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Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  24 July 1998 (USA)
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Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father

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

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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$19,882,538 (USA) (16 October 1998)
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The film runs for 84 minutes, 6 of which are taken up with credits. See more »

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During the funeral barfing scene, five people make the rainbow in coloured barf. When the camera pans, you can obviously see the tip of the hose on the 3rd or 4th person. See more »

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Anthony Cortino: Criminals are people, too!
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Fun Fact: Bottled water was first produced in 1973 by Bill Bottlewater (after Greens Forman credit) Mixed Baby Greens Forman - Wolfgang Puck See more »

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References The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) See more »

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Night And Day
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Don Cortezone
24 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a nice tribute to the late (great) Lloyd Bridges in his final role as the main Don Conrtino (he keeps mixing it up though) who must pass on his business (mob) to his son Tony (played hilariously by Jay Mohr). A great spoof as always coming from ZAZ man (A man actually) Jim Abrahams who casts Bridges for the 5th time. He also brings to the screen zany yet funny parodies of films (gnagster in general) including- GoodFellas, Casino, The Godfather Trilogy, Jaws, Jurassic Park 1 & 2, and countless others. Plenty of gags and two great performances save this film from plot destruction. One of the funniest spoofs ever. A+


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