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Sicily, 1992: When a high-profile judge and his bodyguard are brutally murdered, four reluctant young cops are assigned as 'La Scorta' - Italian for 'the 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 find themselves outnumbered, outgunned and desperately out of time. Even if they can survive the daily threat of car bombs and ambushes, will personal conflicts and backroom betrayals blow apart the nation's most unlikely team of heroes?
Claudio Amendola (in his breakout performance) and Enrico Lo Verso star in this white-knuckle thriller from writer/director Ricky Tognazzi featuring a pounding score by Ennio Morricone and based on a true story of uncommon courage.
Call it the need to look the other way, sometimes, because otherwise, perhaps society would be unworkable.
Ricky Tognazzi directs with energy and imagination that belies the film's low budget and is well served by his ensemble cast.
The story centers around a number of very different men (and their families)...they all have one thing in common - their job.
I was really disappointed in this movie.....It seemed like it might have been a TV series in Italy and maybe edited to be made into a movie... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Fran Chiappetta
"La Scorta" (escort/bodyguard) details the jobs taken by some young policemen in protecting law enforcers from...the Mob. Read morePublished 15 months ago by D. S. HARDEN
If you live and read about the world of Mafia and corruption this movie breaks it down.
It elaborates the lives of the law enforcement officers in Italy and the protection... Read more
this movie is very good. have exelents actors and the quality of video is acceptable.i recommend this movie for people interested in mafia drama movies.Published on December 8, 2011 by Salvador Torralbas
Somehow Tognazzi has dully rendered what should be riveting material about political and mafioso machinations in Sicilia. Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by Stefania Casi (The Cultural Sojourner)
Great movie..will hold your attention from beginning to end. True depiction of what the Mafia is really like and how their tentacles reach out and control businesses and... Read morePublished on December 26, 2008 by AM
LA SCORTA, a movie released in 1993, played by Italian
actors, is very much a European movie, that rolls all into
one many aspects of a small, ephemeral... Read more