The Godson (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  6 October 1998 (USA)
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After the death of his older brother, Giuseppe "The Guppy" Calzone (Kevin McDonald) becomes head of the Calzone Mob Family. His aging father (Dom DeLuise) knows his son is not cut out for ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guppy Calzone (as Kevin Hamilton McDonald)
Mama Calzone
Sunny Calzone (as Bob 'The Sicilian Salami' Hoge)
Tracy Dick
Agent Hoover
Bobbie Brown ...
Sunny's Babe
John LaMotta ...
Maitre D' (as John La Motta)


After the death of his older brother, Giuseppe "The Guppy" Calzone (Kevin McDonald) becomes head of the Calzone Mob Family. His aging father (Dom DeLuise) knows his son is not cut out for the job, so he sends him to "Mafia University." The head of a rival Mafia Family (Rodney Dangerfield) sees this an opportunity to strike and bring the Calzone Family to its knees. Surrounded by danger, double-crossing and pasta, THE GODSON proves that some wise guys just aren't so smart. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language, crude sex-related humor and drug content | See all certifications »




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6 October 1998 (USA)  »

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A Keresztmanus  »

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'Guppy' Calzone: If this is about the other night... I just wanted to see how pantyhose would look on me.
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All material is protected ....(bla bla bla) and this means you! FREE THE BOUND PERIODICALS! See more »


Spoofs Don Juan DeMarco (1994) See more »


Something's Changed
Written and Produced by Max Baxley
Performed by Shueby
© 1994 Bax Music Publishing (BMI)
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As bad as it gets
13 October 2000 | by (Arkansas, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This movie truly has it all. Astonishingly bad acting, directing, writing, editing... it belongs very high on any list of the worst movies ever made. It doesn't even fit into that "so bad it's good" category. After an uninspired, stupid, and simply unfunny opening gag, the film goes downhill from there. The "big stars" are Dom DeLuise and Rodney Dangerfield, but they really play supporting roles to Kevin McDonald of "Kids in the Hall" fame. Kevin was hilarious on that show, but given this material I actually felt sorry for him, and everyone else involved in the film. This movie is only for anyone who wants to see just how awful a film can be. Certainly one of the worst I've ever seen.

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