In the early 1900s, New York City mobsters intimidate local businesses in Little Italy, pressing their owners to pay protection fees or else risk injury to themselves and their property. Police Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino (Ernest Borgnine), an honest detective, heads the police Italian Squad, a team devoted to bringing these thugs to justice. Hoping to trace their roots to the notorious Sicilian Mafia, Petrosino nobly pursues the American mob -- whatever the consequences.
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Aside from Marty, this is my favorite Ernest Borgnine role where he plays a good guy.
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