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Writers (WGA):
Chazz Palminteri (play)
Chazz Palminteri (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 April 1996 (USA) See more »
A comedy about a wife, her husband and his hit man. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cher ... Margaret

Chazz Palminteri ... Tony

Ryan O'Neal ... Jack Connor

Paul Mazursky ... Dr. Susskind

Amber Smith ... Debbie

Elisa Leonetti ... Maria
Mark Nassar ... Maria's Boyfriend

Stephen Spinella ... Young Man at Rolls

Jeffrey Wright ... Young Man at Rolls
David Marino ... Little Tony
Steven Randazzo ... Tony's Father
Olinda Turturro ... Tony's Mother
Max Norat ... Jewelery Store Salesman

Allison Janney ... Saleslady
Chris O'Neill ... Priest
Michael Mulheren ... Foreman

Jerry Walsh ... Trucking Dispatcher

Gianna Palminteri ... Teacher (as Gianna Ranaudo)
Omar Scroggins ... Kid (as Omar Sharif Scroggins)
Zakee Howze ... Kid

Paul Ronan ... Young Guy in Car
Steve Carrieri ... Young Guy in Car
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George G. Colucci ... Man on the Street (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Mazursky 
Writing credits
Chazz Palminteri (play)

Chazz Palminteri (screenplay)

Produced by
Nan Bernstein Freed .... line producer
Henry Bronchtein .... associate producer
Robert De Niro .... producer
Peter Gatien .... executive producer
Dan Lauria .... executive producer
Jane Rosenthal .... producer
Geoffrey Taylor .... co-producer
Original Music by
Phillip Johnston 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy (director of photography)
Conrad L. Hall (segment) (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Nicholas C. Smith 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Townsend 
Art Direction by
Caty Maxey 
Set Decoration by
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Cher
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist: Cher
Michael Laudati .... makeup assistant
Renate Leuschner .... wig maker (as Renate Lauchner-Pless)
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Peggy Schierholz .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Nan Bernstein Freed .... unit production manager
Craig Gering .... executive in charge of production: Tribeca
Michael J. Harker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Bronchtein .... first assistant director
Michael DeCasper .... second assistant director
Michael Smith .... dga trainee
Art Department
Richard T. Allen .... carpenter (as Dick Allen)
Lawrence Amanuel .... assistant property assistant
James J. Archer .... set dresser (as James Archer)
Shirley Belwood .... assistant property master
Tommy Boles .... construction coordinator
Peter K. Dunbar .... lead man
Jim Fredericks .... set dresser (as James Fredericks)
Tom Gilligan .... construction grip
Peter Hackman .... scenic charge
Lee Howard .... set dresser
Jessica Johnson Tavenner .... production assistant (as Jessica Johnson)
Barbara A. Kastner .... property master (as Barbara Kastner)
Caryl Loeb .... camera scenic artist
Emily Loreto .... art department coordinator
Roger Shank .... assistant to production designer
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Jeffrey Rollins .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Abby Cantor .... apprentice sound effects editor
Yin Cantor .... additional dialogue editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... additional dialogue recording mixer
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Peter Darmi .... sound mixing engineer
Peter Darmi .... sound recording engineer
Adam De Coster .... additional foley walker
Francesca Dodd .... adr editor
Patrick Dodd .... supervising dialogue editor
Patrick Dodd .... supervising sound editor
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor
Erik R. Kraber .... assistant sound effects editor
Patricio A. Libenson .... dialogue editor
Hugh Little .... cable person
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
Jennifer Myers .... foley walker
Margie O'Malley .... foley walker
David Parker .... sound effects editor
Richard D. Rogers .... additional effects recording mixer
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Lisa Storer .... first assistant sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mark Bero .... special effects assistant
Wilfred Caban .... special effects foreman
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects supervisor (as Steve Kirshoff)
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Vic Bucossi .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Becchio .... second assistant camera
Joe Collins .... second assistant camera
Jerry DeBlau .... gaffer
Peter Girolami .... electrician
Donald Glenn .... grip
Louis Goldman .... still photographer
Dennis Green .... 24 frame video operator
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera
Paul Kinghan .... electrician
Sal Lanza .... grip
Edward W. Lowry .... dolly grip
Richard Mader Jr. .... video playback operator
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Larry McConkey .... camera operator
Fred Muller .... electrician
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Peter John Petraglia .... best boy electric
Robert T. Prate .... grip
Tom Prate .... key grip
Sean Strong .... camera trainee
Joseph Trammell .... 24 frame video operator (as Joe Tramell)
Casting Department
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
William A. Campbell .... wardrobe supervisor
Irene Ferrari .... wardrobe supervisor
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... costumer
Juliet Polcsa .... assistant costume designer
Mirena Rada .... costume illustrator
Editorial Department
Eric Bergman .... post-production assistant
Scott Bokun .... assistant editor: New York
Pamela Chmiel .... assistant editor: New York
Daniel Craven .... apprentice editor: Los Angeles
Samuel Craven .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Greg Finton .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Simeon Hutner .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Dan O'Grady .... negative cutter
Tom Salvatore .... color timer
Nicole Smith .... associate editor
John Spence .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Peter Mergus .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Chandra Beard .... music supervisor
Chris Berg .... score preparation
Dick Bernstein .... additional music editor (as Richard Bernstein)
Samantha Black .... assistant music producer
Sally Boldt .... music editor
David Brendel .... associate music producer
Andrew Caploe .... music producer
Jamie Madden .... music coordinator: Irish music
Transportation Department
Robert Buckman .... driver
Thomas Buckman .... driver
Fred Forster .... picture cars finishing
Michael Hedderman .... driver
Richard Holston .... teamster coordinator
Michael Hyde .... teamster captain
Jon M. Johnson .... parking coordinator (as Jon Johnson)
Robert 'Bull' Maher .... driver
Edward O'Donnell .... driver
Other crew
Maria Arago .... assistant: Mr. Palminteri
Laura Berning .... location assistant
Maria T. Bierniak .... location coordinator
Kenneth G. Brown .... set production assistant
Cara Butler .... choreographer
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Daniel Coss .... location assistant
Michael Crimi .... production assistant
Nick Dolan .... house manager
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Ted Flaxman .... video consultant
Zetna Fuentes .... assistant: Ms. Rosenthal
Betsy Fuhr .... post-production accountant
Kathleen Gallagher .... assistant: Mr. Mazursky
Ken Gerson .... adr loop group
Michele Giordano .... production coordinator
Donny Golden .... dance coordinator: Irish dance
Michele Grant .... production secretary
Dylan Hopkins .... set production assistant
Jessica Johnson Tavenner .... production assistant (as Jessica Johnson)
Kate Kelly .... assistant production coordinator
Amy Lauritsen .... key production assistant
Sirr Less .... production assistant
Preston Miller .... production assistant
Tracy Mitchell .... payroll clerk
Preston Nunez .... production assistant
Gerald Orange .... security officer
Gina Salerno .... assistant: Mr. Mazursky
Dana Seltzer Levin .... assistant production accountant
Michael Sena .... trainer: Mr. Palmenteri
Lucille Smith .... production accountant
Betsy Sokolow .... publicist
Adam Sternin .... production assistant
Tony Vitale .... location coordinator
Cheryl Wright .... assistant post-production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue
91 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:13 | UK:15 (TV rating) | USA:R (certificate #33683)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Final theatrical feature film directed by Paul Mazursky.See more »
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
References The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)See more »
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An unexpected delight, 18 September 2011
Author: btm1 from United States

