Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has spent years confined to the hotel because he crossed the Mafia. Amid the beauties of Sicily Carmine discovers that men of power will stop at nothing to prevent the legalization of drugs, which threatens their business.
Dimenticare Palermo (Forgetting Palermo) is a 1989 Italian political thriller film starring James Belushi, directed by Francesco Rosi and co-written by Gore Vidal. The film was released under the title The Palermo Connection in North America. The script is based on the Prix Goncourt winning novel Oublier Palerme (1966) by French author Edmonde Charles-Roux.
Dimenticare Palermo (1990)
Directed by: Francesco Rosi
Starring: Jim Belushi, Mimi Rogers, Joss Ackland, Philippe Noiret, Vittorio Gassman, Carolina Rosi, Harry Davis, Marco Leonardi, Tiziana Stella, Salvatore Borghese
Screenplay by: Tonino Guerra
Production Design by: Andrea Crisanti
Cinematography by: Pasqualino De Santis
Film Editing by: Ruggero Mastroianni
Costume Design by: Enrico Sabbatini
Set Decoration by: Elaine O’Donnell
Music by: Ennio Morricone
Distributed by: Gaumont
Release Date: February 14, 1990