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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lazar ... Tommy
... 'Cucumber' Frank de Marco
... 'The Fat Man'
Marlene Willoughby ... Mrs. 'Fat Man'
Frank Aquilino ... Conductor
... Angela's Hairdresser
... Angela de Marco
... Rose
... Theresa
... Phyllis
... Connie Russo
Jason Allen ... Tony Russo, Jr.
Diane Puccerella ... Three-Card Monte Victim
Suzanne Puccerella ... Three-Card Monte Victim
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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Angela always wanted to give marriage a shot. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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

Matthew Modine initially didn't think that there was anything funny about the script. See more »

Goofs

After Angela's haircut, her dress has brown spots. Seconds later, after crossing the road and going up to the corridor outside her apartment, she wears a plain brown dress with a yellow zip top. See more »

Quotes

Angela de Marco: I've got to help Joey with his homework. He's having a lot of trouble in school.
Connie Russo: 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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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 »

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Features Spartacus (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye Horses
Written by William Garvey
Performed by Q. Lazzarus
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Good fun.
25 June 2001 | by See 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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