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The Escort(La scorta)

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Italy · 1993
1h 32m
Director Ricky Tognazzi
Starring Claudio Amendola, Enrico Lo Verso, Carlo Cecchi, Ricky Memphis
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sicily, 1992: When a high-profile judge and his bodyguard are brutally murdered, four young cops are assigned as escorts to protect the replacement prosecutor from Mafia assassins. But in a country where high-level corruption and sudden violence are a way of life, the squad quickly finds themselves outnumbered, outgunned, and desperately out of time

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TV Guide Magazine by

Hits the ground running and never backs off until an ending that is disappointingly diffuse. (Review of Original Release)


Variety by Deborah Young

Ricky Tognazzi's La Scorta topped the Italian box office charts for weeks, thanks to its skill in capturing the country's current political climate in an entertaining action film format. (Review of Original Release)


Washington Post by Hal Hinson

Ultimately, La Scorta is a tight, competent but rather inconsequential thriller. It's diverting, but thin. (Review of Original Release)


Village Voice by Michael Atkinson

Tognazzi's use of public spaces, streets, and offices is three-dimensional and exciting in a Michael Mann–ish way, and Ennio Morricone's all-bass-register piano score keeps things nervous. But La Scorta suffers from an anemic plot pulse-you could say the judge's bodyguards did their job too well, because nothing much happens-and the anticlimax is as dull as it is pessimistic.

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