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The Sicilian


In the 1940s, a Sicilian called Salvatore Giuliano (Christopher Lambert) wants to bring justice to his island and takes on both the church and the Mafia. This reality-based story is Michael Cimino’s attempt to make a Godfather movie, but it was a disaster. There isn’t much that feels credible in the depiction of Sicily and the filmmakers create no interest in neither the love story nor the historical background. The narrative is jumbled and the cast a little too motley, with Lambert making no impression whatsoever in the lead.Ā 

1987-U.S. 146 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Michael Cimino. Novel: Mario Puzo. Cast: Christopher Lambert (Salvatore Giuliano), Terence Stamp (Prince Borsa), Barbara Sukowa (Camilla), Giulia Boschi, Joss Ackland, John Turturro.

Trivia: Also available in a 115 min. version. Gore Vidal did uncredited work on the script. This story was also told in Salvatore Giuliano (1962).



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