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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The climatic scene in the honeymoon suite was originally written to take place in the Everglades. 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

[after doing a hit on a commuter train]
Tommy: How these people do it every day?
"Cucumber" Frank de Marco: It's like fuckin' sardines!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Friends and Romans (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Liar, Liar
Written by James Donna
Performed by Debbie Harry
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One of the funniest films I've ever seen!
15 April 2002 | by LMorlandSee 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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