitely known did NOT fire a single shot on that day). In reality Guiliano always accepted full responsibility for the massacre and expressed no sorrow for the victims.See more »
Salvatore Giuliano:[as he draws circles in the dust with a stick] What about the people?
Abbot Manfredi:The people? They are the dust you draw your circles in. THOSE are the people! Sicilians are hopeless. I mean exactly that! Nothing changes here... EVER!
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Not such a bad movie, 25 October 2004
Author: richusa555 from usa

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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