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|“||I'm the Anti-Christ. You got me in a vendetta kind of mood. You tell the angels in heaven you never seen evil so singularly personified as you did in the face of the man who killed you.||„|
|~ Vincenzo Coccotti introducing himself to Clifford Worley|
Vincenzo Coccotti is the main antagonist in the 1993 action-romance film True Romance. Despite being the biggest opponent, he only appears in one lengthy scene, as his men are the ones sent to carry out his work.
He was portrayed by Christopher Walken, who also played Bradford Whitewood Sr. in At Close Range, Max Shreck in Batman Returns, Frank White in King of New York, Gabriel in The Prophecy, King Louie in The Jungle Book, Max Zorin in A View To a Kill, The Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow, Colonel Cutter in Antz, Salvatore Maggio in Kangaroo Jack, Reed Thimple in The Country Bears, and Cornelius Hatcher in The Rundown.
Vincenzo Coccotti is a Sicilian consigliere for local Detroit mobster "Blue" Lou Boyle. Sent with some hitmen to the abode of Mr. Clifford Worley, the estranged father of Clarence Worley whom they tracked down by Clarence's driver's license, accidentally left behind at Drexl Spivey's place after Clarence kills the thuggish pimp. Coccotti tries to get the current whereabouts of Clarence and more importantly Boyle's drugs. However, he quickly underestimates his hit, as Clifford turns out to be an incredibly difficult character. And during this time Vincent's learns that his wife C.R. is being held hostage at the address that they find on the fridge. In spite of beatings and tortures Clifford not only never reveals anything he knows of Clarence, he goes so far as to personally offend Coccotti by telling him that Sicilians were "spawned by ni--ers" (after realizing that he is going to die anyway).
Angry, yet impressed with Cliff's bravery, Coccotti gives him an affectionate kiss on the cheek (a signature move of Mafias about to kill someone), and guns him down. After the murder, he murmured that he has not killed a person since 1984 before pumping more leads into Clifford's body. The trip is not wasted however, as one of the henchmen find information on Clarence's whereabouts stuck to the refrigerator. Coccotti then orders his men to "fix this f-ed up family for good" by hunting down Clarence and killing him. Vincenzo is not seen again for the rest of the movie.