The Palermo Connection

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The Palermo Connection ★★ 1991 (R)

Not the action-thriller the cassette box claims, but a cynical study of a crusading N.Y.C. mayoral candidate who honeymoons in Mafia-haunted Sicily and learns that the war on crime has already been lost. Remote adaptation of “To Forget Palermo” by Edmonde Charles-Roux. 100m/C VHS . James Belushi, Mimi Rogers, Joss Ackland, Philippe Noiret, Vittorio Gassman, Carolina Rosi; D: Francesco Rosi; W: Francesco Rosi, Gore Vidal, Tonino Guerra; C: Pasqualino De Santis; M: Ennio Morricone.