The Sicilian Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for The Sicilian the Movie

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Adapted from the Mario Puzo novel and based on the life of Salvatore Giuliano. Chronicles the exploits of the men who took on the government, the Catholic Church, and the Mafia in an effort to make Sicily secede from Italy and become its own nation in the 1940s. Pretentious, overdone, and confused. This long, uncut version was unseen in America, but hailed by European critics; the 115-minute, R-rated American release is also available, but isn't as good. See "Salvatore Giuliano" (Francesco Rosi, 1962) instead of either version.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 146 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Italy, Adapted from a Play, Biopics: Politics, True Stories, Books to Film: Mario Puzo
Steve Shagan
Christopher Lambert, John Turturro, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, Barbara Sukowa
Alex Thomson
Michael Cimino
David Mansfield
Gladden Entertainment Corporation

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