Comcast cable gave "Faithful" just 2 stars, so I wasn't sure I wanted to see it. But I love films Cher has starred in, so I watched it not expecting too much. It's a small but delightful film about the interaction of a woman and the hit-man hired to kill her.

Maggie (Cher) is an extremely wealthy housewife. She drives a Rolls, and lives in a modern mansion that seems large enough to house a hotel or resort. But she is depressed. Her husband of 20 years, Jack (Ryan O'Neal), has been neglecting her. They haven't had sex for months and she is sure he is having an affair. A hit-man, Tony (Chazz Palminteri), sneaks into her house and ties her to a chair. He explains that her husband hired him to kill her, but he has to wait until the husband signals (by phoning and hanging up after two rings) that he has reached his alibi location.

While waiting, Maggie tries to convince Tony to work for her instead of her husband. Tony becomes distressed and calls his psychotherapist, Dr. Susskind (Paul Mazursky, who also was the film's Director).

While this does not sound like a comedy, in what drama does a hit-man call his therapist during a job? Besides, there is the anticipation that Maggy will come out on top. She is Cher after-all!

Chazz Palminteri is excellent as the troubled hit-man. He also wrote the play the film is based on, and wrote the screenplay. Robert De Niro is listed as the Producer.

There are some minor problems that I didn't think about until writing this review. They don't really matter:

1. Maggie considers herself a housewife. But how does she spend her days? Wouldn't such a person have a circle of girlfriends who discuss each others family problems?

2. Shouldn't such a large home have a staff to run it? It has an elaborate security system but no staff to respond to intrusions? A cook? A maid to keep the many rooms clean? 3. Cher's acting seemed to me to somehow to be a little off, as if she didn't put her full effort into it. In other films she has been a superb actress.

The film was adapted from a play, so it is not surprising that nearly all the scenes are in the mansion.

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