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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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Angela always wanted to give marriage a shot. 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

There were so many scenes that didn't make it into the movie that Jonathan Demme decided to place them at the end during the credits to sort of retell the story. 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

[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

There are numerous outtakes in the end credits, including one showing the carved headboard of the bed in which de Marco is sporting with his mistress, bearing the words "Veni, Veni, Veni" (I Came, I Came, I Came), parodying Caesar's famous quote. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Bums
Written by Ziggy Marley
Performed by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
Courtesy of Orgin Records America, Inc.
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Mob-Comedy Classic Always Entertains
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a consistently funny story with some serious action scenes thrown in here and there. That combination of mob movie and comedy makes this a fun film to watch.l The characters in this movie are just that: characters. Everyone is a little off, actually a little too wacky for any believability. It's just a outrageous story played for laughs with few things making sense or being realistic.

Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine are the stars but Mercedes Ruehl steals the show, in my opinion, as the jealous wife. Dean Stockwell is great as the smooth mob man. Even with all the makeup to make her look cheap, Pfeiffer ("Angela de Marco") still can't hide that fabulous face. The costumes in here are great, too.

This is not family fare with a deserved R-rating for language, violence and some nudity but it's not really a rough movie. It has its charms, that's for sure. Modine plays the nice guy "Mike Downey."

Note: stay with the ending credits, because there is a lot of footage of scenes that never made it to the movie but were very interesting.


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