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The Sicilian (1987)

Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.

Director:

Michael Cimino

Writers:

Mario Puzo (novel), Steve Shagan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Salvatore Giuliano
Terence Stamp ... Prince Borsa
Joss Ackland ... Don Masino Croce
John Turturro ... Pisciotta
Richard Bauer Richard Bauer ... Hector Adonis
Barbara Sukowa ... Camilla, Duchess of Crotone
Giulia Boschi ... Giovanna Ferra
Ray McAnally ... Trezza
Barry Miller ... Dr. Nattore
Andreas Katsulas ... Passatempa
Michael Wincott ... Cpl. Silvestro Canio
Derrick Branche Derrick Branche ... Terranova
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Cardinal of Palermo
Ramon Bieri ... Quintana
Stanko Molnar ... Silvio Ferra
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Storyline

Giuliano robs from the rich conservative landowners to give to the poor, serf-like peasants, who in turn hail him as their savior. As his popularity grows, so does his ego, and he eventually thinks he is above the power of his backer, Mafia Don Masino Croce. The Don, in turn, sets out to kill the upstart by convincing his cousin and closest advisor Pissciota to assassinate him Written by Anonymous

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Only one man ever dared to stand alone.

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Sizilianer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,720,351, 25 October 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,406,879
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gladden Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some dialogue from the film was used in a remix version of the song "Violet" by Seal 5:03. See more »

Goofs

The amount of shaving cream on Mayor Quintana's face when he is at the barbers. See more »

Quotes

Salvatore Giuliano: Have you ever had a bullet hit you?
Abbot Manfredi: I'm a Franciscan, not a Jesuit!
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Referenced in Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Christopherem Lambertem (2014) See more »

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Lambert = wooden
31 March 2005 | by msolini3See all my reviews

This is a fantastic story about rebellion against the odds, Mario Puzo's Novel is a splendid read. However, Christopher Lambert acting is completely wooden. Absolutely awful. He straight out looks and speaks like an American with a terrible attempt at a Sicilians accent. Very annoying to people that have read the book and looked forward to decent story being told. Too much emphasis on the relationship between the duchess and not Giovanna. Gives the viewer the impression of a stronger love connection (when it was just sex for revenge/future plans) between the duchess than when Giovanna (his true love in the book) sat by the sidelines. Crappy casting and a poorly adapted novel seems like Michael Cimino just missed the whole plot. could of been so much more. Oh well read the book instead.


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