Sicilian tells the real life story of Salvatore Giuliano (Christopher Lambert), hero of the Sicilian people, an outlaw who could obey no rule and a man not afraid to die for his people. Known as the Lord Of The Mountains, he chose to defy the Church, the State and the Mafia underworld in an attempt to liberate Sicily from Italian rule and score its independence. In a land that knew only oppression and death he offered the dream of freedom and from his mountain stronghold rode along into legend. However, legendary status comes with a price as Giuliano's arrogance prompts a Judas-like betrayal from his backer, Mafia Don Masino Croce (Joss Ackland).
A dreadful, embarrassment of a film set in Sicily in early 20th Century. This one makes Cimino's Heaven's Gate look like a masterpiece. The script was muddled, the acting was totally unconvincing. One of the few films I couldn't watch beyond 40 minutes. Life is too short.