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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 »

Director:

Martin Ritt
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

Much of the film's failure was attributed to the far-fetched notion of Kirk Douglas and Alex Cord believably portraying the physical aesthetic and singular temperament of Sicilians. But Douglas, who fancied this as a welcome stretch in his acting range, produced the picture himself, so there was no one to argue the casting process. Four years later, Marlon Brando would successfully achieve the stretch that Douglas sought with his Oscar-winning performance in The Godfather (1972). See more »

Connections

Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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Excellent precursor to the Godfather
23 July 2001 | by RonnieJamesDioSee all my reviews

When this movie first came out it was unfairly shunned by critics and the movie industry. But now 31 years later The Brotherhood can now fully be enjoyed by fans as an excellent precursor to the Godfather. Kirk Douglas heads an all-star cast in this excellently written, excellently acted,and most of all excellently made picture.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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