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Married to the Mob (1988) Poster

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The climatic scene in the honeymoon suite was originally written to take place in the Everglades.
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According to Matthew Modine, he was depressed while making this film because of his rough experience making Full Metal Jacket (1987).
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.
The filmmakers' did six rewrites to convince Tom Cruise to play Mike. Cruise opted for Cocktail (1988) instead.
Mark R. Burns got the idea to write a mob movie when he was ten years old, a house in his suburban Long Island neighborhood was raided, and the father was discovered to have been in the mob.
Dean Stockwell stayed in character the entire time during shooting.
Ray Liotta turned down the role of Frank "The Cucumber" de Marco.
The New York apartment complex Angela moves to was also used in Child's Play (1988).
Matthew Modine initially didn't think that there was anything funny about the script.
Oliver Platt's film debut.
Jessica Lange was the filmmakers' first choice to play Angela.
In the seedy, Roman-themed hotel room in which Karen and Tony have their regular tryst, the writing on the headboard reads, "Veni, Veni, Veni." This is a play on the triumphal phrase attributed to Julius Caesar, "Veni. Vidi. Vici" which translates "I came. I saw. I conquered." So, the sleazy motel room's headboard reads, "I came, I came, I came."
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Tony's serial number includes the numbers 1988B147, the year the movie was made.
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According to the commentary track of their compilation video Direct from Brooklyn (1999), the video for "Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head" by alternative rock band They Might Be Giants was shot using this movie's tails and unused film.
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The first Jonathan Demme film to use the Q Lazzarus song, "Goodbye Horses". The second Demme film to famously use this song was Silence of the Lambs in 1991. Demme has also had a history of having Q Lazzarus songs in his films, including in Something Wild & Philadelphia.
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Body count: 11.
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