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Married to the Mob (1988)

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

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

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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fbi | love | mafia | undercover | murder | See All (32) »

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They're her family...Whether she likes it or not See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casada con la mafia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,486,757 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the beginning of the movie when the train comes into the station and the commuters get on to go to New York City, the train they get on is actually going in the opposite direction, towards the beach. See more »

Goofs

At one point you can see that Angela has leg warmers on under her dress. They are not there in the long shots of the same scene. See more »

Quotes

Mike Downey: You know, Angela, I've been thinking.
Angela de Marco: Well, there you go, working without tools again.
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Crazy Credits

The phrase "a luta continua" appears at the end of the final credits. These words mean "the fight continues" in Portuguese. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.137 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Suspicion of Love
Written and Performed by Chris Isaak
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
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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