7.0/10
251
1 user 1 critic

Pizza Connection (1985)

R | | Crime, Drama | September 1985 (USA)
Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, ... See full summary »

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Damiano Damiani (screenplay), Damiano Damiani (story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Alessio Orano, Ornella Muti, Tano Cimarosa
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, Marilù Tolo
Certificate: M Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following a murder in a small Sicilian town, the new chief of the Carabinieri must fight corrupt officials, the frightened silence of witnesses and the local Mafia boss in order to solve the case.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Franco Nero, Françoise Fabian, Pierluigi Aprà
The Witch (1966)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A historian goes to a castle library to translate some ancient erotic literature. While there he discovers what he believes to be supernatural forces at work.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Richard Johnson, Rosanna Schiaffino, Gian Maria Volontè
I Am Afraid (1977)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Journey into the fears of the escort agent Graziano, guilty of knowing too much.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Erland Josephson, Mario Adorf
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The Mother Superior of a convent wields power in its most vicious forms. And as she as she destroys the people in her care, she herself becomes her own victim as she draws on all her spiritual powers to drive out the tempter.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Claudio Cassinelli, Lisa Harrow
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The film examines the relationship between successful film director Theo Steiner, and his boyhood friend Clem Da Silva. Clem feels that Theo's success has come at the price of his own; that Theo has stolen some of his ideas.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Tomas Milian, Elliott Gould, Nathalie Baye
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two Italian policemen investigate Mafia-influenced corruption within their own department.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Martin Balsam, Laura Trotter
The Inquiry (1987)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Roman Agent is sent to Palestine to investigate rumors of the resurrection of an executed criminal.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Phyllis Logan
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Franco Nero, Riccardo Cucciolla, Georges Wilson
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An agent's plot to overthrow an African nation is jeopardized by his friend's interference in the country's politics.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Tony Musante, Claudia Cardinale, John Forsythe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Placido ... Mario Aloia
Mark Chase Mark Chase ... Michele Aloia
Simona Cavallari Simona Cavallari ... Cecilia Smedile
Massimo De Francovich Massimo De Francovich ... Chief Prosecutor Santa Lucia
Renato Mori Renato Mori ... Commissioner Giovanni Astarita
Domenico Gennaro Domenico Gennaro ... Armando Ognibene
Adriana Russo Adriana Russo ... Hostess
Francesco Sciacca Francesco Sciacca ... Nicola Schirò
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Vincenzo (as Gaetano Sperandeo)
Marcello Perracchio Marcello Perracchio ... Masseria
Ida Di Benedetto Ida Di Benedetto ... Amanda Smedile
Massimo Liti Massimo Liti
Luigi Maria Burruano Luigi Maria Burruano ... Detective
Leonardo Marino Leonardo Marino ... Chief of Police
Luigi Nicolosi Luigi Nicolosi
Edit

Storyline

Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, his younger brother, for some help. Michele is a good guy not involved with the Mafia, that is trying to build his life on honesty and hard-working. Michele needs some money to give freedom to a prostitute he is in love, and Mario promise his help in change of an hands to set up his trap for the judge. Anyway Michele isn't made with the same "pasta" of Mario, he couldn't never be a real Mafioso and this causes many between the two brother and the Mafia. There is only a way for Mario to save his brother. A way that Mafia could like. Written by 1felco

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sicilian Connection See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed