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

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Angelo Mandolesi
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Andrea Corsale
Carlo Cecchi ...
Judge Michele de Francesco
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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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$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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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
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Armored Life

This is an example of what Italians call an "Armored Life". Judges who are fought by their willingness to bring justice to the people of Italy and the risk of losing their lives or their loved ones. The story of a magistrate who practically spends his daily life with the five men of his escort in the effort to shed light the Mafia's organizational structure and its brain trust.

Two realities: Judge De Francesco, his men and an almost invisible enemy who serves them shocks of adrenaline instead of coffee every morning when they start their day. Amendola and Cecchi skillfully portray a reality still unknown to many and very familiar to many of those who were or are still involved with the fight against organized crime in Italy. Very realistic in each detail.


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