Mafia War

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Mafia War (1973, USA) is a Italian Crime film directed by Vittorio Schiraldi.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1973
  • Color
  • Running Time: 95 Min.
  • Production Co: Aquila Cinematografica
  • Distribution Co: Cannon Film Distributors (USA) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Vittorio Schiraldi
  • Written by Vittorio Schiraldi
  • Starring Arthur Kennedy, John Saxon, Agostina Belli, Pino Colizzi, Spiros Focás, Marino Masé
  • Produced by Arcangelo Picchi
  • Original Music by Enrico Simonetti
  • Cinematography by Marcello Gatti
  • Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli

Also Known As

  • Family Killer
  • Ferrante
  • Kiss My Hand
  • El Besamanos (Spain)
  • Oi Lykoi pinoun to aima tous (Greece)
  • Der Todeskuß des Paten (Germany)


Arthur Kennedy plays Don Angelino, head of the mafia's powerful Ferrante family. John Saxon is Gaspar Ardizzone, a rival who wants to be his own capo of the underworld and land owned by Ferrante's son Stefano. The psychotic Gaspar has Stefano killed and plans to kidnap his wife (Agostina Belli) to get her signature for the land contracts. Don Angelino intervenes but Gaspar continues to move towards a war between the factions. When Ferrante's oldest son Luca (Spiro Focas) returns he vows to get Gaspar at all cost.

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