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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Salvatore Giuliano
... Prince Borsa
... Don Masino Croce
... Pisciotta
Richard Bauer ... Hector Adonis
... Camilla, Duchess of Crotone
... Giovanna Ferra
... Trezza
... Dr. Nattore
... Passatempa
... Cpl. Silvestro Canio
Derrick Branche ... Terranova
Richard Venture ... Cardinal of Palermo
... Quintana
... Silvio Ferra
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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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Albert Finney was offered the role of Don Masino Croce. He was starring in a West End play at the time and declined, as there was no script. 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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Don Masino Croce: I'm not much of a reader. Mathematics - a mystery, or I can add, of course, and subtract...
Hector Adonis: ...and divide!
Don Masino Croce: You flatter me.
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Version of Salvatore Giuliano (1962) See more »

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Lambert = wooden
31 March 2005 | by See 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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