6.7/10
946
7 user 7 critic

Falcone (1999)

Excellent Cadavers (original title)
Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading ... See full summary »

Director:

Ricky Tognazzi

Writers:

Alexander Stille (book), Peter Pruce (teleplay)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Path to War (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the mid 1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson (Sir Michael Gambon) and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin
Recount (TV Movie 2008)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Denis Leary
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. ... See full summary »

Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: James Woods, Mercedes Ruehl, Lolita Davidovich
The Gathering Storm (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Winston Churchill's wilderness years prior to World War II, when only he could see the threat that Adolf Hitler and a rearmed Germany posed to Europe.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent
Falcone (2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Amy Carlson, Jason Gedrick, Sonny Marinelli
Dirty War (TV Movie 2004)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A terrorist group detonates a radiological dispersal device (RDD) in Central London. Due to a lack of preparation, training, and resources, chaos ensues.

Director: Daniel Percival
Stars: Gavin Abbott, Joanne Adams, Shamshad Akhtar
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the first ever "anti-mafia judges pool" established in the '80s at the Palermo Courthouse, in Sicily, in the '80s, while two mafia families started a 10-year-long war to obtain... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara
Stars: Michele Placido, Anna Bonaiuto, Giancarlo Giannini
Vendetta (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the late-80s and early-90s, two prosecutors went after the mob in Sicily. Archival footage, gruesome photographs and new interviews are shown.

Director: Marco Turco
Stars: Giuseppe Ayala, Letizia Battaglia, Alexander Stille
Mistrial (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A community activist charged with the of killing two cops, one of them his ex-wife, is found not guilty due to lack of evidence. The arresting detective takes the judge, jury, and defendant... See full summary »

Director: Heywood Gould
Stars: Bill Pullman, Robert Loggia, Blair Underwood
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In New York, South Bronx's main police precinct is nicknamed Fort Apache by its employees who feel like troopers surrounded by hostiles in a wild west isolated outpost.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Paul Newman, Edward Asner, Ken Wahl
Witch Hunt (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In a twisted 1950's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Bogosian
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chazz Palminteri ... Giovanni Falcone
F. Murray Abraham ... Tommaso Buscetta
Anna Galiena ... Francesca Falcone
Andy Luotto Andy Luotto ... Paolo Borsellino
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri ... Agnese Borsellino
Arnoldo Foà ... Judge Antonino Caponnetto
Ivo Garrani Ivo Garrani ... Judge Gaetano Costa
Gianmarco Tognazzi Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Ninì Cassara
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Mario
Mattia Sbragia ... Judge Quinzi
Francesco Benigno Francesco Benigno ... Pino Greco
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ... Judge Rocco Chinnici
Victor Cavallo Victor Cavallo ... Totò Riina
Giuseppe Cederna ... Judge Giuseppe Ayala
Stefano Benassi Stefano Benassi ... Inspector
Edit

Storyline

Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to attack the mobsters. He is aided by a former mobster (F. Murray Abraham) who volunteers to turn state's evidence after his sons are killed by a renegade mob chief. With the mobster's help, the prosecutor was able to obtain over 300 convictions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They have a name for government officials who defy the mafia...excellent cadavers.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Bosnian | Croatian | Serbian

Release Date:

16 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Falcone See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,695, 16 July 2006

Gross USA:

$22,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,300
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The woman who catches the bouquet at Giovanni Falcone and Francesca Morvillo's wedding is Simona Izzo, director Ricky Tognazzi's wife. See more »

Goofs

The events in this film take place in 1992. For their anniversary, Francesca Falcone gives Giovanni Claudio Abbado's Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. The cover of the CD box is shown around 1:17:06 of the DVD, According to DG's web site, the international release date of the recording was July 3, 1995. See more »

Connections

Version of Excellent Cadavers (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well-done quasi-documentary
11 September 2000 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

This film, largely created in Palermo, is a decidedly solid attempt, in a quasi-documentary form, at presenting many of the facts revolving about the courageous efforts of the Sicilian judge, Giovanni Falcone (played by Chazz Palminteri), to staunch the political power of the Mafia in Italy. Few real-life stories could be as dramatic or as meaningful to a nation as Falcone's sacrifice for his country. Director Ricky Tognazzi, son of Ugo, kept this work within a tight and neatly edited framework. The acting was solid throughout, particularly by Palminteri and Anna Galiena. It will probably be of limited interest to those not familiar with the facts upon which it is based, but will reward those who watch it by its well-crafted performances by cast and crew.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed