Il Boss (En. The Boss) is a poliziottesco film written and directed by Fernando Di Leo in 1973. It is the final part of Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy, also consisting of Milano calibro 9 and La mala ordina, both released in 1972.
|Directed by||Fernando di Leo|
|Produced by||Armando Novelli|
|Screenplay by||Fernando di Leo|
|Based on||Il mafioso|
by Peter McCurtin
|Music by||Luis Enriquez Bacalov|
|Edited by||Amedeo Giomini|
|Box office||₤573.172 million|
Nick Lanzetta (Henry Silva) takes out several members of a rival crime family for his boss Don Corrasco (Richard Conte). The enemy clan attempts retribution by kidnapping an associate's daughter, who turns out to be a nymphomaniac. A violent power struggle within the Mafia ensues.
- Henry Silva: Nick Lanzetta
- Richard Conte: Don Corrasco
- Gianni Garko: Commissioner Torri
- Vittorio Caprioli: the Quaestor
- Pier Paolo Capponi: Cocchi
- Antonia Santilli: Rina Daniello
- Claudio Nicastro: Don Giuseppe Daniello
- Corrado Gaipa: Lawyer Rizzo
- Gianni Musy: Carlo Attardi
- Mario Pisu: On. Gabrielli
- Marino Masé: Pignataro
- Howard Ross: Melende
Il Boss was released in Italy on 1 February 1973, where it was distributed by Alherat. The film grossed a total of ₤573.172 million Italian lira on its release.
- Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765.