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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

Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman were originally down to play the parts later taken up by Cher and Ryan O'Neal. See more »

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The sandwich that Margaret is eating. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Come on, you sound like my shrink!
Margaret: You're in therapy?
Tony: I'm not ashamed to say I got problems like anybody else.
Margaret: Well, I'm not, trying to insult you. I mean, I've got problems, too. I've been going to a therapist for five years, but you're a hired killer.
Tony: It's a job.
Margaret: No, a job is selling real estate!
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Soundtracks

Vissi D'Arte
from "Tosca"
Performed by Éva Marton
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Courtesy of Sony Classic
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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BitchFest 1996!!!!
28 July 1999 | by DenBoy-3See all my reviews

The first time I saw it, I hated it. With a passion. Don't know why- I've loved everything else Cher had done. It didn't click for some reason. Then I watched it some time later and WHAM, I got it... going thru the same thing myself (except the hitman part). I found myself laughing and crying, and rooting Cher's wonderfully angry and hostile dialog. (I think she let Ryan off too easy...) The whole first half is a setup for the last half, when her husband Jack (Ryan O'Neil) comes home. Then the poo REALLY hits the proverbial whirling blades. She lets him have it, takes it all back, and gives it to him again. Harder. (Considering how I felt when I went thru a similar situation, he STILL got off way too easy!) I would very much recommend this movie- especially if your boyfriend or girlfriend has had an affair and you are still bitter- it's very cathartic. And it's still free! (Okay- the rental isn't- but it's a funny line in the movie...)


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Official Sites:

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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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