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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.

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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 »

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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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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the best and most realistic mafia movie ever
18 January 2000 | by realmovieseekerSee all my reviews

This movie shows it like it is. In this movie Ferdinando di Leo was brave enough to use real unofficial incidents that were happening at the time,he even used some real names, or changed some by changing only a letter from the name, After this movie came, Ferdinando became paraniod that someone was going to "take care of him" for the content of this movie but nothing happend. This movie is great because, Di Leo doesn't make out the characters to be charismatic role models, but the cold blood assassins they really are. I give this movie 2 thumbs up. Plus and the end of the movie it sais to be continued, but not because theirs going to be a sequel, but becuase he just did a piece of mafia history, and the mafia continues, no good endings or bad endings, just a piece of history.


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