When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the sacred code of silence.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 3, 1972
    R, Theatrical



Cast 9

  1. Charles Bronson

    Charles Bronson
    Joe Valachi

  2. Lino Ventura

    Lino Ventura
    Vito Genovese

  3. Jill Ireland

    Jill Ireland
    Maria Reina Valachi

  4. Walter Chiari
  5. Joseph Wiseman

    Joseph Wiseman
    Salvatore Maranzano

  6. Amedeo Nazzari

    Amedeo Nazzari
    Gaetano Reina

  7. Fausto Tozzi

    Fausto Tozzi
    Albert Anastasia

  8. Pupella Maggio

    Pupella Maggio
    Letizia Reina

  9. AI

    Angelo Infanti
    Lucky Luciano

Crew 1


  1. Terence Young

    Terence Young

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