Based on the life of Salvatore Riina ('Totò u Curtu'), a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily.
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 Biagio Schiro 6 episodes, 2007
Salvatore Lazzaro ...
 Bernardo Provenzano 6 episodes, 2007
Simona Cavallari ...
Alessio Manno ...
 Young Bernardo Provenzano 5 episodes, 2007
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Antonino Gumina ...
 Young Calogero Bagarello 5 episodes, 2007
Gioia Spaziani ...
 Ninetta Bagarella 5 episodes, 2007
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Calogero Buttà ...
 Giovanni Riina 5 episodes, 2007
Matilde Piana ...
 Concetta Riina 5 episodes, 2007
Giacinto Ferro ...
 Michele Navarra 5 episodes, 2007
Claudio Castrogiovanni ...
 Luciano LIggio 5 episodes, 2007
Alessandro Pennacchio ...
 Vito Ciancimino 5 episodes, 2007
Ileana Rigano ...
 Madre Biagio 5 episodes, 2007
Giorgia Cardaci ...
 Leoluchina Sorrisi 5 episodes, 2007
Pier Luigi Misasi ...
 Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa 5 episodes, 2007
Paolo Ricca ...
 Luciano Maino 5 episodes, 2007
Vittorio Di Paola ...
 Commissario 5 episodes, 2007
Rosario Minardi ...
 Uomo Di Navarra 5 episodes, 2007
Alfredo Pea ...
 Vito Ciancimino 5 episodes, 2007
Massimo Venturiello ...
 Commissariio Mangano 5 episodes, 2007
Vincent Riotta ...
 Masino Buscetta 5 episodes, 2007
Orio Scaduto ...
 Tano Badalamenti 5 episodes, 2007
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 Arcangela Riina 5 episodes, 2007
Antonio Berardinelli ...
 Silvio Albertini 5 episodes, 2007
Eleonora Sergio ...
 Maria Nigro 5 episodes, 2007
Claudio Angelini ...
 Cesare Terranova 5 episodes, 2007
Pietro De Silva ...
 Boris Giuliano 5 episodes, 2007
Biagio Pelligra ...
 Pietro Scaglione 5 episodes, 2007
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 Stefano Bontale 5 episodes, 2007
Alessio Caruso ...
 Salvatore Inzerillo 5 episodes, 2007
Mimmo Mignemi ...
 Peppe Di Cristina 5 episodes, 2007
Maurilio Leto ...
 Pippo Calderone 5 episodes, 2007
Sergio Friscia ...
 Pochetcoffi 5 episodes, 2007
Mauro Marchetti ...
 Michele Greco 5 episodes, 2007
Luca Angeletti ...
 Scarpuzedda 5 episodes, 2007
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 Vito Maranza 5 episodes, 2007
Angelo Russo ...
 Ciccio Coniglio 5 episodes, 2007
Carlo Cartier ...
 Gaetano CostA 5 episodes, 2007
Luciano Miele ...
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 Marino Mannoia 5 episodes, 2007
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 John Gambino 5 episodes, 2007
Fulvio D'Angelo ...
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 Beppe Montale 5 episodes, 2007
Bruno Torrisi ...
 Ninni' Cassara 5 episodes, 2007
Nino D'Agata ...
 Ignazio Lima 5 episodes, 2007
Biagio Barone ...
 Pio La Torre 5 episodes, 2007
Natale Russo ...
Claudio Botosso ...
 Capitano Li Dommi 5 episodes, 2007
Alessandro Borgese ...
 Totuccio 5 episodes, 2007
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 Capitano Borgomanero 5 episodes, 2007
Katia Greco ...
Ada Pometti ...
 Mother of Teresa 5 episodes, 2007
Daniela Zanchini ...
 Laura Cassara' 5 episodes, 2007
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Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played by Palermo-born actor, Claudio Gioè, and the series was directed by Alexis Sweet and Enzo Monteleone. The film is inspired from the eponymous book-inquiry of Giuseppe D'Avanzo and Attilio Bolzoni. Written by Anonymous

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€15,000,000 (estimated)
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The miniseries has been watched by Salvatore Riina, now that he is in prison, raising some criticism on the coverage of the topic. See more »

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A must for all mafia-buffs!
16 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

After I bought this series on DVD and watched the first episodes, I found myself glued to the television, and finished the 4DVD set in two days. Riveting stuff! The Series follows 4 young boys from the town of Corleone. Two of these are celebrities like Toto Riina and Bernando Provenzano, eventual leaders of the Cosa Nostra, and the hero Biagio Schiro – who in the face of Mafiosi turns to the straight and narrow path (something of a rarity in the mafia stronghold of Corleone). Biagio vs Riina drives the story throughout the better part of 50 years and it is a classic case of cat and mouse.

The Main characters and the people connected to them (wifes and children) are well developed. I quite often found myself in the mindsets of both Schiro and Riina, and the actors portraying this pair did a great job. The only character I felt lacked something was Provenzano. He was a very important figure to the corleonesi-cosa nostra but is not as prominent as one would expect. However, acting, directing and dialogue are top notch in general. The hours just fly by! I particularly enjoyed the scenes between Schiro and Boris/Falcone, where there is some much needed comic relief and nice one-liners.

Don't get scared by the Italian, put the subtitles on and enjoy one of the best mafia tales of the 00's!


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