Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, his younger brother, for some help. Michele is a good guy not involved with the Mafia, that is trying to build his life on honesty and hard-working.
Michele needs some money to give freedom to a prostitute he is in love, and Mario promise his help in change of an hands to set up his trap for the judge. Anyway Michele isn’t made with the same “pasta” of Mario, he couldn’t never be a real Mafioso and this causes many between the two brother and the Mafia. There is only a way for Mario to save his brother. A way that Mafia could like.
Pizza Connection is a 1985 Italian crime film directed by Damiano Damiani. It was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Honourable Mention. A version of the film dubbed for the USA was titled The Sicilian Connection, a name already held by another film from 1972.
Pizza Connection (1985)
Directed by: Damiano Damiani
Starring: Michele Placido, Mark Chase, Simona Cavallari, Massimo De Francovich, Renato Mori, Domenico Gennaro, Adriana Russo
Screenplay by: Damiano Damiani
Cinematography by: Sebastiano Celeste
Film Editing by: Enzo Meniconi
Costume Design by: Vera Cozzolino
Art Direction by: Umberto Turco
Music by: Carlo Savina
Distributed: Cannon Films
Release Date: September 16, 1985