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Directed by  Antonio Racioppi (it)
Music by  Carlo Rustichelli
Initial release  1973
Music director  Carlo Rustichelli
Producer  Carlo Infascelli
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Produced by  Carlo Infascelli
Cinematography  Riccardo Pallottini
Director  Antonio Racioppi
Story by  Carlo Infascelli
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Screenplay by  Vincio Marinucci Aldo Marcovecchio Ugo Moretti Luigi Cozzi Antonio Raciopi
Starring  Lionel Stander Rosanna Fratello Michele Placido Corrado Gaipa
Cast  Michele Placido, Lionel Stander, Rosanna Fratello, Corrado Gaipa
Similar  The Bloody Hands of the Law, Long Lasting Days, Processo per direttissima, Il caso Pisciotta, Tomato

The Black Hand (The Birth of the Mafia) (Italian: La mano nera) is a 1973 Italian crime film written and directed by Antonio Racioppi and starring Lionel Stander, Rosanna Fratello and Michele Placido.

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Plot

Italian-American cop Joe Petrosino infiltrates the Mafia in turn of the 20th century New York.

Cast

  • Lionel Stander as Lt. Joe Petrosino
  • Rosanna Fratello as Angela
  • Michele Placido as Antonio Turris
  • Corrado Gaipa as Avvocato
  • Luigi Pistilli as Don Nunzio Pantaleo
  • Philippe Leroy as The Professor
  • Roger Browne as State Attorney
  • Nino Vingelli as Don Gaetano
  • Annie Carol Edel as Mary
  • Mario Frera as Don Salvatore
  • Gilberto Galimberti as Tano Massara
  • Gianni Manera as Berto
  • Giacomo Rizzo as Nicola Gerace
  • Salvatore Billa as Hechman
  • Production

    Luigi Cozzi, one of the nine credited screenwriters on the film that producer Carlo Infascelli wanted to change the script depending on the actors demands. For example, Cozzi claims that Infascelli was had changed because Phillipe Leroy told him he desired some changes. Cozzi noted that he was phoned by Infascelli and was told to change the scenes per Leroy's demands within 24 hours. Cozzi noted he was often phoned and told to find reasons and ways things changed.

    Release

    The Black Hand was released in Italy on March 16, 1973 where it was distributed theatrically by Roma Film. The film grossed 230.363 million Italian lira on its theatrical run.

    Remake

    In 2017, Paramount announced that it has acquired the movie rights for an English language adaptation. The new film, due for release in 2018, will star Leonardo DiCaprio as Joe, and will be partly based on Stephan Talty's upcoming novelization of Petrosino's assassination.

    References

    The Black Hand (1973 film) Wikipedia


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