Faithful (1996)

R  |   |  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:
Jack Connor
Dr. Susskind
Mark Nassar ...
Maria's Boyfriend
Young Man at Rolls
Young Man at Rolls
David Marino ...
Little Tony
Steven Randazzo ...
Tony's Father
Olinda Turturro ...
Tony's Mother
Max Norat ...
Jewelery Store Salesman
Chris O'Neill ...


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 <>

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A comedy about a wife, her husband and his hit man. See more »


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)  »

Also Known As:

20 lat... i ani dnia dluzej  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)


ITL 55,401,000 (Italy) (4 April 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Final theatrical feature film directed by Paul Mazursky. See more »


The sandwich that Margaret is eating. See more »


[two men are admiring a Rolls Royce parked near the sidewalk]
Young Man at Rolls: Nice Rolls. Beautiful. Incredible.
Young Man at Rolls: You see the line, though?
Young Man at Rolls: It's incredibly beautiful. I wonder what it costs.
Young Man at Rolls: More than we could ever afford.
Young Man at Rolls: Yeah, well, wouldn't it be great to have a car like this? Totally awesome.
Margaret: [looking miserable] It wont make you happy.
Young Man at Rolls: [realizing her presence] What?
Margaret: This car, it won't make you happy.
Young Man at Rolls: [scoffs] I'll look happy, though.
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References The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) See more »


Let's Stay Together
Performed by Al Green
Written by Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. and Willie Mitchell
Published by Irving Music, Inc. and Al Green Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of HB Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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BitchFest 1996!!!!
28 July 1999 | by (Sanford, MI) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw it, I hated it. With a passion. Don't know why- I've loved everything else Cher had done. It didn't click for some reason. Then I watched it some time later and WHAM, I got it... going thru the same thing myself (except the hitman part). I found myself laughing and crying, and rooting Cher's wonderfully angry and hostile dialog. (I think she let Ryan off too easy...) The whole first half is a setup for the last half, when her husband Jack (Ryan O'Neil) comes home. Then the poo REALLY hits the proverbial whirling blades. She lets him have it, takes it all back, and gives it to him again. Harder. (Considering how I felt when I went thru a similar situation, he STILL got off way too easy!) I would very much recommend this movie- especially if your boyfriend or girlfriend has had an affair and you are still bitter- it's very cathartic. And it's still free! (Okay- the rental isn't- but it's a funny line in the movie...)

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