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
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 »
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 »
Angela de Marco:
I've got to help Joey with his homework. He's having a lot of trouble in school.
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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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 »
It has great moments, a clear plot, and Jonathan Demme, yes!
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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