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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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A spoof of the Fast And Furious franchise.

Director: Jim Abrahams
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Cast

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Sophia
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Clamato's Wife
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Bonifacio
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Storyline

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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An Epic Saga Of Disorganized Crime 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 USA:

$6,577,961, 26 July 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,882,538, 18 October 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,182,538
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Anthony Cortino: Gianini... any Sicilian in you?
Pepper Gianini: Not since last night.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Look In My Eyes
Written by Richard Barrett
Performed by The Chantels
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Watch this immediately after watching any mob/crime movie...
23 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Wow! You'd think by now Jim Abraham's material would be worn out and unoriginal. Think again. MAFIA! has got to be among one of the funniest parody films of the 1990s. This movie had me laughing for hours after I saw it, and even now when I think of some of the gags (especially the games in the casino) I can't help but to crack up. Also, the acting is BRILLIANT. Kudos to everyone who starred in the film! They all pulled off the ludicrously hilarious gags and delivered the most funny lines while keeping a straight face the entire time. I could never do that.


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