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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)
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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


[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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Crazy Credits

Fun Fact: Actress Christina Applegate invented radar (after Special Effects Coordinator credit) Not Very Special Effects Coordinator - Al's House of Gimmicks See more »


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Tarantella Giardinisa
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23 May 2000 | by (The Mitten State, USA) – 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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