The movie The Sicilian was based on the book The Sicilian.
Movie details for The Sicilian
The movie was released in 1987 and directed by Michael Cimino, who also directed Year of the Dragon (1985). The Sicilian was produced by Lions Gate. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro, Richard Bauer, Barbara Sukowa, Giulia Boschi, Ray McAnally, Barry Miller, Andreas Katsulas, Michael Wincott, Derrick Branche, Richard Venture, Ramon Bieri, Stanko Molnar, Oliver Cotton, Joe Regalbuto, Tom Signorelli, Aldo Ray and Nicholas Kepros.
Book details for The Sicilian
The year is 1950. Michael Corleone is nearing the end of his exile in Sicily. The Godfather has commanded Michael to bring a young Sicilian bandit named Salvatore Guiliano back with him to America. But Guiliano is a man entwined in a bloody web of violence and vendettas. In Sicily, Guiliano is a modern day Robin Hood who has defied corruption--and defied the Cosa Nostra. Now, in the land of mist-shrouded mountains and ancient ruins, Michael Corleone's fate is entwined with the dangerous legend of Salvatore Guiliano: warrior, lover, and the ultimate Siciliano.