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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lazar ...
Tommy
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'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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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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They're her family...Whether she likes it or not See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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19 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casada con la mafia  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,486,757 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Around 1.21 in two goons join Downey at the bar, he introduces himself as Frank Smith. When he's shown into the honeymoon sweet one goon says this is Mike Smith. See more »

Quotes

Angela de Marco: I've got to help Joey with his homework. He's having a lot of trouble in school.
Connie Russo: Of course he's having trouble at school, he hangs out with Tony Jr. Face it, these boys are never going to be Einstein.
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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 »

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Featured in Backstory: Married to the Mob (2003) See more »

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Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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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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