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Faithful (1996)

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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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Release Date:

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 »


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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Wonderful comedy!
19 January 2000 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

Ok, so it's not an action packed thriller, but if you're in the mood to laugh, it's a great movie. Cher's acting was wonderful when you consider the fact that it was mainly just her and Chazz Palminteri for the majority of the movie. I personally thought that Chazz's acting was excellent. I mean, he wrote the movie AND was the main character. To me that seems like it would take a lot of talent which he obviously has to accomplish such a thing. I've heard some people say that they were disappointed at the fact that Chazz played his normal mobster character. In my opinion, his best rolls are when he plays a hitman, mobster, etc, because you know he's Italian, and makes a great tuff guy, even though in reality I bet he's probably really sweet. Another comment I've heard is that it was boring. If you thought it was boring, see it again because you didn't understand it. Keep in mind that the strength of this movie is the witty dialogue BECAUSE it was based on a play and BECAUSE it was a play/movie that was from the perspective of a cheated housewife held captive. What did you expect?

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