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




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6 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Credit #23 on the cast: Plays with Himself - Master Bates See more »


References The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) See more »


Something's Changed
Written and Produced by Max Baxley
Performed by Shueby
© 1994 Bax Music Publishing (BMI)
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16 December 2000 | by (Heaven above) – See all my reviews

Why is it good character type actors who are funny in little roles always want to be the star of a movie? Why can't they just accept the fact that they're really good at the bit part that everyone remembers?

Kevin McDonald fits this to a tee, and this movie proves it. It's really bad parody of The GodFather. It has what looks like a good cast and it SOUNDS like it's gonna be funny, but all it turns out to be is a few sight gags and cameos strung together by a pitifully bad script. The 'stars' in the film include Rodney Dangerfield and Dom Deluise. But it follows Guppy, McDonalds character, throughout this godawful flick. How he's trying to take his family legit and blah,blah,blah.....

Why can't he just get the Kids in the Hall back together? It seems like he can't break out of the mold that he was on that show. He plays weird little characters. Nothing else. I still like him as a bit player, but he's proven that he definetly can't carry a film. Put a big pass on this one.

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