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The Boss (1973)

Il boss (original title)
In 1970s Palermo, a hit-man finds himself embroiled in the middle of a Mafia war between the Sicilians and the Calabrians.

Director:

Fernando Di Leo

Writers:

Peter McCurtin (novel), Fernando Di Leo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Silva ... Lanzetta
Richard Conte ... Don Corrasco
Gianni Garko ... Commissario Torri
Antonia Santilli Antonia Santilli ... Rina D'Aniello
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Avvocato Rizzo
Marino Masé ... Pignataro
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Melende
Claudio Nicastro ... Don Giuseppe D'Aniello
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Carlo Attardi
Mario Pisu Mario Pisu ... Onorevole Gabrielli
Vittorio Caprioli ... Il questore
Pier Paolo Capponi ... Cocchi
Andrea Aureli ... Don Antonino Attardi
Pietro Ceccarelli Pietro Ceccarelli ... Maione
Giulio Baraghini Giulio Baraghini ... Don Corrasco Man
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Storyline

A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don Corrasco's clan. Cocchi is determined to revenge. His actions, including the Corrasco's daughter kidnap, in a Palermo in which also the police is corrupted, will soon destroy the old equilibrium giving the way to an escalation of violence that won't save anyone. If Cocchi will survive to the mafia war he will be the new boss for sure. Written by 1felco

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Taglines:

Killer vs. killers.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 February 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Wipeout! See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineproduzioni Daunia 70 See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final part of Fernando Di Leo's "Milieu Trilogy" also including Caliber 9 (1972) and The Italian Connection (1972). See more »

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A hidden gem of Italian crime cinema
30 October 2003 | by spiralheadcaseSee all my reviews

I agree with the only other individual who has commented on this movie, it's a real 'mafia-action' classic from the early seventies and is gritty, well plotted and acted and has a very high body-count !

Our hero (or rather anti-hero), is a hit-man for the mafia, who proves his worth by rubbing-out half of a rival gang, whilst they were enjoying a private screening of some Scandinavian porn, launching grenades from the projection room- into the auditorium.......

I don't want to give away too-much but this film has enough twists and turns -double and treble crosses to keep any fan of the genre glued to the screen.

Also has a great score by Luis E. Bacalov - the main theme comes in times of action and thunders by like an express train carrying an angry Keith Moon, backed with fuzz-guitar, then flips into frantic jazz piano (has to be heard to be appreciated).

Has to be seen too !


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