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Married to the Mob (1988)

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Director:

Jonathan Demme
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lazar ... Tommy
Alec Baldwin ... 'Cucumber' Frank de Marco
Captain Haggerty ... 'The Fat Man'
Marlene Willoughby Marlene Willoughby ... Mrs. 'Fat Man'
Frank Aquilino Frank Aquilino ... Conductor
Charles Napier ... Angela's Hairdresser
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Angela de Marco
Joan Cusack ... Rose
Ellen Foley ... Theresa
O-Lan Jones ... Phyllis
Mercedes Ruehl ... Connie Russo
Jason Allen Jason Allen ... Tony Russo, Jr.
Diane Puccerella Diane Puccerella ... Three-Card Monte Victim
Suzanne Puccerella Suzanne Puccerella ... Three-Card Monte Victim
Anthony J. Nici Anthony J. Nici ... Joey de Marco
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Storyline

Angela deMarco is unhappily married to high Mafia member Frank deMarco. When Frank is killed, Angela takes the opportunity to break free of the Mafia world entirely and start a new life. But Frank's boss, Tony Russo, begins to court the unresponsive Angela. The FBI begins surveillance on her, thinking her to be his new mistress. FBI agent Mike Downey goes undercover as Angela's neighbor, but soon finds himself attracted to Angela himself. Written by Reid Gagle

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Angela always wanted to give marriage a shot. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

According to the commentary track of their compilation video Direct from Brooklyn (1999), the video for "Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head" by alternative rock band They Might Be Giants was shot using this movie's tails and unused film. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, a train comes into the station and commuters get on to go to New York City. The train is actually going in the opposite direction, toward the beach. See more »

Quotes

Angela de Marco: I've got to help Joey with his homework. He's having a lot of trouble in school.
Connie Russo: Of course he's having trouble at school, he hangs out with Tony Jr. Face it, these boys are never going to be Einstein.
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Crazy Credits

There are numerous outtakes in the end credits, including one showing the carved headboard of the bed in which de Marco is sporting with his mistress, bearing the words "Veni, Veni, Veni" (I Came, I Came, I Came), parodying Caesar's famous quote. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.137 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Liar, Liar
Written by James Donna
Performed by Debbie Harry
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User Reviews

It has great moments, a clear plot, and Jonathan Demme, yes!
2 August 2004 | by nini_tenSee all my reviews

This has to be one of Michelle Pfeiffer's best performances, she totally nailed the part! Dean Stockwell couldn't be more perfect for the role. There was a moment when the FBI arrived at the Honeymoon suite, and he turned and snapped his fingers, his response was so immediate, so realized that it became supreme entertainment. One of the other great moments are when the FBI brothers go "B-i-n-g-o" wth each other, and it's because Jonathan Demme adds these touches is what makes him so great. Mercedes Ruel is dynamite too. Pfeiffer's boyfriend acted a little too awkward but was still very right for the part. The more stale and formulated plot is what abled this movie's story to be so clear and over the top. When deleted scenes were cut into credit sequences in the end it felt beautiful and brilliantly cheerful. Great movie, great performances, great director.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Married to the Mob See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,231,056, 21 August 1988

Gross USA:

$21,486,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,486,757
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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