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Married to the Mob (1988)

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.


Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


So many scenes didn't make it into the movie that Jonathan Demme decided to place them at the end during the credits, to retell the story. See more »


In the beginning, a train comes into the station and commuters get on to go to New York City. The train is actually going in the opposite direction, toward the beach. See more »


[after doing a hit on a commuter train]
Tommy: How these people do it every day?
"Cucumber" Frank de Marco: It's like fuckin' sardines!
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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 »


Travelling Stranger
Written by Anthony Gourdine (as A. Gourdine) and E. Wright
Performed by True Image
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Great fun!
23 July 2006 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine are a joy to watch in this screwball comedy. Alec Baldwin, who was an up and coming star when the film was made, is a hoot. Dean Stockwell, in a sendup of John Gotti, is hysterical. But Mercedes Ruehl, as the paranoid and over the top Connie steals the movie.

Jonathan Demme, previously known for wacky comedies like "Something Wild" and "Melvin and Howard"-proves once again that he is a genius. I was not surprised at all when he went on to win the Oscar for directing "Silence of The Lambs." The performances he evokes from his actors in "Married" are inspired, and the audience is taken along for a wild and wooly ride.

One of the cutest, most endearing films of the 80's, it stands head and shoulders above many of the satires of its era.

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