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.
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
In the seedy, Roman-themed hotel room in which Karen and Tony have their regular tryst, the writing on the headboard reads, "Veni, Veni, Veni." This is a play on the triumphal phrase attributed to Julius Caesar, "Veni. Vidi. Vici" which translates "I came. I saw. I conquered." So, the sleazy motel room's headboard reads, "I came, I came, I came." See more »
Around 1.21 in two goons join Downey at the bar, he introduces himself as Frank Smith. When he's shown into the honeymoon sweet one goon says this is Mike Smith. See more »
The first part of the end credits are outtakes edited from the movie and different angles of scenes that were in it. Director Demme said he was trying to recreate the movie with the last part of the credits-where 'Angela' and 'Mike' chase each other and dance around the steps of the NYC Supreme Court building being a coda. See more »
Michelle Pfeiffer is ideally cast as the frustrated mob widow in this colourful black comedy. Matthew Modine plays a clumsy FBI agent who has taken a fancy to her. Dean Stockwell steals the show as the big shot who keeps on pestering Pfeiffer; Mercedes Ruehl is dynamic as his jealous wife. It's all very eighties, but that just adds to the fun. A nice little flick, though not for every taste.
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