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Porte aperte (1990)

R | | Drama | 29 March 1990 (Italy)
Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early ... See full summary »

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Judge Vito Di Francesco
Ennio Fantastichini ...
Tommaso Scalia
Renato Carpentieri ...
Console
Tuccio Musumeci ...
Lawyer Spatafora
Silverio Blasi ...
Attorney
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Rosa Scalia
Giacomo Piperno ...
Prosecutor
Lidia Alfonsi ...
Marchesa Anna Pironti
Renzo Giovampietro ...
President Sanna
Antonio Appierto ...
Lo Prete
Nicola Badalucco ...
Dr. Canillo
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Turi Catanzaro ...
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Domenico Gennaro ...
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Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks for a way to save the murderer from being shot, because he does not belive in capital punishment. Although he manages to save the man initially, he will pay a high price for it. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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29 March 1990 (Italy)  »

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$123,470 (USA)
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In the novel that inspired the movie, no details are given about Tommaso Scalia' sons. It is only told that he and his wife have three kids. In the movie they have one son who is named Leonardo after the name of Leonardo Sciascia, the author of the novel. See more »

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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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Boring, Demented Left-Wing Tripe
5 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Italian film actually makes a multiple-murderer into a sympathetic characters, almost a hero! Now that is just plain wrong.

Yup, it's another super Liberal filmmaker and his main point is to give us another anti-capital punishment film. In this movie, people who support the death penalty are called "fascists." Well, I used to be a flaming Left Winger and I remember calling anyone who disagreed with us a "fascist" back in the '60s, so I guess nothing has changed in that regard.

The main problem with this film isn't the obvious agenda - it's simply that it is boring. It starts off fine, then begins to lag very quickly and by halfway through, I think I began to start snoring. This movie is a "yawner." Pass it up.


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