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This crime action movie is based on Peter Maas' best-selling book The Valachi Papers. That book, in turn, is based on prison conversations and the actual U.S. Senate testimony of Joseph Valachi, a high-ranking figure in the Mafia. The book, which tells precisely who did what to whom, when and why, electrified the nation. This film had to be made in Italy, because attempts to shoot in the U.S. were stymied by mob-arranged "accidents" and protests. The story is told in flashback as Valachi Charles Bronson tells a ...
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This crime action movie is based on Peter Maas' best-selling book The Valachi Papers. That book, in turn, is based on prison conversations and the actual U.S. Senate testimony of Joseph Valachi, a high-ranking figure in the Mafia. The book, which tells precisely who did what to whom, when and why, electrified the nation. This film had to be made in Italy, because attempts to shoot in the U.S. were stymied by mob-arranged "accidents" and protests. The story is told in flashback as Valachi Charles Bronson tells a Federal agent about his activities from 1929 to 1961, when he worked for the Capo of Capos, Vito Genovese Lino Ventura. Though his tale necessarily takes place in a number of episodes, it never fails to have lots of drama and action.
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The Valachi Papers is a flawed but interesting relic from the pre-Death Wish era of Charles Bronson's stardom. Stephen Geller's script tries to cram several decades' worth of events into a two-hour film and this is both a blessing and a curse: the non-stop flow of shootings and double-crosses is never dull but the speed with which it is delivered ensures that it lacks depth and characterization. Director Terence Young handles the material with solid, economical style but his directorial touch is impersonal, reducing the film to a shoot-'em-up and thus further undercutting the story's dramatic edge. He also allows a few subpar performances to slip by: the worst comes from Joseph Wiseman, who brings an embarrassingly overdone Italian accent to his Mafia don role. Despite these problems, The Valachi Papers works on a B-movie level thanks to its preponderance of action. It also sports an inspired, surprisingly emotional performance from Bronson, who digs into the role of Valachi with a fervor that would rarely be seen in his post-Death Wish work. Ultimately, The Valachi Papers falls short of being a mob-movie classic, but its combination of plentiful action and Bronson's strong performance make it worth a look for hardcore genre fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/3/2006
  • UPC: 043396115224
  • Original Release: 1972
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Bronson Joseph Valachi
Lino Ventura Vito Genovese
Jill Ireland Maria
Joseph Wiseman Salvatore Maranzano
Walter Chiari Dominick "The Gap" Petrilli
Amedeo Nazzari Gaetano Reina
Frank Gio Frank
Don Koll State Trooper
Syl Lamont Commander of Fort Monmouth
Sabine Sun Jane
Saro Urzi Masseria
Arny Freeman Penitentiary Warden
Fausto Tozzi Albert Anastasia
Pupella Maggio Rosanna Reina
Angelo Infanti Lucky Luciano
Guido Leontini Bender
Maria Baxa Donna Petrillo
Mario Pilar Salerto
Alessandro Sperli Giuseppe Masseria
Anthony Dawson Federal Investigator
Gerald O'Loughlin Ryan
Franco Borelli Buster
Fred Valleca Johnny Beck
Technical Credits
Terence Young Director
Eros Bacciucchi Special Effects
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Giannetto De Rossi Makeup
Giorgio Desideri Costumes/Costume Designer
Johnny Dwyre Editor
Mario Garbuglia Art Director
Stephen Geller Screenwriter
John Godfrey Set Decoration/Design
Nino E. Krisman Producer
Arduino Maiuri Screenwriter
Roy Mangano Sound/Sound Designer
Riz Ortolani Score Composer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Ferdinando Ruffo Set Decoration/Design
Aldo Tonti Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Valachi Papers
1. Start [1:29]
2. The Kiss of Death [10:35]
3. Joining the Family [19:33]
4. "Business As Usual." [11:40]
5. One Territory Per Family [12:44]
6. Love's Influence [14:44]
7. Family Wedding [4:57]
8. Legitimate Businessmen [8:29]
9. A Helping Hand [15:37]
10. Squeezed From Both Sides [10:38]
11. "You Have to Speak." [4:54]
12. A Reason to Live [2:30]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Valachi Papers
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   Subtitles
      English
      French
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Previews
      Be Cool
      Get Shorty
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