Movies like The Professor

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The Professor
Original name: Il camorrista
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an empire founded on murders and drugs. He starts a war to destroy all the old Camorra bosses and becoming the new "boss of the bosses". With his sister's help he manages to evade from prison and escape in New York. Here he starts immediately a new relationship with "Cosa Nostra" (Italian American Mafia). He is going to seat on the peak of the most powerful criminal organization, and the Italian authorities are almost impotent.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, tough heroes, prison, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, kidnapping, rise and fall, murder, isolation, prison life, ambition, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, cosa nostra, camorra, carabinieri, police protection, police officer shot in the head, killed in police car, police officer shot ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy
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Corleone
Biography, Crime, Drama
Italy
100 min.
 8.5
Prisoner: Cell Block H
Crime, Drama
Australia
50 min.
 8.2
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Zero Tolerance
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