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Roberto Infascelli ...
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Lorenzo Renzi ...
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 Il Libanese (19 episodes, 2008-2010)
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ...
 Zeta (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
Claudio Spadaro ...
 Pigreco (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
Orlando Cinque ...
 Trentadenari (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Massimo De Francovich ...
 Il Vecchio (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Maurizio Gemito (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Roberta (14 episodes, 2008-2010)
Alberto Gasbarri ...
 Remo Gemito (13 episodes, 2008-2010)
Fausto Paravidino ...
 Ranocchia (12 episodes, 2008-2010)
Antonio Gerardi ...
 Sardo (11 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Puma (10 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Il Secco (10 episodes, 2008-2010)
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A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership (Lebanese is followed by his cohorts Freddo and Dandi) take place over twenty-five years, from the 1970's into the '90's, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government. Throughout these years Police Lieutenant Scialoia sticks to the gang's trail, trying both to bring them to justice and to win the heart of Dandi's girlfriend Patrizia. Written by Anonymous

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Excellent and realistic TV series
6 November 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I had heard nothing about this, I just saw it advertised on TV as "Italian Sopranos" so myself and my wife started watching it. We both agree that this is one of the best TV series we have seen.

The casting is spot on with the characters being totally believable and very very well acted. The attention to detail is fantastic seeing that it is set in Rome in the 70's (for the first series anyway) so the cars. clothes and hairstyles and even the home furnishings are all authentic.

The story is gripping as the gang go from plot line to plot line and the interactions between the characters keep you guessing as to what is going to happen next. The fact that its set against a backdrop of when Italy was going through a period of its history which involved the turmoil of corruption, terrorism and criminality and that's just the government, leaves you with a hard choice of who to root for.

All in all thoroughly entertaining and believable.

Mark S.


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