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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Little Tony
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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 <>

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


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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 »


Let's Face The Music And Dance
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Written by Irving Berlin
Published by Irving Berlin Music Co. (ASCAP)
Administered by Williamson Music Co.
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Witty and hilarious, this movie is sure to make you laugh!
17 June 2000 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

Ok, well it's not an action-packed thriller, but if your in the mood to laugh, be sure to pick up "Faithful." Cher and Chazz Palminteri give excellent performances that are sure to have you rolling with laughter by the middle of the movie, as it is filled with witty dialogue.

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