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La scorta (1993)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  8 July 1994 (USA)
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A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Amendola ...
Angelo Mandolesi
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Andrea Corsale
Carlo Cecchi ...
Judge Michele de Francesco
Ricky Memphis ...
Fabio Muzzi
Tony Sperandeo ...
Raffaele Frasca
Lorenza Indovina ...
Lia Corsale
Ugo Conti ...
Nicola
Rita Savagnone ...
Angelo's Mother
Giovanni Alamia ...
Nino Carabba
Francesca d'Aloja ...
Anna Spano
Giovanni Pallavicino ...
Padre Virzi
Giacinto Ferro ...
M.P. Nestore Bonura
Guia Jelo ...
Rosalia Carabba
Benedetto Raneli ...
President Caruso
Francesco Siciliano ...
Policeman Marchetti
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An honest Judge, with marriage problems, volunteers for a job, in a corrupt area of Sicily, the previous holder of this job having been assasinated along with his Escort. The new Judge, and his Escort (which now contains a friend of the previous Escort)attempt to discover whose palms were greased to allow a local 'Water Monopoly' to develop, while avoiding assaination attempts. Apparently based on true events !!! Written by MylesG <mpgort@essex.ac.uk>

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Protection is the job. Justice is the goal. Death is the price.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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8 July 1994 (USA)  »

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$147,394 (USA)
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Fabio Muzzi: My transfer came through... but I can't be at their beck and call. I wanted to ask if you could recommend that I stay. I'm not crazy. I don't want to die either. but... I'm not brave enough to leave.
Judge Michele de Francesco: [Gratefully] Grazie.
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Happy Birthday to Tou
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Melody written by Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill (1893)
Current lyrics first in print (1912)
Sung in Italian at Judge's daughter's birthday.
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Powerful Italian cop thriller
6 June 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

"La Scorta" is a film about a group of Italian police officers that has to protect a judge from mafia killers. A very simple story, but effectively made with great young actors who understand to give life to their roles, especially main actor and squad leader Claudio Amendola.

Director Ricky Tognazzi, son of famous Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi, also focuses on the private lives and problems of the squad members as well as on a critical view on the corrupt Italian society controlled by the mafia in many ways. Additionally it's very thrilling and powerful all the time, with a great sound track by legendary Ennio Morricone and with the policemen always high on emotion, just waiting for the next sniper or car bomb just around the corner.

As in many Italian mafia movies, there is no happy end and there are no big main villains to track down, but it's rather a question of escaping from an invisible and almighty power that rules everything. Watch this entertaining and very thrilling cop movie that stands for the powerful new Italian cinema of the nineties!


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