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The Brotherhood (1968)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 1969 (Austria)
The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ... See full summary »

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Martin Ritt
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kirk Douglas ... Frank Ginetta
Alex Cord ... Vince Ginetta
Irene Papas ... Ida Ginetta
Luther Adler ... Dominick Bertolo
Susan Strasberg ... Emma Ginetta
Murray Hamilton ... Jim Egan
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Don Peppino
Joe De Santis ... Pietro Rizzi (as Joe DeSantis)
Connie Scott ... Carmela Ginetta
Val Avery ... Jake Rotherman
Val Bisoglio ... Cheech
Alan Hewitt ... Sol Levin
Barry Primus ... Vido
Michele Cimarosa Michele Cimarosa ... Toto
Louis Badolati Louis Badolati ... Don Turridu
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The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother dictate otherwise, and he finds himself being slowly drawn back into that world. Written by anonymous

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Taglines:

Honor. Loyalty. Betrayal.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

1969 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hoods See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Brotherhood Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alex Cord didn't have to audition for his role as Vince Ginetta. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hell's Angels '69 (1969) See more »

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Artifact of its time before the themes became cliched
29 September 2002 | by cliff-19See all my reviews

I found it fascinating that ethnicity was seen here as an obstacle to progress. Four years later, after ROOTS and GODFATHER, the tone had changed drastically. Seeing this in 2002, I was struck by how carefully the feeling of an ethnic enclave was portrayed. The story goes over many of the themes that are now cliches, but were not at all in 1968.


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