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Mafia! (1998)

Jane Austen's Mafia! (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 24 July 1998 (USA)
Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Cortino
Diane Steen
Pepper Gianini
Dominick Clamato
Cesar Marzoni
Blake Hammond ...
Fatso Paulie Orsatti
Philip Suriano ...
Frankie Totino (as Phil Suriano)
Clamato's Wife


Young Vincenzo Cortino, son of a Sicilian postman, delivers a package for his father and accidentally sees something he should not see. In a donkey's, well, he is smuggled out of town, where he tries to reach a ship headed for America. There, Vincenzo works his way up to the top of the Mafia. One day, his youngest son makes a mistake and has to leave town. A little later, he ends up as a casino boss in Las Vegas. But the heads of the other families want old Don Cortino out of the way. So, they shoot him 47 times and send a *very* attractive woman to distract his son from his casino work. Will he fall for her or will he return to Diane, who, by the way, had run for President successfully in the meantime? Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, language, violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mafia!  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,577,961 (USA) (24 July 1998)


$19,882,538 (USA) (16 October 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lloyd Bridges' last film role. The film is dedicated to his memory. (Although a film he made prior to this, "Meeting Daddy", was released after.) See more »


During the final epilogues of the main characters, Joey Cortinos text says he started an impotency clinic and has a website at "www.my stiffy.com". A web address can't have a space in it. See more »


Anthony Cortino: Some would argue that the Mafia is a bad thing, that it uses its power to undermine law and order, to promote the very lowest forms of human behavior. Of course, that's all true, but in the end, maybe it's worth it.
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Crazy Credits

(After Special Vocal Effects credit) Special Ring-Pulling Effects - Jorge's House of Chili See more »


Spoofs The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »


Look In My Eyes
Written by Richard Barrett
Performed by The Chantels
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A nice surprise
5 August 1998 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

It certainly took a long time to get to see the first spoof on the ever-so -serious mafia flicks! However, it was worth the wait - Jim Abrahams has certainly not lost his touch. Although there is an abundant number of really bad jokes in the picture, and many times you've heard them before (in Airplane!, Naked Gun etc.), one cannot help but like it. For one thing, Mafia! looks fabulous (especially the Sicilian scenes). At times sparks really fly in terms of funny dialogue and character interaction - I especially enjoyed Christina Applegate's 'presidential' performance. Although Lloyd Bridges will be fondly remembered (and missed), I would have preferred to see Leslie Nielsen in Don Cortino's role.

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