Married to the Mob (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  19 August 1988 (USA)
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An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife seeking to start her life over after her husband's murder and who is also pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lazar ...
Captain Haggerty ...
'The Fat Man'
Marlene Willoughby ...
Mrs. 'Fat Man'
Frank Aquilino ...
Angela's Hairdresser
Jason Allen ...
Tony Russo, Jr.
Diane Puccerella ...
Three-Card Monte Victim
Suzanne Puccerella ...
Three-Card Monte Victim
Anthony J. Nici ...
Joey de Marco


Angela deMarco is unhappily married to high Mafia member Frank deMarco. When Frank is killed, Angela takes the opportunity to break free of the Mafia world entirely and start a new life. But Frank's boss, Tony Russo, begins to court the unresponsive Angela. The FBI begins surveillance on her, thinking her to be his new mistress. FBI agent Mike Downey goes undercover as Angela's neighbor, but soon finds himself attracted to Angela himself. Written by Reid Gagle

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Angela always wanted to give marriage a shot. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Romance


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Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casada con la mafia  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$21,486,757 (USA)

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Did You Know?


According to Matthew Modine, he was depressed during the making of this film due to his rough experience while making Full Metal Jacket (1987). See more »


In Miami, when Angela and Tony are exchanging jewelry on the balcony, we see a fuzzy mike cover in the bottom of the shot. See more »


Angela de Marco: I've got to help Joey with his homework. He's having a lot of trouble in school.
Connie Russo: Of course he's having trouble at school, he hangs out with Tony Jr. Face it, these boys are never going to be Einstein.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the end credits are outtakes edited from the movie and different angles of scenes that were in it. Director Demme said he was trying to recreate the movie with the last part of the credits-where 'Angela' and 'Mike' chase each other and dance around the steps of the NYC Supreme Court building being a coda. See more »


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Written by Anthony Gourdine (as A. Gourdine) and E. Wright
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21 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Michelle Pfeiffer is ideally cast as the frustrated mob widow in this colourful black comedy. Matthew Modine plays a clumsy FBI agent who has taken a fancy to her. Dean Stockwell steals the show as the big shot who keeps on pestering Pfeiffer; Mercedes Ruehl is dynamic as his jealous wife. It's all very eighties, but that just adds to the fun. A nice little flick, though not for every taste.

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