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La scorta (1993)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 July 1994 (USA)
A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

Director:

Ricky Tognazzi

Writers:

Graziano Diana (story), Simona Izzo (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Amendola ... Angelo Mandolesi
Enrico Lo Verso ... Andrea Corsale
Carlo Cecchi Carlo Cecchi ... Judge Michele de Francesco
Ricky Memphis ... Fabio Muzzi
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Raffaele Frasca
Lorenza Indovina Lorenza Indovina ... Lia Corsale
Ugo Conti Ugo Conti ... Nicola
Rita Savagnone Rita Savagnone ... Angelo's Mother
Giovanni Alamia Giovanni Alamia ... Nino Carabba
Francesca d'Aloja Francesca d'Aloja ... Anna Spano
Giovanni Pallavicino Giovanni Pallavicino ... Padre Virzi
Giacinto Ferro Giacinto Ferro ... M.P. Nestore Bonura
Guia Jelo Guia Jelo ... Rosalia Carabba
Benedetto Raneli Benedetto Raneli ... President Caruso
Francesco Siciliano ... Policeman Marchetti
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Storyline

An honest Judge, with marriage problems, volunteers for a job, in a corrupt area of Sicily, the previous holder of this job having been assasinated along with his Escort. The new Judge, and his Escort (which now contains a friend of the previous Escort)attempt to discover whose palms were greased to allow a local 'Water Monopoly' to develop, while avoiding assaination attempts. Apparently based on true events !!! Written by MylesG <mpgort@essex.ac.uk>

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Protection is the job. Justice is the goal. Death is the price.


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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bodyguards See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$147,394
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Fabio Muzzi: My transfer came through... but I can't be at their beck and call. I wanted to ask if you could recommend that I stay. I'm not crazy. I don't want to die either. but... I'm not brave enough to leave.
Judge Michele de Francesco: [Gratefully] Grazie.
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Happy Birthday to You
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Pointless political thriller
27 February 2003 | by gazineo-1See all my reviews

'Scorta,La' is a pointless and deceptive political thriller that really lacks force, intensity and good drama situations. A group of bodyguards is commited with the defense of a serious and honest judge that fights against the mob and the organized crime in South Italia. An interesting premise that receive a shallow treatment by Mr. Tognazzi and his screenwriters. The ending is inconclusive and completely not satisfactory. Some good footage on Sicilia. I give this a 5 (five).


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