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Mafioso: The Father, the Son (2004)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  2000 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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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
Susan Moses ...
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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Rated R for language, violence, sexuality and drug use
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Worst Mob Movie I've Seen
3 September 2008 | by (Okla City, OK, USA) – See all my reviews

Geez, where to start? The casting, perhaps. Well, marginal actors with bad material can a real mess make, and this flick stonk so badly I'm longing for a shower. Rossi, with a writing credit (somehow I see him brainstorming with some no-talent hack real writer), crafts himself a plum role that proves the rule about how that's not a good idea. The actor cast in the lead as Vito, has got to be the ugliest, silly looking wop in Hollywood whose lips hang like a raw wound on a mug that could shatter a mirror. Vito's dad, however, deserves the most thumbs-down for believability. He's about as credible for being a mob boss as Andy Dick.

Next, the direction, the script, and the rest. Bad, and worse. I can only assume that this project launched due to Sopranos' success, and they supposed they could snag a low-budget masterpiece by casting their own buddies and their family with an inkling they could act. Sophia Coppola should have shown SOMEBODY in charge how that can work out.

Keep hunting if you want to watch a mafia movie with something to offer. This is a waste of time.


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