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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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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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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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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

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

In Miami, when Angela and Tony are exchanging jewelry on the balcony, a fuzzy mike cover is visible in the bottom of the shot. See more »

Quotes

[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

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

Soundtracks

The Same Melody
Written by Gary Scetenoir
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It has great moments, a clear plot, and Jonathan Demme, yes!
2 August 2004 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of Michelle Pfeiffer's best performances, she totally nailed the part! Dean Stockwell couldn't be more perfect for the role. There was a moment when the FBI arrived at the Honeymoon suite, and he turned and snapped his fingers, his response was so immediate, so realized that it became supreme entertainment. One of the other great moments are when the FBI brothers go "B-i-n-g-o" wth each other, and it's because Jonathan Demme adds these touches is what makes him so great. Mercedes Ruel is dynamite too. Pfeiffer's boyfriend acted a little too awkward but was still very right for the part. The more stale and formulated plot is what abled this movie's story to be so clear and over the top. When deleted scenes were cut into credit sequences in the end it felt beautiful and brilliantly cheerful. Great movie, great performances, great director.


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