Based on an explosive true story - only a fearless man would take on the Mafia in their home territory of Sicily. Those who die trying are called "excellent cadavers." But for Giovanni Falcone (Chazz Palminteri), it becomes an obsession - and one for which he will risk everything. Falcone finds himself targeting the Mafia when he uncovers mob ties to drug-dealing, government pay-offs and murder. But his biggest break comes with the arrest of Tommasso Buscetta (F. Murray Abraham) known as the "Godfather of Two Worlds." In exchange for Falcone's promise of security, Buscetta exposes the inner workings of the Mafia and the secret multi-family commission that threatens the lives of all who seek to imprison them. Armed with this information, Falone plans a massive assault on the crime family resulting in a trial with nearly 500 defendats and over 1,000 lawyers and witnesses. There is more than Falcone's career on the line, as every moment brings him either closer to victory or closer to joining the growing list of EXCELLENT CADAVERS.

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Excellent Cadavers (1999)

Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller

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Based on an explosive true story - only a fearless man would take on the Mafia in their home territory of Sicily. Those who die trying are called "excellent cadavers." But for Giovanni Falcone (Chazz Palminteri), it becomes an obsession - and one for which he will risk everything. Falcone finds himself targeting the Mafia when he uncovers mob ties to drug-dealing, government pay-offs and murder. But his biggest break comes with the arrest of Tommasso Buscetta (F. Murray Abraham) known as the "Godfather of Two Worlds." In exchange for Falcone's promise of security, Buscetta exposes the inner workings of the Mafia and the secret multi-family commission that threatens the lives of all who seek to imprison them. Armed with this information, Falone plans a massive assault on the crime family resulting in a trial with nearly 500 defendats and over 1,000 lawyers and witnesses. There is more than Falcone's career on the line, as every moment brings him either closer to victory or closer to joining the growing list of EXCELLENT CADAVERS.

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Cast
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Chazz Palminteri

Giovanni Falcone
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F. Murray Abraham

Tommaso Buscetta
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Anna Galiena

Francesca Falcone
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Andy Luotto

Paolo Borsellino
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Lina Sastri

Agnese Borsellino
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Arnoldo Foà

Judge Antonino Caponnetto
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Ivo Garrani

Judge Gaetano Costa
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Gianmarco Tognazzi

Ninì Cassara
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Pierfrancesco Favino

Mario
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Mattia Sbragia

Judge Quinzi
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Francesco Benigno

Pino Greco
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Mario Erpichini

Judge Rocco Chinnici
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Victor Cavallo

Totò Riina
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Giuseppe Cederna

Judge Giuseppe Ayala
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Stefano Benassi

Inspector
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Salvatore Billa

Initiation Mafioso
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Bruno Bilotta

Salvatore Inzerillo
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Paolo Buglioni

Reporter 3
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Luigi Maria Burruano

Luciano Leggia
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Allan Caister

Judge Alfonso Giordamo
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Paolo Calissano

Policeman #1
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Fabio Carfora

Trial Mafioso
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Francesco Carnelutti

Judge Meli
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Carla Cassola

Chinnici's Wife
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Giulio Colavolpe

Anchorman
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Mario Colucci

Clerk 1
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Antonio Carlos De Carvalho

Policeman #2
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Joanna De Carvalho

Maria Buscetta
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Massimiliano Delgado

Guard with Handcuffs
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Giovanni Di Benedetto

Michele Greco
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Sandro Dori

Mafioso with Stapler
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Cyrus Elias

Magistrate #4
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Giuseppe Ieracitano

Young Buscetta
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Lorenza Indovina

Laura Cassara
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Renato Izzo

General Dalla Chiesa
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Frank Karla

Elevator Magistrate
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Emidio La Vella

Court Attendant
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Loris Loddi

Sleazy Lawyer #1
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Veronica Logan

Secretary #1 (as Veronika Logan)
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Fausto Lombardi

Mafioso #2
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Eugene Luotto

Archbishop
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Antonio Manzini

Messina
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Eugenio Nicola Marinelli

Pippo Caló
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Federico Marras

Escort #2
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Sonia Martinelli

Reporter
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Ricky Memphis

Mafioso #1
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Cristina Moglia

Anchorwoman #2
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Luis Molteni

Sleazy Lawyer #2
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Raffaele Mottola

Expert #3
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Alexia Justine Murray

Anchorwoman
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Giuseppe Oppedisano

Policeman
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Federico Pacifici

Judge Diana
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Paolo Paoloni

Senator Salvatore Lima (as Paolo Arturo Paoloni)
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Elena Paris

Emanuela S.C. Dalla Chiesa
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Davide Petrucci

Manfredi Borsellino
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Imma Piro

Cristina Buscetta
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Elzhana Popova

Maria (as Eljana Nikolova Popova)
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Paryso Pourmoneshi

Reporter #2
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Mario Prosperi

Magistrate #2
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Pietro Ragusa

Reporter #1
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Carlo Reali

Presiding Magistrate
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Remo Remotti

Expert #1
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Luciano Roffi

Reporter #3
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Stefano Sabelli

Reporter #2
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Riccardo Salvino

Magistrate #1
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Sara Scarpati

Lucia Borsellino
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Monica Scattini

Francesca's Colleague
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Carlo Silvani

Nino Salvo
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Priscilla Sperandeo

Cassara's Daughter
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Tony Sperandeo

Stefano Bontade
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Tony Sperandeo Jr.

Cassara's Son
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Robert Steiner

Clerk #2
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Andrea Tidona

Mayor
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Fabio Tofi

Escort #1
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Ricky Tognazzi

Prison Director
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Renato Tondinelli

Tilo Inzerillo
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Maurizio Torrealta

Expert #2
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Franco Trevisi

Mafioso #3
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Emanuele Carucci Viterbi

Pecorelli
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Lorenzo Wilde

Reporter #1
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Guido Zaccagnini

Porter
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Marta Zoffoli

Reporter
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Simona Izzo

Woman at Falcone's Wedding (uncredited)
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Bruno Scipioni

Assembly Judge (uncredited)
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Ivan Zingariello

Journalist (uncredited)
Crew
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Ricky Tognazzi

Director
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Excellent Cadavers

(DVD, Snapper)

4/4/2000

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