• Publication date: March 31, 2010

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Excellent Cadavers is a crime-drama, fact-based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's.

The film stars Chazz Palminteri as Judge Falcone, F. Murray Abraham as Tommo Bruscetta, Anna Galiena as Francesca Falcone, Andy Luotto as Paulo Borsellino, and Lina Sastri as Agnes Borsellino. The film is directed by Ricky Tognazzi.

Excellent Cadavers is a crime-drama, fact-based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's.

The film stars Chazz Palminteri as Judge Falcone, F. Murray Abraham as Tommo Bruscetta, Anna Galiena as Francesca Falcone, Andy Luotto as Paulo Borsellino, and Lina Sastri as Agnes Borsellino. The film is directed by Ricky Tognazzi.

A noble judge by the name of Giovanni Falcone attempts to put an end to the corruption that plagues Palermo. The setting is Italy, and the decade is the 1980s. As the grip of corruption tightens like a vice on the city, one judge has vowed to bring down the Mafia even if it costs him his life. Judge Falcone knows well that honest-minded judges have a notoriously short lifespan, but he also knows what's right, and he's not willing to go down without a fight.

As the intense pressure to call off the investigation and look the other way increases from all sides, the good judge vows to stay the course and ensure that the citizens of Palermo don't fall prey to the ruthless racketeering of a criminal organization whose power is only exceeded by their brutality.

Rated R for violence

Running time: 86 mins