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Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  18 January 1987 (USA)
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Fashion designer Marian falls in love and marries attorney Edward. Her idyllic romance and marriage are shattered when she learns that Edward is the son of a powerful and feared mafia ... See full summary »

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Marian
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Edward Moran
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Sylvia
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Lou Di Luca (as Tony Franciosa)
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Gina
Carmine Caridi ...
Uncle Sal
Ron Karabatsos ...
Aldo
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Frank
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Mama (as Rhoda Genignani)
Santos Morales
Mary Ann Pascal
Josh Williams
William Hubbard Knight
Khorshield MacHalle ...
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Fashion designer Marian falls in love and marries attorney Edward. Her idyllic romance and marriage are shattered when she learns that Edward is the son of a powerful and feared mafia family. Edward's family begins to impose its illegal and dangerous activities upon Marian and her friends. When her best friend is murdered after confronting Edward's family, she wants out and begins to fight against the family's ominous power and reach. Written by PetrinaC <cubit@aol.com>

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Every negative Italian-American stereotype in the book...
12 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Melissa Gilbert should have stayed on the "Prairie." I just watched this again after nearly 20 years, and to say it hasn't aged well is being generous. Maybe I'm more socially aware now, or maybe the Sopranos has raised the bar for portrayals of those involved in the Mafia, but this movie is dreadful. There are so many stereotypes it's hard to keep track. A low point comes when a detective gives Melissa's character his name, which is Italian, and she responds with shock, as though he should be involved in organized crime as well. He is required to educate her by saying "The name on a birth certificate doesn't determine your destiny." Collective groan...

The character of "Mama" is ridiculously stereotypical, with lines of dialog spoken in a cringe-worthy accent, like: "You'll eat lots of pasta and have many babies." Uh, okay...

I'm astounded how many people have given this film a 10. I gave it a 3 thanks to the numerous shirtless scenes with Joe Penny. LOL!


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