TV Mini-Series | | Biography, Drama, War
A compelling drama and documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce (Bob Hoskins), from his days as a terrorist, to his alliance with Hitler, to the betrayal of his son-in-law, and untimely demise.
A television movie made for HBO.
Italian Foreign Minister Ciano incorrectly addresses his German counterpart as 'Baron von Ribbentrop' at the dinner party near the beginning of the movie. German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop held no aristocratic title.
After its September 1985 premiere as a mini-series, the film was severely edited down to regular feature length running times of 120 minutes and 130 minutes. It has been restored to its original length on DVD.