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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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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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Storyline

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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20 lat... i ani dnia dluzej  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

ITL 55,401,000 (Italy) (4 April 1997)
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Trivia

Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman were originally down to play the parts later taken up by Cher and Ryan O'Neal. See more »

Goofs

The sandwich that Margaret is eating. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Come on, you sound like my shrink!
Margaret: You're in therapy?
Tony: I'm not ashamed to say I got problems like anybody else.
Margaret: Well, I'm not, trying to insult you. I mean, I've got problems, too. I've been going to a therapist for five years, but you're a hired killer.
Tony: It's a job.
Margaret: No, a job is selling real estate!
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References The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Hymn Of The Souls Who Are Passing
Performed by Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet
Written by Phillip Johnston
Published by Jedible Music (BMI)
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Unexpected and okay
31 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I came across this movie on late night TV with no previous knowledge of the movie not knowing any of the cast and was pleasantly surprised. Do not get me wrong this in not a great movie but it is certainly a lot better than the usual late night moves we find on terrestrial TV her in the UK. As I learnt from the opening credits that this was adapted from a play by the co-lead Chazz Palminteri and it really shows with the vast majority of the movie being set in the one location the house of the female lead Margaret (played by Cher whom normally really grates me by in this is not to bad, though she has had so much plastic surgery she does look like an extra from 'The Dark Crystal). The premise is of Tony a hit-man being sent by Margaret's husband to kill her, but this turns into a wiseguy farce with lots or role reversals especially with the re-appearance of the husband Jack (a slimy Ryon O'Neil). The direction really is point the camera and the set and shoot adding to the theatre feeling but considering there are pretty much only three characters on screen most of the time we get some decent chemistry between them and a not totally predictable outcomes. I would not go out of my way to see this again but would not avoid it on a bored afternoon trapped in some hotel or another.


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