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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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?


Mark R. Burns got the idea to write a mob movie when he was ten years old and a house in his suburban Long Island neighborhood was raided and the father was discovered to have been in the mob. 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 »


[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

Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine dancing on the steps outside a building. See more »


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This movie is delightful: It's a hoot
19 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a romantic comedy, so it's really a fairy tale, but an unconventional one. Cinderella, rather than living in the ashes, lives in an overdecorated castle in the suburbs with a good looking husband who's no prince. She does find her prince, but he's not that handsome. Instead of a castle, at least initially, she gets a tiny walk-up in Manhattan.

Pfeifer, Stockwell and Ruehl lead a cast of fully realized, if a little over-the-top, characters.

Demme reaches the highest level of movie-making in my mind. He creates a world I want to move into - a Manhattan neighborhood and street life teeming with life and community.

I wish IMDb linked to reviewers' other comments. I'd like to know what other movies the people who panned this one hate. I am always looking for a lot of laughs and for nice places in which to "live" at least for an hour or so.

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