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The Flight of the Innocent (1992)

La corsa dell'innocente (original title)
The boy Vito is a portrait of beauty and wide-eyed innocence spawned from a violent family of kidnapers and murderers in the South of Italy. When his entire family is murdered by a rival ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Federico Pacifici ...
Salvatore Borghese ...
Vito's Father (as Sal Borgese)
Lucio Zagaria ...
Giusi Cataldo ...
Massimo Lodolo ...
Anita Zagaria ...
Vito's Mother
Isabelle Mantero ...
Severino Saltarelli ...
Scarface's Driver
Gianfranco Barra ...
Giovanni Pallavicino ...
Vito's Grandfather
Anna Lelio ...
Vito's Grandmother
Don Silvio
Ester Galazzi ...
Old woman


The boy Vito is a portrait of beauty and wide-eyed innocence spawned from a violent family of kidnapers and murderers in the South of Italy. When his entire family is murdered by a rival clan of kidnapers, Vito must flee for his own life and in the end attempts to make atonement for some of his family's sins. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of graphic violence, and for some language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

9 October 1992 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Flight of the Innocent  »

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$49,472 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Fantastic Italian Thriller

If you are looking for a movie that has a great story, well done acting,fantastic direction and a score that will give you goosebumps when you hear it, look no further Flight of the Innocent is a Masterpiece of pure action and excitement.

I have just finished viewing this movie for the fifth time and I am still not bored with it. I am writing this review now since I have just found out that it has finally been released on DVD, which now is probably the best chance to view this movie better at home.

I have this movie on video bought years ago when it came out and the movie although now 10 years old has not aged a bit. One reviewer asked where the boy got hold of the address, without give any details away about the plot,I would like to point out that the address was written on the boy's bag.

Like I stated before, I have seen this movie more than once and the movie has no plot holes at all. The movie is quite violent especially the shootings, but also a very intelligent one that grabs the viewer from the very start and never lets go.Take note of this movie and if you see it at your local DVD store give it a rent. You will not be disappointed. 10/10

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