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A judge (based on real life judge Giovanni Falcone) on crusade to take down the Italian Mafia uses a gangster turned state's witness (a so-called "repenter") and a New York banker to do it. But things aren't quite what they seem.

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Pasquale Squitieri
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Falco
Tony Musante ... Vanni Ragusa
Erik Estrada ... Salvo Lercara
Max von Sydow ... Spinola
Rita Rusic Rita Rusic
Marino Masé
Ivo Garrani Ivo Garrani ... Boss Michele Ferro
Imma Piro Imma Piro
Philippe Lemaire ... (as Philippe Le Maire)
Giuseppe Mannajuolo Giuseppe Mannajuolo
Luigi Montini Luigi Montini
Marina Berti
Claudine Auger ... Rosa Ragusa
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Lercara's Henchman (as Gaetano Sperandeo)
Rik Battaglia
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A judge (based on real life judge Giovanni Falcone) on crusade to take down the Italian Mafia uses a gangster turned state's witness (a so-called "repenter") and a New York banker to do it. But things aren't quite what they seem.

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Crime | Drama | History

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 November 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bűnvadászok See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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C.G. Silver Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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

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Confusing Yet Uncanny
10 August 2004 | by mdefrancSee all my reviews

First and foremost I have to say that Squittieri could have used the real names of all the characters he intended to portray, starting with Judge Giovanni Falcone (Instead of Judge Falco), the "pentito" Tommaso Buscetta (Instead of Vanni Ragusa), "pidduista" Michele Sindona (Instead of Spinola), Chief of Palermo's Police Squara Mobile division Boris Giuliano (Instead of the Judge who gets blown away in the bar).

A rather uncanny resemblance to real life characters (Mafiosos and politicians) whose past and present roles in the affairs of Cosa Nostra are still being analyzed by judges and high ranking investigators. Photography was rather good and, useless to say, Morricone's sounds are the right complement to this portrait of Sicilian magistrates' lives.

Franco Nero needs to tone himself down a bit when playing such roles (Judge Falco). This motion picture is a must see. I also recommend Pizza Connection after this one.


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