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The Sicilian Clan (1969)

Le clan des Siciliens (original title)
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A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

Auguste Le Breton (novel), Henri Verneuil (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Vittorio Manalese
Alain Delon ... Roger Sartet
Lino Ventura ... Commissaire Le Goff
Irina Demick ... Jeanne Manalese
Amedeo Nazzari ... Tony Nicosia
Philippe Baronnet Philippe Baronnet ... Luigi
Karen Blanguernon Karen Blanguernon ... Theresa
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Le juge
Gérard Buhr ... Un inspecteur
Elisa Cegani Elisa Cegani ... Maria Manalese
Raoul Delfosse Raoul Delfosse ... Léoni
Jacques Duby Jacques Duby ... Raymond Robel
Yves Lefebvre Yves Lefebvre ... Aldo Manalese
Edward Meeks Edward Meeks ... Le commandant de bord
Sally Nesbitt ... Mrs. Evans
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Storyline

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was shot in three languages (French, English and Italian) with the same cast. See more »

Goofs

While Sarte is using the drill/saw to escape through the floorboard of the police transport, you can clearly see the pre-cut guidelines he follows with the rotary cutting wheel. See more »

Quotes

Vittorio Manalese: Well, personally, I trust the engineer. He sounds okay to me. This is a professional job.
[Turns and looks at Roget Sarte]
Vittorio Manalese: You're the one I don't trust!
Roget: Me?
Vittorio: Yeah, you! All your brains are below your belt! You almost got us all in cold storage last night playing games in a whorehouse!
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Rousing Crime Caper
1 February 2006 | by twopiercesSee all my reviews

This French jewel heist is always entertaining due to crisp direction by Henri Verneuil and a script that never takes the usual path. It's great seeing Jean Gabin play the sophisticated patriarch of a Sicilian crime family that plots to hijack an airliner with $50 million in jewels. Alain Delon is his usual moody, wild-man self as the cold-blooded killer who is being sought by the French police and is a constant threat to the upcoming heist. Lino Ventura is a standout as the droll police inspector who's trying to quit smoking while chasing Delon. Great 60's period score by Ennio Morricone. It's not available on DVD, but Fox Movie Channel plays it occasionally. Much more fun than "Le Cercle Rouge" which was recently released on DVD to much fanfare.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

Italian | French | English

Release Date:

1 December 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sicilian Clan See more »

Filming Locations:

Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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