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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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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Did You Know?


The film runs for 84 minutes, 6 of which are taken up with credits. 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: You lost a lot of blood but we found most of it.
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Crazy Credits

Since John Frizzell took on the aka of Gianni Frizzelli for the original music in keeping with the spoof of the Italian Mafia, he also has a credit for "additional music" under his real name. See more »


Spoofs Goodfellas (1990) See more »


Look In My Eyes
Written by Richard Barrett
Performed by The Chantels
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22 June 1999 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

More comedy than I expected. The one liners were hilarious. It had its stupid parts, but so stupid you had to laugh at the stupidity.

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