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An art-house auctioneer finds himself getting in deeper and deeper with the mob after learning that his teacher girlfriend is the daughter of a major mobster. Things get worse when a godfather decides to launder his no-talent son's gory paintings through the art house and gets the FBI into the picture. Everything then falls apart when the son is accidentally shot. Written by
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One of the mobster's names is Tony Two-Toes, which is the name of a mobster in Eraser (1996). The two films share several cast members, including Joe Viterelli, who was Tony in Eraser. See more »
In the Chinese restaurant, Gina's fortune cookie plate jumps from being directly in front of her on the table to being in the middle of the table between shots. See more »
[Frank's about to 'shoot' Michael]
This is probably a stupid question, but is this going to hurt?
No. You won't feel a thing.
[FBI device with fake blood detonates]
That actually hurt quite a lot. Is it suppose to hurt that much?
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As the movie ends, "THE THE END" is displayed on the screen. This refers to Frank's restaurant, The La Trattoria, which translates to The The Trattoria. See more »
This was an entertaining comedy, similar to several other films I've seen in which an innocent-appearing nice guy gets caught up in the middle of a mob family. (i.e. Matthew Broderick in "The Freshman.")
In this film, it's Hugh Grant who winds up in mobster James Caan's clan. The latter isn't known for his comedy but he's good at it. Sometimes just the facial expressions on Caan's face brought out big laughs with me.
Joe Viterelli is perfect for any Mafia-type story, as is Burt Young. It was a little strange, though, to see Young look like such a shriveled up old man. Jeanne Tripplehorn provides the romantic interest in here.
My only complaints were too much usage of God's name in vain, especially for a comedy, and the typical on again-off again marriage plans you've seen so many times in movies for many decades. Overall, however, a good lighthearted comedy that should please a lot of people.
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