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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

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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

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Taglines:

They're her family...Whether she likes it or not See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casada con la mafia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,486,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Features Dean Stockwell's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Goofs

At about 52 Minutes into the movie a sniper shoots 2 men in a moving vehicle. First he shoots the man in the passenger seat and you see a close up of the bullet hole in the windshield. Then before he even shoots the second man driving the car you see another shot of the car and windshield and there's two bullet holes in the windshield when there should only be one because he hadn't shot the second man yet. See more »

Quotes

Angela de Marco: God, you people work just like the mob! There's no difference.
Regional Director Franklin: Oh, there's a big difference, Mrs. de Marco. The mob is run by murdering, thieving, lying, cheating psychopaths. We work for the President of the United States of America.
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Crazy Credits

Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine dancing on the steps outside a building. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Little Shop: Married to the Mush (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Mambo Italiano
Written by Bob Merrill
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Good fun.
25 June 2001 | by karen-128See all my reviews

It ain't Shakespeare, that's true, but it is a light and breezy romp. Pfieffer and Modine and Baldwin and Dean Stockwell are all having a great time with this 'dissatisfied mob wife' tale, and you will too. Interesting to watch this in the light of the "sopranos"- they are like loopy relatives somehow. Demme went on to greater, darker films (silence of the lambs, philadelphia) but I still enjoy his lighter period. So will you.


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