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The Family (2013)

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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Carp ...
Billy the Bug


A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. Written by Minoesch

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Malavita  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,034,764 (USA) (13 September 2013)


$36,917,730 (USA) (3 January 2014)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Gio (De Niro) begins writing his novel, his voiceover is heard over black and white stock footage of Rudolph Valentino's funeral - including a shot of Adolph Zukor, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, and other famous film artists as the pallbearers. See more »


The movie is set in 1995 but the Sony Disc player used by Belle and the DeeJay TV listing on the back of the La Repubblica newspaper are both from some time after 2002. See more »


Maggie Blake: So who is he?
Belle Blake: He's this teacher at the school... ah, uh, he will be a teacher. He has his exams soon, and he's been giving me private lessons.
Maggie Blake: [With innuendo] Private lessons?
Belle Blake: Math lessons, Mom!
Maggie Blake: Fine. You have condoms at least?
Belle Blake: Mom!
Maggie Blake: What?
Belle Blake: We do the lessons at school in the study hall!
Maggie Blake: So...? You know, desire sneaks up on you, honey. It never waits for the right time or place.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning, the words "father", "mother", "son" and "daughter" are shown and intersected. Some of the letters vanish, and the remaining ones spell the film's title. See more »


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Pop Muzik
Written by Robin Scott
Performed by Robin Scott (as M)
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Dire, stupid, unfunny, mindless waste of time
4 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

It's extraordinary that with such talent, such a budget, and with so many resources that a film could be so utterly stupid.

This is billed as a comedy and yet the only faintly amusing section is the sight of people who have anger management problems, or are inbred sociopaths, beating other people to pulp.

Director Luc Besson has created a film set in France that is more like Akron Ohio. Everyone speaks English, the teens act like Americans. Why France?, Why bother? Who cares? There is no story as a writer would know it; nothing hinged on plot and structure, just a series of post mafia clichés bind this goop which struggles at being a reference to other mafia movies, which were all funnier. Goodfellas was hysterical compared to this. Goodfellas showed the audience how to use a pen in unusual ways which was just a rib-tickling humorous moment of fall on the floor laughing. Such laughs in that movie.

Not this one.

There are goldfish who are bored and insulted at seeing this on the TV in the living room.

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