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Mafioso: The Father, the Son (2001)

Apparent heir to the Philadelphia Paradiso mafia family, Frank Paradiso, finds himself confronted with tough choices after an assassination attempt on his father, Don Antonio Paradiso. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Frank Paradiso
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Vito Lupo
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Antonio Paradiso
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Danny Defino
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Sid Freeman
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Gina Paradiso
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Lisa Paradiso
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Vince Lupo
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Louie Eggs
Frank Adonis ...
Luca Veneri
Louis Lippa ...
Gus Armadino
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Paulie Hammer
William DaRuffa ...
Richie Z
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Maria Paradiso
Joe LaBarbera ...
Peter Veneri
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Apparent heir to the Philadelphia Paradiso mafia family, Frank Paradiso, finds himself confronted with tough choices after an assassination attempt on his father, Don Antonio Paradiso. Frank, family under-bossman Vito Lupo, and consiglieri Danny Defino try to find out who is responsible for usurping the family's power before they implode from their own internal strife. Written by Philip Steinman

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Loyalty and Honor Are the Family Way of Life ... And Death

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence, sexuality and drug use
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October 2001 (USA)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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Dead Men Tell No Lies
Music and Lyrics by Jane Dougan
Produced and Performed by Dan Borgers
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If You Like The Sopranos, You'll Probably Like This
6 November 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a borderline 8 movie. I don't really have a lot of criticism, but it lacks most of the ingredients required for a 9 or 10 - meaning something special.

There was really no one particular thing special about it - and the ending was not surprising but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

I thought the acting was very good - gritty and intense. This movie kind of reminded me of The Sopranos, though I liked the latter a lot better. Not too much to say. You have to accept a lot of language and violence (and I mean VIOLENCE) - blood and guts. But, if you can get over that, settle in for a reasonably good movie.


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