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Il prefetto di ferro (1977)

The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it.

Director:

Pasquale Squitieri

Writers:

Arrigo Petacco (novel), Arrigo Petacco | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ... Prefetto Cesare Mori
Claudia Cardinale ... Anna Torrisi
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Magg. Spano
Massimo Mollica Massimo Mollica
Rossella Rusconi Rossella Rusconi ... Angela Mori
Rik Battaglia ... Antonio Capecelatro
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri
Enzo Fisichella Enzo Fisichella ... On. Galli
Salvatore Billa ... Francesco Dino
Benito Artesi Benito Artesi
Gianni Anzellotti Gianni Anzellotti
Loris Bazzocchi Loris Bazzocchi
Giulio Donnini Giulio Donnini
Vespasiano D'Amico Vespasiano D'Amico
Mario Granato Mario Granato
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Storyline

The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 September 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am the Law See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rizzoli Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

La ballata del prefetto mori
Performed by Rosa Balistreri (Guitar and Vocals)
Lyrics By Ignazio Buttitta
Composed By Ennio Morricone
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Perfect Movie!
21 January 2002 | by luttensSee all my reviews

This is not a movie depicting the new Italian kingdom in the 19th century , it`s an absolutely true story about the struggle against the Sicilian Mafia. In 1925 Mussolini, who came to power 3 years ago, sent Cesare Mori/1872-1942/ to Sicily, as a police prefect, with the task of whiping the Mafia out.The Fascist regime was concerned about its power and influence, so the following 4 years entered the history as the time of the "Iron Prefect", who arrested and convicted over 2 000 mafiosi. His brave struggle ended in 1929, when he was dismissed and appointed senator in Rome, mainly because he attacked high-ranking Fascist officials, who were deeply involved with the Mafia. They proved to be too powerful to struggle against and Mori lost the war after winning so many battles /including the conviction of don Vito Cascio Ferro, the first known Capo di tutti Cappi/


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