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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lazar ...
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'The Fat Man'
Marlene Willoughby ...
Mrs. 'Fat Man'
Frank Aquilino ...
Conductor
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Angela's Hairdresser
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Rose
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Theresa
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Phyllis
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Jason Allen ...
Tony Russo, Jr.
Diane Puccerella ...
Three-Card Monte Victim
Suzanne Puccerella ...
Three-Card Monte Victim
Anthony J. Nici ...
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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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They're her family...Whether she likes it or not See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casada con la mafia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,486,757
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

So many scenes didn't make it into the movie that Jonathan Demme decided to place them at the end during the credits, to retell the story. See more »

Goofs

The size of the bouquet changes between shots. 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

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 Backstory: Married to the Mob (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Zazueira
Written by Jorge Ben Jor (as Jorge Ben)
Performed by Pe De Boi
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One of the funniest films I've ever seen!
15 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I had to write this review because the only user comments on file don't begin to do this film justice. For one thing, Michelle Pfeiffer is TERRIFIC in this role -- she demonstrates a marvelous comedic style we don't often get to see. (Maybe the other reviewer prefers her serious work, but I dispute the comment that Pfeiffer has "matured" beyond this role. It's a comedy, for goodness' sake!)

And yes, Alec Baldwin is quite good, but it's Matthew Modine who steals the picture! (He also has much more screen time.) Mercedes Ruehl and Dean Stockwell (as Tony 'The Tiger' Russo) are absolutely delicious. The plot is delightful, and sometimes manages to touch on some more somber issues, as all great comedies do.

In short, I've seen this hilarious film two or three times over the years, and thinking about it now makes me eager to watch it all over again!


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