Part 1 - PAOLA - Police Inspector Cattani fights a losing battle to save his loved daughter's sanity, after what she suffered (see "La Piovra", original mini-series). He loses her, and his ... See full summary »
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 Contessa Olga Camastra 6 episodes, 1986
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 Professor Gianfranco Laudeo 6 episodes, 1986
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 Professor Sebastiano Cannito 6 episodes, 1986
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 Paola Cattani 6 episodes, 1986
Nicole Jamet ...
 Else Cattani 6 episodes, 1986
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 Avvocato Terrasini 6 episodes, 1986
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 Frank Carrisi 5 episodes, 1986
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 Nicola Sorbi 5 episodes, 1986
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Alfredo Chiodi ...
 Bodyguard 5 episodes, 1986
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 Colonel Ettore Ferretti 4 episodes, 1986
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 Manuela Cannito / ... 4 episodes, 1986
Marco Aureli ...
 Assassin / ... 4 episodes, 1986
Bruno Di Luia ...
 Assassin / ... 4 episodes, 1986
Geoffrey Copleston ...
 Alfredo Ravanusa 3 episodes, 1986
Francesca Mori
Massimiliano Iacolucci ...
 Massimo Iacolucci 3 episodes, 1986
Sabrina Montegna
Umberto De Luca
Luciano De Ambrosis ...
 Commission Member 2 episodes, 1986
Sergio Rossi
Cesare Barbetti ...
 Reporter 2 episodes, 1986
Alberto Di Stasio
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ...
Tony Sperandeo ...
 Ravanusa's Manservant / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Ferdinando Arena
Renato Montalbano
Rocco Lerro ...
Stefano Mazzitelli
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 Girl in the Village Bar 2 episodes, 1986
Ennio Antonelli
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Victor Cavallo ...
 Alvaro Marilli / ... 2 episodes, 1986
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Part 1 - PAOLA - Police Inspector Cattani fights a losing battle to save his loved daughter's sanity, after what she suffered (see "La Piovra", original mini-series). He loses her, and his only trusted magistrate in the fight against The Octopus. Part 2 - FRIENDS IN COMMON - Cattani is approached by the Number 2 of his best friend in Rome to conspire against him, and ends up fighting for his life in prison, against thugs who are friends of his worst enemy. Cattani must swallow his pride, and recurs to the lustful Contessa who has other friends in common. Part 3 - RETURN TO ROME -Cattani's love life is as confused as his behaviour; he sleeps with the enemy, and is recruited to ITALA, the cultural association for the study of the ancestral popular traditions of Italy, The Octopus by another name. Part 4 - VENGEANCE - It leaves an acrid taste in Cattani's mouth, has he loses yet an important ally, and severes his ties with the beautiful Contessa, when he wakes up fire in enemy ground. ... Written by Artemis-9

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Commissario Corrado Cattani: I am a lonely man standing in the middle of a huge cemetery.
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Followed by La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema (1990) See more »

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new level, same story
18 January 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is difficult to review a series who likes with life in so great measure. because the secret of "La piovra" success is the presence of roots for central character. so, his fight is not part of Don Quijote battle. feelings, sacrifice, existence as hunting without end,fake allies and lost of friends, solitude in a large cemetery and ideals as food for a special form of duty. far to be a silhouette, Cattani is a warrior in search of justice not as beautiful idea but as need of sense for each of his day. it is strange to write about a legendary film. but this way to present it is good for remember it. because it is a movie who speaks about ordinaries problems of its public. in a special manner.


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