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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


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 long standing battle against the Mafia. She vows to put the unscrupulous businessman Espinosa, upon whom she lays the blame for the killing of Cattani, behind bars. Tano, who killed his wife, is already in prison; Silvia offers him mitigation if he testifies against the Mafia and Espinosa, but Tano remains silent. When Mimmo, the son of the influential Mafia-family Linori, is murdered in Sicily by an American, Masino, Silvia follows the killer all the way to the U.S., where his tracks disperse. Silvia has no idea that at the same time the former Italian policeman Davide Licata, who had to flee from the Mafia to New York for fear about the safety of his wife and son, is infil-trating the Linori family disguised as a domestic servant in order to prove their participation in international ... Written by Anonymous

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After Corrado Cattani is murdered, the mafia think they have won...


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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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 »


Tano Carridi: You are about to do something really foolish.
Andrea Linori: [pointing a gun at Tano] Maybe. But,you see... the thought of you still being able to walk through this world... to speak... to blend in with other people... it's unbearable. Your place is not here. It's in Hell.
Tano Carridi: There is no hell other than this world.
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My Heart and I
Written by Leonie Gane, Amii Stewart, Andrea Morricone, Ennio Morricone
Performed by Amii Stewart
(closing theme)
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the battle goes on
8 May 2002 | by dannycboonSee all my reviews

after corrado cattani is murdered maffia think they have won but they are wrong. Corrado's last girlfriend judge Silvia conti and ex policeman Davide licata won't let them.

The Battle goes on

this is the first episode without Michele Placido as the charismatic investigator and when this series first came out people were missing him,but without him this still is an excellent tvmovie

vittorio mezzogiornio is our new hero an italien ex cop living in new york and then going back to sicily to find the man responsible for the slaugter of his unit. Mezzogiorno is a good replacement for Placido not a broken man but a no-nonsense cop

out real hero of course is Patricia millardet as female judge Silvia Conti Corrado's last loved one she promise to find them all that's not only the assasins and those who ordered to kill but also those responsible of the dead of other innocent people

while Mezzogiornio and Millardet are the lead actors most credit goes out for Remo Girone as Tano carridi a brilliant played evil insaint character that in someways doesn't look that evil. Girone plays Tano in a way not even an american actor has played a bad guy.

La piovra 5 is as good as the first 4 parts it's another story of vengeance, betrayal, loyalty, corruption and death

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Release Date:

14 October 1990 (Italy) See more »

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