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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

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 Commissario Corrado Cattani (7 episodes, 1987)
Giuliana de Sio ...
 Giulia Antinari (7 episodes, 1987)
Alain Cuny ...
 Nicola Antinari (7 episodes, 1987)
Luigi De Filippo ...
 Judge Venturi (7 episodes, 1987)
Remo Girone ...
 Tano Cariddi (7 episodes, 1987)
Lino Capolicchio ...
 Professor Mattinera (7 episodes, 1987)
François Périer ...
 Avvocato Terrasini (7 episodes, 1987)
Marie Laforêt ...
 Anna Antinari (7 episodes, 1987)
Franco Trevisi ...
 Kemal Yfter (7 episodes, 1987)
Alice Di Giuseppe ...
 Greta Antinari (7 episodes, 1987)
Adalberto Maria Merli ...
 Dino Alessi (7 episodes, 1987)
Gigi Reder ...
 Judge Venturi (5 episodes, 1987)
Pierre Vaneck ...
 Carlo Antinari (7 episodes, 1987)
Paul Guers ...
 Professor Gianfranco Laudeo (7 episodes, 1987)
Eolo Capritti ...
 Bald Man (4 episodes, 1987)
Renato Cortesi ...
 Agent Bert Di Donato (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Abbott Lovani (7 episodes, 1987)
Cyrus Elias ...
 Agent Bert Di Donato (7 episodes, 1987)
Paolo Roversi ...
 Bank Director (3 episodes, 1987)
Rossela Monaco ...
 Rosaria (3 episodes, 1987)
Calogero Buttà ...
 Salvo (3 episodes, 1987)
Scott Earick ...
 Agent Simms (3 episodes, 1987)
Giampiero Comanducci ...
 Tracker (3 episodes, 1987)
John Leamer ...
 Agent Bob 'Chioccia' (2 episodes, 1987)
Antonia Piazza ...
 Viviani's Wife (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Friar Bernardo (2 episodes, 1987)
Vittorio De Bisogno ...
 Mattinera's Secretary (2 episodes, 1987)
Antonio Orlando ...
 Officer Leo Settimelli (2 episodes, 1987)
Guido Cerniglia ...
 Commissario Di Venanzo (2 episodes, 1987)
Bruno Squeglia ...
 Doctor Morrone (2 episodes, 1987)
Antonio Cascio ...
 Officer Pastori (2 episodes, 1987)
Egidio Termine ...
 Carabinieri Officer (2 episodes, 1987)
Giampiero Albertini ...
 Senator Tarsoni (2 episodes, 1987)
Carlo Reali ...
 Avvocato Diletti (2 episodes, 1987)
Francesco Marzotto ...
 Restaurant Owner (1 episode, 1987)
Armando Sommaiolo ...
 TV Reporter (1 episode, 1987)
Marcello Tusco ...
 U' Papa (2 episodes, 1987)
Carla Monti ...
 Restaurant Owner (1 episode, 1987)
Claudia Razzi ...
 Principessa (1 episode, 1987)
Paola Leolini ...
 Soprano (1 episode, 1987)
Tiziana Bergamaschi ...
 Federica, Mattinera's Wife (1 episode, 1987)
Mauro Di Renzi ...
 Pianist (1 episode, 1987)
Oreste Rotundo ...
 Guard Antonio Viviani (2 episodes, 1987)
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Part 1 - GOOD AND EVIL - After the mafia killed his family, and a number of people who trusted him, Cattani sees a couple of criminals condemned to light sentences only. A DEA team brings him back from the mountain retreat with good monks, to the evil world of a drugs-for-arms deal. Solace comes in the form of new affections for a banker's daughters, who look like his lost wife and daughter. Part 2 - NO ESCAPE - Cattani uses a TV interview to reveal he found out about one of The Octopus telephone numbers. That is enough to spread havoc in the criminal rang, but the mafia leaves the American investigators no escape. Part 3 - THIRSTING FOR VENGEANCE - Cattani falls in love with Giulia, but his inquest does not go far, until Giulia's father dies, and her grandfather takes hold of the family bank again. Part 4 - REFUGE - The Antinari bank is backing the illegal arms deal, trusted friends and servants may not be what they seem, and Cattani is undecided between personal vendetta and life in... Written by Artemis-9

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Commissario Corrado Cattani: [at a wedding reception inside a police headquarters in Sicily] Thank you, thank you. But I'm not good with speeches. What should I say? Well I am happy. Yes, Im happy with this marriage, celebrated inside these walls where we live, for better or for worse, but we live. We must also live for those who we once loved and that are not with us anymore. Let us live, denouncing what isn't right, fighting those who won't speak. But we speak. It is important to speak, even if no-one listens, because ...
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Season 3 takes off with a bang!
5 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first season of La Piovra was fairly restrained in sets and locations as if it was not known if the series would be renewed; therefore, it took place mostly indoors in utilitarian offices and modest homes, relying on a good script and plot.

Season two followed the plot but with better locations, showing lovely hilltop villas in Umbria, small Silician coastal towns, the occasional northern Italian cities, and several Swiss locations. Once again, the plot was engrossing and required the viewer to pay attention as Inspector Corrado followed the money trail to uncover a conspiracy of important people and corrupt officials in banking, government, the military and industry conspiring with the Mafia to control every aspect of Italian life. Corrado's quest has cost him his family and he is out for vengeance.

By the time we reach Season 3, which continues with the same characters left alive after the first two seasons, but with most of the loose ends of the first two seasons tied off, the series really kicks into gear with some very high production values. Money is obviously being spent by now. Almost all the first episode takes place in the large northern city of Milan with some superb street scenes, a car chase and a stand off at the railway terminal. there is also a train journey to Switzerland. As one who has never visited Italy and has impressions of a succession of small medieaval towns with Roman ruins basking in the sun, seeing a large modern city with a cold winter climate was very enlightening. Once again, the conspiracy deepens and spreads further and further beyond Italy. When you have a series on DVD and put on the first disc in the evening and don't stop until the cock crows next morning, you know you have hit a winner.


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