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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Final theatrical feature film directed by Paul Mazursky. See more »

Goofs

The sandwich that Margaret is eating. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Blow jobs don't count.
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Connections

References The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) See more »

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Kuchh Is Ada Se Aj
Performed by Abida Parveen
Written by Jigar Muradabadi
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Wonderful comedy!
19 January 2000 | by cherqueen9See all my reviews

Ok, so it's not an action packed thriller, but if you're in the mood to laugh, it's a great movie. Cher's acting was wonderful when you consider the fact that it was mainly just her and Chazz Palminteri for the majority of the movie. I personally thought that Chazz's acting was excellent. I mean, he wrote the movie AND was the main character. To me that seems like it would take a lot of talent which he obviously has to accomplish such a thing. I've heard some people say that they were disappointed at the fact that Chazz played his normal mobster character. In my opinion, his best rolls are when he plays a hitman, mobster, etc, because you know he's Italian, and makes a great tuff guy, even though in reality I bet he's probably really sweet. Another comment I've heard is that it was boring. If you thought it was boring, see it again because you didn't understand it. Keep in mind that the strength of this movie is the witty dialogue BECAUSE it was based on a play and BECAUSE it was a play/movie that was from the perspective of a cheated housewife held captive. What did you expect?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Harrison, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$967,956, 7 April 1996

Gross USA:

$2,104,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,104,439
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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