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Bella Mafia (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  16 November 1997 (USA)
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When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her... See full summary »

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Sophia Luciano
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Moyra Luciano
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Teresa Scorpio Luciano
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Rosa Luciano
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Anthony Moreno
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Mario Domino
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Vito Giancamo
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Michael Luciano
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Constantino Luciano
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Fredrico Luciano
Tony Maggio ...
Alfredo
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When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her mother-in-law and her sisters-in-law swear to get revenge upon the family. Written by Elise Taylor

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Hell hath no fury like the women of... [Bella Mafia]

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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In the scene where Sofia has Lucas tied to the chair he does not have the necklace on. However, in a later scene she discovers the necklace on him. See more »

Quotes

Luka - Age 10: Are you some kind of prisoner?
Giorgio Corolla: Possibly, but only of my own physical deformities.
Luka - Age 10: You're not eating?
Giorgio Corolla: Help yourself.
Luka - Age 10: Whats that stink in here? Do you go in your pants?
Giorgio Corolla: [chuckles] No, not today, fortunatly
Luka - Age 10: How old are you?
Giorgio Corolla: Older then anyone anticipated I would ever live to be, especially my father. How old are you?
Luka - Age 10: I dunno... Watcha got all these books for?
Giorgio Corolla: I read.
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Bella Luna
Written by Peter D. Kaye and Lorenzo Caccialanza
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This movie should be renamed: Oh the Bitter Irony
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never in all my years of film enjoyment have I passed 3 hours watching such painfully good, yet bitter irony. Although, at the begging one automatically considers this a sad failed remake of The Godfather storyline, one soon comes to the realization that this film has nothing to do with the weakness or shortcomings of the Don and the future patriarchs of the Luciano family. No, this film is about the mistakes of everyday human beings and the most stinging, biting irony one could ever imagine. Even though much of the film is predictable there were twists that added to the pain and were completely unexpected. If you enjoy irony that draws out every last sweat drop, this is the film to watch and remember not the judge this book by its cover --or first scenes.


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