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Married to the Mob (1988)

 -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lazar ...
Tommy Boyle
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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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mafia | fbi | undercover | love | murder | See more »

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

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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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Trivia

In addition to having the same director, Married to the Mob also features 4 actors who would later have roles in Silence of the Lambs. Charles Napier, who plays Angela's hair dress would later play Lt. Boyle, Paul Lazar, who plays Tommy, would later play Pilcher (the entomologist), Chris Isaak, who plays the Clown, would later play the SWAT Commander, and Tracey Walter who plays Mr. Chicken Lickin', would later play Lamar. 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

Angela de Marco: Everything we own fell off a truck!
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Crazy Credits

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

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GUMMY DUPPY
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Guys! It's not just a silly comedy...
4 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to write a quick response to all those people who give this film a bad review because they think it isn't funny or that it's boring.

Here's the trick --- the film is not meant to be just a comedy. It's got some depth to it. Like many Demme films it deals with people living in some of the odd corners of our society who are trying to work out how to put together a fulfilling life for themselves.

Unfortunately, the movie and home video industries don't deal well with subtlety and drop this in the "COMEDY" bin. It IS funny, but a lot of the humor is off-beat. However, the heart of the movie is not about the humor but about the people in it.

It may not be one of the greatest films in the world but it is solid and entertaining.

And the cast is one of those that shows why casting is an art unto itself. Michelle Pfieffer is great and this may be the film that showed she had some acting chops to add to her beauty. Mercedes Ruehl is a big hoot and gets to chew the scenery in the way only she can, in a role which requires it. Throw in Oliver Platt, Joan Cusack in smaller roles and the talented Dean Stockwell ... and even Chris Isaak and you've got a great cast throughout which here, as usual, makes a great difference.

Matthew Modine is fun, but more important, he's a major hottie in this movie. Hot, cute and sexy.

Sit back, expect the unexpected and let the movie take you where it wants to go and you should have a great time.


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