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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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Storyline

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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The Bodyguards  »

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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
(uncredited)
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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An action/suspense story WITHOUT CLICHES.
24 February 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

If you like cop vs. gangster movies, but are tired of the usual stuff, in which it seems the writer or director is trying desperately to both imitate and outdo some of the recent semi-hits, you should see this.

There is violence, suspense, possible betrayal- all the elements that make crime and crime-fighting fascinating, and yet there is never a sense of straining to create excitement. The characters, the events seem totally natural.

The atmosphere of the movie is often intimate, like some of the better war movies-- because the essence of the story is people being together in danger: the Mafia-fighting judge and his escort (bodyguards).

The film has a beginning and end, but its realism helps to naturally imply the past and future of the struggle in Sicily.


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