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Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)

 -  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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Diane Steen
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Pepper Gianini
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Dominick Clamato
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Gorgoni
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Carla
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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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If you like Oscar winning drama and touching romance and you've got an hour and a half to kill This Summer Prepared to get Whacked See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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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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In keeping with the jokey nature of the proceedings, composer John Frizzell had his name Italianised for the credits into Gianni Frizzelli. 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 »

Quotes

[Emerges soaking wet from a bathroom stall, and sees everyone staring at him, and so he hurriedly attempts to explain his drenched and disheveled appearance]
Anthony Cortino: El Niño.
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Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

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Joy of Living
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A Worthy Satire
29 July 1998 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

While many reviewers gave this film mild or bad reviews, they all seem to miss the attention to detail -- the artistic attempt not only to recreate the look and atmosphere of THE GODFATHER, but also the look of the periods depicted. I found the film delightful. I was expecting what I got -- a spoof from the AIRPLANE folks. They didn't promise Shakespeare so don't expect iambic pentameter.


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