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Blood Ties (1986)

Il cugino americano (original title)
An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.

Director:

Giacomo Battiato

Writers:

Corrado Augias (screenplay), Giacomo Battiato (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Davis ... Julian Salina
Tony Lo Bianco ... Judge Guiliano Salina
Vincent Spano ... Mark Ciuni
Barbara De Rossi ... Louisa Masseria
Arnoldo Foà ... Vincenzo Ammirati
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Romano
Delia Boccardo ... Sara Salina
Ricky Tognazzi ... Riccardo
Michael V. Gazzo ... Joseph Salina
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Caterina Ammirati
Joe Spinell ... Joey, New York Goon #1
James Andronica James Andronica ... Jimmy, New York Goon #2
Anita Bartolucci Anita Bartolucci ... Louisa's Secretary
Loris Bazzocchi Loris Bazzocchi ... Umberto
Calogero Buttà Calogero Buttà ... Tony
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Storyline

An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

14 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Ties See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Alternate Versions

Originally developed as a four-hour miniseries for Italian TV; released theatrically at 120 minutes and later shortened to 98 minutes for video. See more »

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Too much violence and killing in a low budget film
26 May 2001 | by John TalledoSee all my reviews

This movie is about the greed and power of a bunch of gangsters in the mafia from Sicily. They kill and torture people by blowing up cars and buildings in sick and disturbing ways. The characters are really crappy and the direction is really bad. Don't watch it.


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