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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.

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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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23 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Der Sizilianer  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Gore Vidal did some uncredited rewrite work on the film. Vidal sued both screenwriter Steve Shagan and the Writer's Guild of America to receive screenplay credit. "I was defrauded of my work." Vidal eventually won the suit against WGA. In the DVD commentary of Year of the Dragon (1985), Michael Cimino said he learned a lot from working with Vidal. See more »

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In the film Guiliano is seen smuggling grain to give to the starving. In reality he sold it on the black market. See more »

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[last lines]
Don Masino Croce: [by Guiliano's grave] Why couldn't he... why wouldn't he come to me?
Hector Adonis: Why should he? He was his own father. He invented himself. You and I... now...
[he sobs]
Hector Adonis: ... He's gone.
Don Masino Croce: What next?... What next?
Hector Adonis: There is nothing next. There never is... here!
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Referenced in Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Christopherem Lambertem (2014) See more »

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Worth watching
21 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is not as bad as many say. It is somewhat melodramatic at times, but not too often. I really enjoy watching it and recommend it. The main problems with the movie are, the music and acting. The opening song in the film is great and it leads you to believe the film will be a near masterpiece. But there is this one song that is used during some romantic moments, and it just plain sucks. It kills any effect the film had. Then there is the acting. Lambert is one of the worst actors i have ever seen. Simple. However, this movie is probably his best work. The violence in the film is intense which keeps your attention and the cinematography is rather beautiful (One of Cimino's greatest abilities) So, if you can find a copy, watch it.


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