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Falcone [DVD] [2000]


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  • Actors: Chazz Palminteri, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Galiena, Andy Luotto, Lina Sastri
  • Directors: Ricky Tognazzi
  • Writers: Alexander Stille, Peter Pruce
  • Producers: Bill Unger, David Nichols, Renato Izzo
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Full Screen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Mosaic
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Feb. 2003
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004SC9G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,338 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Ricky Tognazzi, son of celebrated actor Ugo, directs this true life crime saga. Giovanni Falcone (Chazz Palminteri) and Paolo Borsellino (Andy Luotto) were the two Italian prosecutors who risked their lives by taking on the mafia. Aided by the legendary mafioso Tommasso Buscetta (F Murray Abraham), whom they extradited from Brazil, their crusade for justice culminated in the prosecution of 475 men, and the destruction of the organised underworld in Sicily.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By rwelni@hotmail.com on 2 May 2002
Format: DVD
Ricky Tognazzi plays the emotional and charismatic prosicution lawyer Giavanne Falcone, willing to risk everything to bring the cosa nostra to its knees. This gripping and informarive true story is a must for anybody interested in the mafia and its past. A great lead profomance from Tognazzi and good suport cast puts this in the same caliber of film as A Bronx Tale or Hoodlum, a must watch.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Astore Stargazer VINE VOICE on 27 Feb. 2004
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Chazz Palminteri plays the role of Judge Falcone extremely well, binding together his life work against the treacherous and violent Sicilian Mafia, and the sacrifices that was made during his long but successfull campaign against an enemy without forgiveness.
Unlike so many of his Hollywood toughguy roles, Chazz Palminteri brought to life just how I imagined Falcone to be, in the book The Excellent Cadavers, in which the movie is based upon. I had heard so much about Falcone but when I heard that Palminteri was given the role I was sceptical as to how he would pull it off, however my fears were unheeded as he was the perfect choice.
The movie itself is very different from so many of the Mafia related films that we have been bombarded with over the years, but this gives everyone a different perspective as we see what it was like for the people who live in fear of that which they oppose on a daily basis, and as so many of thier fellow judges and politicians are been murdered around them it is good to show just what these people have to go through in order to what they believe is right, extremely good film, a must of your a Mafia historian.
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This is an HBO film and like all their productions is a work of quality. It does have a TV movie feel about it but that does not matter. There is non of the brainless antics in this that blights some blockbusters. There is certainly action if that is what you want as one judge after another is killed but that is not a reason to watch this. It is mainly the story of the dedicated brave Judge Falcone and his fight against the mafia. It is a dramatic
and moving film which might make you angry as well.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KateRG31 on 8 Oct. 2009
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Having read the book that this film was based on, 'Excellent Cadavers', I was really looking forward to this film, especially since it was an HBO production. However, there is far too much in the book to do the story justice in the space of one feature length film and I felt that too much was missed out. Falcone was a towering figure in the investigative judiciary, introducing innovative methods that actually worked against the mafia; yet he had such a roller coaster ride, being feted at one moment and then sidelined by jealous superiors the next and not enough was made of his continual setbacks. His promotion to Rome was really important because of the willingness of the minister to bring in strong anti-mafia measures (at last!)in response to a strong swell in public opinion against corruption, but not enough was made of that either. The impact of his death on the whole country, on the political class and on new anti-mafia informants was just added as a footnote. Maybe I just couldn't be objective because the book so impressed me but there was so much that was suspenseful in the book that really added to the story and didn't appear here; I felt a great sense of anticlimax at the end. The accents were also quite hard to understand so subtitles would have been handy too!
I think if HBO had given the care to this story that they gave the 'Sopranos', they could have been on to a winner. The fact that this film seems all but unknown in the UK speaks for itself.
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