The Escort
A poster bearing the film's Italian title: La scorta
Directed byRicky Tognazzi
Written byGraziano Diana
Simona Izzo
Produced byClaudio Bonivento
CinematographyAlessio Gelsini Torresi
Edited byCarla Simoncelli
Music byEnnio Morricone
Release date
  • 15 April 1993 (1993-04-15)
Running time
92 minutes

The Escort (Italian: La scorta) is a 1993 Italian crime film directed by Ricky Tognazzi. It was an entry at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their rackets.[2]



It spent two weeks at the top of the Italian box office.[3][4]

Year-end lists


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Escort". Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  2. ^ "La Scorta (1993)". NY Times. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  3. ^ "European box office". Variety. 3 May 1993. p. 35.
  4. ^ "European box office". Variety. 10 May 1993. p. 93.
  5. ^ Elliott, David (25 December 1994). "On the big screen, color it a satisfying time". The San Diego Union-Tribune (1, 2 ed.). p. E=8.