The Palermo Connection

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The Palermo Connection
Dimenticare Palermo.jpg
Directed by Francesco Rosi
Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori
Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Written by Edmonde Charles-Roux (novel)
Francesco Rosi
Gore Vidal
Tonino Guerra
Starring James Belushi
Mimi Rogers
Joss Ackland
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Pasqualino De Santis
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Country Italy
Language English

Dimenticare Palermo (Forgetting Palermo) is a 1989 Italian political thriller film starring James Belushi, directed by Francesco Rosi and co-written by Gore Vidal.[1] 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.


Carmine Bonavia is elected mayor of New York City on the issue of drug legalization. After the election, he marries and travels to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon where he encounters men of power will stop at nothing to prevent the legalization of drugs, which threatens their business.



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