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Faithful (1996)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  3 April 1996 (USA)
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A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Margaret
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Tony
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Jack Connor
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Dr. Susskind
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Debbie
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Maria
Mark Nassar ...
Maria's Boyfriend
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Young Man at Rolls
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Young Man at Rolls
David Marino ...
Little Tony
Steven Randazzo ...
Tony's Father
Olinda Turturro ...
Tony's Mother
Max Norat ...
Jewelery Store Salesman
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Saleslady
Chris O'Neill ...
Priest
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For their 20th wedding anniversary, Jack gets Maggie a diamond necklace and a hit man. But when Tony shows up and, waiting for the signal from Jack in Connecticut to do the hit, he and Maggie begin to talk - perhaps Tony can come to value Maggie even more than her husband does. And when Jack shows up, things get very tricky. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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After 20 years of marriage, she thought she was the target of her husband's affection. She was only half right. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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3 April 1996 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 55,401,000 (Italy) (4 April 1997)
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Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman were originally down to play the parts later taken up by Cher and Ryan O'Neal. See more »

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The sandwich that Margaret is eating. See more »

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Tony: Blow jobs don't count.
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References The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) See more »

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"Eternally'
Performed by Sarah Vaughan (as Sarah Vaughn)
Written by Geoffrey Parsons, Charles Chaplin
Published by Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Underrated film, quite good if you're in the mood for it
21 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, I enjoyed this movie tremendously when I watched it alone, and later when a group of friends watched it in my house I was embarrassed by how much they hated it. You have to be in the mood for it.

Cher must be commended, to carry off a movie when you spend exactly half of your screen time tied to a chair is pretty remarkable. The interplay between Tony and Margaret is much better when it is just the two of them, Ryan O'Neal doesn't bring much of anything to his part and the film declines somewhat when he enters the home.

The only real annoyance is the HORRIFIC injections of Mazurski as some kind of freak shrink that is supposed to be funny; it may well be the single unfunniest and most unnecessary character in the history of film. You could totally fast forward through every second Masurski is on the screen and it would only improve the film.

I think women will like this a lot better than men, but it's a good film and very underrated. For most of 1996 it was my favorite film.


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