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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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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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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 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 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

Anthony Cortino: Some would argue that the Mafia is a bad thing, that it uses its power to undermine law and order, to promote the very lowest forms of human behavior. Of course, that's all true, but in the end, maybe it's worth it.
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Crazy Credits

Things to do after the movie: 1. Visit a dairy and see how milk is handled and prepared for delivery. 2. Help plan and start a library 3. With a friend, construct a miniture Indian village (after Am. Humane Ass. disclaimer) However the donkey that smuggled young Vincenzo died of old age and was eaten at the wrap party See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Bridal March
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Nigel Ogden
Courtesy of Promusic
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Watch this immediately after watching any mob/crime movie...
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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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