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The Octopus 5 - The Heart of the Problem 

La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema (original title)
Superintendent Corrado Cattani is dead. After his lover, the beautiful judge Silvia Conti, recovers somewhat from the shock over his death, she decides to take vengeance and carry on his ... See full summary »




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Complete series cast summary:
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ...  Davide 'Dave' Licata 5 episodes, 1990
Patricia Millardet ...  Deputy Prosecutor Silvia Conti 5 episodes, 1990
Remo Girone ...  Tano Cariddi 5 episodes, 1990
Claudine Auger ...  Matilde Linori 5 episodes, 1990
Vanni Corbellini Vanni Corbellini ...  Andrea Linori 5 episodes, 1990
Ana Torrent ...  Maria Cariddi 5 episodes, 1990
Luigi Di Fiore ...  Officer Quadri 5 episodes, 1990
Agnese Nano ...  Gloria Linori 5 episodes, 1990
Alberto Gimignani Alberto Gimignani ...  Officer Maurizio Trevi 5 episodes, 1990
Orso Maria Guerrini ...  Giuseppe Carta 5 episodes, 1990
Riccardo Cucciolla ...  Riccardo Respighi 5 episodes, 1990
Bruno Cremer ...  Antonio Espinosa 5 episodes, 1990
Stefano Dionisi ...  Stefano 5 episodes, 1990
Orazio Orlando ...  Annibale Corvo 4 episodes, 1990
Delia Boccardo ...  Marta 4 episodes, 1990
Marco Di Stefano ...  Marco Corvo 4 episodes, 1990
Cosimo Fusco ...  Grillo 4 episodes, 1990
Fausta Maria Rigo Fausta Maria Rigo ...  Fiorella Respighi 4 episodes, 1990
Arian Nijborg Arian Nijborg ...  Ninni Linori 3 episodes, 1990
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After Corrado Cattani is murdered, the mafia think they have won...


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Claudine Auger plays the elderly mother of Vanni Corbellini. In real life, Auger is only 14 years older than Corbellini. See more »


Commissario Davide Licata: Don't you ever cry,or feel scared?
Silvia Conti: Once, in a backyard, in front of many people, I cried all my tears.
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My Heart and I
Written by Leonie Gane, Amii Stewart, Andrea Morricone, Ennio Morricone
Performed by Amii Stewart
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new beginning
18 January 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

fight against mafia has not end. only the actors are different. but the shadow of Cattani and his rules are present in each action. sure, at first sigh, absence of Michele Placido can be a risk. but, in this case, the story is better, the structure is clear. and the change has deep roots to be more than part of a legend. because Silvia Conti is not master of a legacy but herself. and this is the secret - each character has force to be more than silhouette of script. this series has another virtue - its reflects impressive precise team work. same measure, same force of acting. and great delicacy of details. a woman against crime. law more important than pure revenge. this is message. and its form is remarkable.

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Release Date:

14 October 1990 (Italy) See more »

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