Italian Graffiti

Italian Graffiti (Italian: Tutti figli di Mammasantissima) is a 1973 Italian criminal comedy film written and directed by Alfio Caltabiano and starring Pino Colizzi and Ornella Muti.[1][2]

Italian Graffiti
Directed byAlfio Caltabiano
Written byAlfio Caltabiano
Sandro Continenza
StarringPino Colizzi
Ornella Muti
Music byGuido & Maurizio De Angelis
CinematographyGuglielmo Mancori
Release date


Assunta Morano is the daughter of Bug Morano, a Sicilian boss transplanted in Chicago in 1929 where there is prohibition on alcohol sales.

The father took part in the fighting between criminal gangs for control of the alcohol market and casinos, but his men are little capable, starting from his brother Wolf Morano. The goal of Morano is to eliminate the rival gang of so-called "Irish", led by "Reverend". Daughter Santuzza instead of peaceful soul, though passionate, and does not participate of family plans.

Forward to Marano bosses are awaiting the arrival from a "mammasantissima" Sicily with the task of strengthening the team of killers against "Irish". These arrives, but is neither fierce nor ruthless; is called Salvatore Mandolea and is a handsome and polite, has a lot of irony and skill with machine gun and shotgun, but it is a good, and especially womanizer. Struck by the beauty of Santuzza, falls in love.

The personal mission of the young man becomes secretly conquer Santuzza; he succeeds and escapes with the intention to get her pregnant; she also loves him then perform a classic fuitina and marry. Back between the two bands will lead a battle to pacify and unite the feuding families, giving birth to a single large band of Sicilian mobsters, mafia less and less incapable, having now heads the mammasantissima Santuzza.


See also


  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.

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