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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

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 All (31) »

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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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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

This film features four actors who would later have roles in another Jonathan Demme-directed film, The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Charles Napier, who plays Angela's hairdresser, would later play Lt. Boyle in "Silence"; Paul Lazar, who plays Tommy, would play Pilcher (the entomologist); Chris Isaak, who plays the Clown, would play the SWAT Commander; and Tracey Walter, who plays Mr. Chicken Lickin', would play Lamar. See more »

Goofs

After Angela has her haircut, she has a shirt/dress with brown spots, but seconds later, after crossing the road and going up to the corridor outside her apartment, she has a plain brown dress and a yellow zip top. See more »

Quotes

Stewardess: Madame, you're supposed to stay in your seat until the plane comes to a complete stop.
Connie Russo: Honey, forget about it!
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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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One of the funniest films I've ever seen!
15 April 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I had to write this review because the only user comments on file don't begin to do this film justice. For one thing, Michelle Pfeiffer is TERRIFIC in this role -- she demonstrates a marvelous comedic style we don't often get to see. (Maybe the other reviewer prefers her serious work, but I dispute the comment that Pfeiffer has "matured" beyond this role. It's a comedy, for goodness' sake!)

And yes, Alec Baldwin is quite good, but it's Matthew Modine who steals the picture! (He also has much more screen time.) Mercedes Ruehl and Dean Stockwell (as Tony 'The Tiger' Russo) are absolutely delicious. The plot is delightful, and sometimes manages to touch on some more somber issues, as all great comedies do.

In short, I've seen this hilarious film two or three times over the years, and thinking about it now makes me eager to watch it all over again!


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