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The Boss1973

  • 3.9
Based largely on real people and actual events, Fernando Di Leo's action-packed film (the final part of his Milieu Trilogy) is his boldest commentary on corruption and the criminal underworld. A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the members of one mafia family except for Cocchi. Realizing that the instigator of the bomb attack is Daniello from another mafia family, Cocchi is determined to take his revenge. Lanzetta, a hired killer employed by Daniello is told to assassinate the rival family. Following Lanzetta's successful hit he finds himself in the midst of the ensuing gangland war, with Daniello attempting to turn him into the police, his boss' daughter kidnaped and the rival gang looking for revenge.

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A grand tour of Fernando Di Leo’s land of crime and corruption, where there is no honor among thieves—or cops, or politicians. This is a world of the double cross and the triple cross. No one gets out alive.

De Leo fuses the contemporary world of 1970’s Italian mafia and the classic Hollywood gangster picture with the presence of two veteran actors: Richard Conte, one of the great faces of the 40’s Noir; and the menacing visage of Henry Silva, face like a death mask. Supercharge the action with a high-energy soundtrack by Luis Bacalov, and you have one of Di Leo’s best mafia movies.

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A grand tour of Fernando Di Leo’s land of crime and corruption, where there is no honor among thieves—or cops, or politicians. This is a world of the double cross and the triple cross. No one gets out alive.

De Leo fuses the contemporary world of 1970’s Italian mafia and the classic Hollywood gangster picture with the presence of two veteran actors: Richard Conte, one of the great faces of the 40’s Noir; and the menacing visage of Henry Silva, face like a death mask. Supercharge the action with a high-energy soundtrack by Luis Bacalov, and you have one of Di Leo’s best mafia movies.

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Strange to see familiar faces in a foreign film. I recognized a couple of faces from the Godfather, and I remember Henry Silva from Ghost Dog, Way of the Samurai with Forrest Whitaker. I thought the film was well made, the cinematography was good and it kept to a good tempo. Certainly not Citizen Kane, but fun to watch.

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I did not like this movie I thought it was mediocre and predictable! average!

Excellent crime drama. Very entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Highly recommend it for viewing.