A Week In Film #187: Steam’s up (and rising)

La Scorta
Slightly soapy crime drama from Ricky Tognazzi, focusing on Mandolesi (Claudio Amendola), a cop who returns to his home town in Sicily to volunteer for the dangerous duty of protecting an anti-Mafia magistrate. Throw in a few archetypes (the stick-up-the-arse one who’s looking to keep his nose clean and get promoted, the nervous young one who just wants a transfer to something safer, the jokey older one) and you’ve got an authentic Realizzato In Italia version of The Untouchables.

Didn’t quite do it for me, but competent enough.

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