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The octopus. Series 2 = La piovra / produced by Escort-Cine TV, Rai Uno, Teleclip/A2, ZDF, ORF, Channel Four ; screenplay by Ennio De Concini ; directed by Florestano Vancini.

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  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (350 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Falls Church, VA : MHz Networks Home Entertainment [distributor], [2010]

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General Note:
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television program in 1985.
Extra features: "How I learned to stop worrying and love The Octopus" ; "Alone against the Mafia: the Corrado Cattani story" ; "Shades of grey: the villains of The Octopus."
Formatted Contents Note:
[disc1]. Episodes 1 and 2 -- [disc2]. Episodes 3 and 4 -- [disc3]. Episodes 5 and 6.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Nino Celeste ; editing, Enzo Meniconi ; music, Ennio Morricone.
Participant or Performer Note:
Starring: Michele Placido, Florinda Bolkan, Nicole Jamet, François Perier, Martin Balsam.
Summary, etc.:
First broadcast in Italy in 1984, The Octopus (La Piovra) is an international blockbuster, running 18 years and producing nine follow-up series. In Series 2, it gets personal for Police Inspector Corrado Cattani. His lust for revenge drives him undercover, where he discoversa multi-million dollar arms deal. Helped by a familiar foe, the Countess Olga Camastra, whose love for him leads her to break the criminals' code of silence, Cattani works both sides of the law as his battle with the Mafia reaches a shocking climax-- from container.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; 4:3 standard definition ; color ; stereo.
Language Note:
In Italian with subtitles in English.
Subject: Digital recordings.
Mafia > Italy > Drama.
Police > Italy > Drama.
Television series > Italy.
Genre: Television crime shows.
Fiction television programs.
Television series.

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