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I guappi (1974)

In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some ... See full summary »

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Lucia Esposito
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Nicola Bellizzi
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Don Gaetano Fungillo
Lina Polito ...
Nanina Scognamiglio
Rita Forzano ...
Luisella
Antonio Orlando ...
Pasquale Scalzo
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Aiossa
Rosalia Maggio ...
Amalia Scognamiglio
Edoardo Mascia ...
Don Antonio
Nino Vingelli ...
Gigino la Charonge
Benito Artesi ...
Pazzariello
Antonio Ferrante
Sonia Viviani ...
Donna Maria
Anna Walter ...
Donna Amalia
Marcello Filotico ...
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In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some of his blood relations are high-ranking members of the Mafia. He tries to break away from his family obligations, but falls into a life of crime and violence. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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It wants to be a hollywood epic.
2 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a good film, good solid performances and a compulsive if somewhat cliched storyline. The main problem is that it seems at times that it would like to be on a par with hollywood big budget productions, and it really is much too home grown Italian for that. Nevertheless, on its own merits this is well worth a visit, Nero is as good as always and Fabio Testi is magical, it is a mystery why he did not become one of the giant names of international cimema. If you cannot see it any other way the old British video release is a horrid pan & scan, sometimes "needs must".


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