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La piovra 

Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus"). Even as his family and life are being destroyed by ... See full summary »
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1989   1987   1986   1984  
4 wins. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Michele Placido ...  Commissario Corrado Cattani 25 episodes, 1984-1989
François Périer ...  Avvocato Terrasini 19 episodes, 1984-1987
Paul Guers ...  Professor Gianfranco Laudeo 19 episodes, 1984-1987
Remo Girone ...  Tano Cariddi 13 episodes, 1987-1989
Patricia Millardet ...  Deputy Prosecutor Silvia Conti / ... 12 episodes, 1984-1989
Nicole Jamet Nicole Jamet ...  Else Cattani 12 episodes, 1984-1986
Florinda Bolkan ...  Contessa Olga Camastra / ... 13 episodes, 1984-1987
Jacques Dacqmine ...  Professor Sebastiano Cannito 12 episodes, 1984-1986
Cariddi McKinnon Nardulli ...  Paola Cattani 12 episodes, 1984-1986
Alice Di Giuseppe Alice Di Giuseppe ...  Greta Antinari 13 episodes, 1987-1989
Alfredo Chiodi Alfredo Chiodi ...  Bodyguard / ... 11 episodes, 1984-1989
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Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus"). Even as his family and life are being destroyed by ruthless criminals, the intrepid comissar keeps fighting... Written by Boris Shafir

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Corrado's crusade against the Mafia continues. See more »


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RAI wanted Franco Nero to play Corrado Cattani. But Damiano Damiani insisted on Michele Placido. See more »

Quotes

Antonio Espinosa: What is wrong with you?Say something!
Tano Carridi: I'm burning everything I have. you should do the same.
[blankly]
Tano Carridi: Fire is nice.
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Followed by The Octopus 10 (2001) See more »

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the struggle
3 February 2002 | by dannycboonSee all my reviews

La Piovra is more than a crime investigation series it's about the struggle of brave but also sad people for justice and freedom. the war on the mob has never been so great than in La Piovra here there are no real hero's or villains as in the hollywood movies every character is a normal person of flesh and blood in fact the give us a look in the mirror Corrado cattani is what everyone wishes to be he is out good side Tano Carridi is what we don't want to be but everybody has it's dark side and Tano is the best example for that haven't we all lie and manipulate. i've seen the show (episdos 1-7 ) a couple of times and the more i watch them the more i like them more and the more i understand it

hopefully i got to see the last episode (part10) very soon


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11 March 1984 (Italy) See more »

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