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Mobsters and Mormons (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  9 September 2005 (USA)
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A mafia family from New Jersey is placed in the witness relocation program to an all-Mormon community in Utah.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carmine "The Beans" Pasquale (George Cheeseman)
Jeanette Puhich ...
Gina Pasquale (Linda Cheeseman)
Clayton Taylor ...
Vincent Pasquale (Patrick Cheeseman)
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Michael Jaymes
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Kate Jaymes
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Julie Jaymes
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Louise Means (as Jan Broberg Felt)
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Agent Tuttle
Michael Kagan ...
Angello Marcello
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Jackie
Joe Maruzzo ...
Little Nicky
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Rocco
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President Perry
Nathan Smith Jones ...
Agent Banks
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Ryan (the neighbor)
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When forced by the FBI to rat out mob boss Angelo Marcello, Carmine "The Beans" Pasquale is a wanted man on the lam being hunted by hit man Little Nicky Cappuccio. Taking along wife Gina and son Vincent, Carmine enters the federal witness relocation program and is given a new home and a new identity. Now known as The Cheeseman Family from Omaha, Nebraska, these former East Coast mobsters are relocated into the middle of a quiet, straight laced Mormon community in Utah where much to Carmine's frustration; he can't even find a decent cup of coffee let alone a horse track. Life in this small town becomes anything but ordinary once The Cheesemans move in. Many locals are weary, if not outright afraid of these rough around the edges outsiders, while others go annoyingly far out their way to try to embrace them. Despite the efforts of well meaning neighbor Michael Jaymes to help Carmine feel welcome, Carmine can't help but wonder if being this much of a fish out of water -- is actually ... Written by HaleStorm Entertainment

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The only thing they had in common. . . was the family.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some language and violence

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$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$67,945 (USA) (9 September 2005)

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$407,139 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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Writer/Director John E. Moyer grew up in Southern New Jersey and based many of the outsider experiences in the film on his own after moving to Utah. See more »

Quotes

Vincent Pasquale: This place looks like a whole lot of nothin'.
Agent Tuttle: Well it was just a desert waste land when the Mormon pioneers arrived in July of 1846, but under the leadership of President Brigham Young the entire area...
Carmine "The Beans" Pasquale: You work for the National Park Service or the FBI? Just drive the van G-Man!
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Bada Bing, Bada Mormon
23 March 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

It was one big old culture shock for Mark DeCarlo and his family in Mobsters and Mormons. The cheerful hit-man who has run afoul of his former associates is now in witness protection. But what a place they've relocated him to. A small town in Utah where 98% of the populace is of the LDS church. The man just can't relate to those folks although at least one neighboring family headed by Scott Christopher does their best to make him feel at home.

These folks operate on a whole set of different values than DeCarlo's been brought up to believe. And poor DeCarlo can't get a decent pizza and his craving for real coffee nearly gets him and his family killed.

It's an interesting idea for a comedy, but sadly lacking verisimilitude. Witness protection has had almost as many failures as successes. The most notable example of that was Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano who while in witness protection got involved in a few local rackets of his own creation. Those folks don't think like most of us relatively normal gentiles let alone those of the LDS faith. It's a gulf of the minds I think is almost impossible to cross.

Still Mobsters And Mormons has a few good moments, my favorite is DeCarlo giving some young kids the gangland New Jersey version of the Three Little Pigs. I wish the film had more moments like those.


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