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Mafioso: The Father, the Son (2000)

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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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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence, sexuality and drug use
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2000 (USA)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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Let's Go!
Written by Lanny & Robert Duncan
Performed by The Routers
Courtesy of Go-Jo Music
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A Soprano's type Mafia movie, but with a softer side
22 April 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a screening and it can't help but be compared to the Sopranos. The three leading characters of this film are very intriguing, all with an interesting dynamic or relationship. I found that the relationship between the father (John Costanza) and his son (Sal Mazzotta) the most intriguing. Costanzo's softer side is shown when we realize that he just wants to take care of his son and his family, and that he's not in it just for the money, which makes their relationship unique for a Mafia film. As we watch the Mafia family suffer one tragedy after another, we realize this is not just another Mafia movie. Mazzotta and Vito's (Leo Rossi) relationship was also very interesting, particularly in the latter part of the film where their association takes a much uglier turn. Leo Rossi's performance was another one that had me hooked, I guessed early on what was going to happen between them but it didn't dampen the effect on the film for me at all. The acting was very good and unusual characters made this film just as interesting as the Sopranos, which I really am hooked on. I recommend this if you are ready for graphic violence.


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