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Faithful (1996)

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A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.

Director:

Paul Mazursky

Writers:

Chazz Palminteri (play), Chazz Palminteri (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cher ... Margaret
Chazz Palminteri ... Tony
Ryan O'Neal ... Jack Connor
Paul Mazursky ... Dr. Susskind
Amber Smith ... Debbie
Elisa Leonetti ... Maria
Mark Nassar Mark Nassar ... Maria's Boyfriend
Stephen Spinella ... Young Man at Rolls
Jeffrey Wright ... Young Man at Rolls
David Marino David Marino ... Little Tony
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Tony's Father
Olinda Turturro Olinda Turturro ... Tony's Mother
Max Norat Max Norat ... Jewelery Store Salesman
Allison Janney ... Saleslady
Chris O'Neill Chris O'Neill ... Priest
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Storyline

For their 20th wedding anniversary, Jack gets Maggie a diamond necklace and a hit man. But when Tony shows up and, waiting for the signal from Jack in Connecticut to do the hit, he and Maggie begin to talk - perhaps Tony can come to value Maggie even more than her husband does. And when Jack shows up, things get very tricky. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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After 20 years of marriage, she thought she was the target of her husband's affection. She was only half right. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

20 lat... i ani dnia dluzej See more »

Filming Locations:

Harrison, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,104,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Amber Smith. See more »

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The sandwich that Margaret is eating. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: Ya know cuz you'll do anything for someone you love, except love them again.
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: Arthur After Hours (1995) See more »

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What A Difference a Day Makes
Performed by Dinah Washington
Written by Stanley Adams and María Grever
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Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Not bad - Chazz carries it
7 March 2000 | by fleaglesSee all my reviews

This was better than I expected. Chazz Palminteri plays a hit man set to kill Cher, and who was sent by her husband, played by Ryan O'Neal. But then once Chazz starts to talk to her, they seem to have this snappy discourse. (He can't just kill her - he's waiting for a phone call from the husband.) This isn't more than a nice-looking play (great house in Harrison, NY), and it's not suspenseful at all, but Palminteri's charm carries it nicely.

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