MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,566 this week

Excellent Cadavers (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Crime | Thriller  -  16 October 1999 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 743 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 7 critic

Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 11 Mar 2011
 
a list of 1369 titles
created 06 Jan 2012
 
a list of 525 titles
created 29 Jan 2012
 
a list of 81 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Excellent Cadavers (TV Movie 1999)

Excellent Cadavers (TV Movie 1999) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Excellent Cadavers.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Lino Ventura, Tino Carraro, Marcel Bozzuffi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The true life story of mafia boss Joesph Bonanno. The story spans from Bonanno's early beginings in Italy, to his conquests in America.

Director: Michel Poulette
Stars: Martin Landau, Guido Grasso Jr., Bruce Ramsay
One Eyed King (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them.

Director: Robert Moresco
Stars: William Baldwin, Dash Mihok, Justin Bradley
Scar City (1998)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.

Director: Ken Sanzel
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Tia Carrere, Renée Estevez
L'ultimo dei Corleonesi (TV Movie 2007)
Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The rise and fall of sicilian most important mafia bosses after WWII: Luciano Liggio, Totò Riina and Bernardo Provenzano, all from Corleone. Their friendship and struggle against italian state.

Director: Alberto Negrin
Stars: David Coco, Stefano Dionisi, Marcello Mazzarella
L'ultimo padrino (TV Movie 2008)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A TV movie focused on former Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano and the policemen who tried to catch him.

Director: Marco Risi
Stars: Michele Placido, Daniele Pecci, Micaela Ramazzotti
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi
Stars: Massimo Dapporto, Elena Sofia Ricci, Emilio Solfrizzi
Falcone (TV Series 2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Jason Gedrick, Sonny Marinelli, P.R. Paul
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Giulia Michelini, Giordano De Plano, Paolo Pierobon
Corleone (1978)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?

Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Claudia Cardinale, Francisco Rabal
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Luigi Diberti, Claudio Gioè, Claudia Pandolfi
La piovra 2 (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Part 1 - PAOLA - Police Inspector Cattani fights a losing battle to save his loved daughter's sanity, after what she suffered (see "La Piovra", original mini-series). He loses her, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Michele Placido, Florinda Bolkan, Paul Guers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Andy Luotto ...
Lina Sastri ...
...
Ivo Garrani ...
Gianmarco Tognazzi ...
...
Mario
Mattia Sbragia ...
Judge Quinzi
Francesco Benigno ...
Pino Greco
Mario Erpichini ...
Victor Cavallo ...
...
Stefano Benassi ...
Inspector
Edit

Storyline

Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to attack the mobsters. He is aided by a former mobster (F. Murray Abraham) who volunteers to turn state's evidence after his sons are killed by a renegade mob chief. With the mobster's help, the prosecutor was able to obtain over 300 convictions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They have a name for government officials who defy the mafia...excellent cadavers.

Genres:

Drama | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

16 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Falcone  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,695 (USA) (14 July 2006)

Gross:

$10,390 (USA) (14 July 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The woman who catches the bouquet at Giovanni Falcone and Francesca Morvillo's wedding is Simona Izzo, director Ricky Tognazzi's wife. See more »

Connections

Version of Excellent Cadavers (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A docudrama with the emphasis on "docu"
10 February 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Excellent Cadavers" is an HBO docudrama which tells the story of Italian hero Giovanni Falcone; a Sicilian judge who dared to take on the Mafia in its homeland and did more to rid Sicily of its age old scourge than any other man since Mussolini. As with most docudramas, this film leapfrogs through time hitting the historical high-points while trying to maintain continuity and build a dramatic tale. The result is a better history lesson than dramatic biography and a film which will play best for those with a specific interest in the Sicilian Mafia of the late 20 century. (B-)


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Invisible movie carcavallo
Discuss Excellent Cadavers (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?