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Excellent Cadavers

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Excellent Cadavers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
92 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/12/06
director:
Marco Turco
distributor:
First Run Features
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B

Abandoning his inflated swagger, in Excellent Cadavers, Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a dogged investigator with a pragmatic approach to a quixotic goal: bringing down the Mob in Sicily. Based on a true story, the film, which first aired on HBO, punctuates its lurid violence with glimpses of the bureaucratic tedium of piecing together a landmark case against almost 500 mafiosos. It’s full of frightening, frustrating insight. B

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