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Bella Mafia (1997)

Starting in Palermo, Italy, 1977 - The ups and downs of a mafia family opposed to drug trade until the men are murdered and the widows take over.

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

Lynda La Plante (novel), Lynda La Plante (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Graziella Luciano
Dennis Farina ... Don Roberto Luciano
Nastassja Kinski ... Sophia Luciano
Jennifer Tilly ... Moyra Luciano
Illeana Douglas ... Teresa Scorpio Luciano
James Marsden ... Luka
Gina Philips ... Rosa Luciano
Richard Portnow ... Anthony Moreno
Franco Nero ... Mario Domino
Peter Bogdanovich ... Vito Giancamo
Carmen Argenziano
Michael Hayden Michael Hayden ... Michael Luciano
Richard Joseph Paul ... Constantino Luciano
W. Earl Brown ... Fredrico Luciano
Tony Maggio Tony Maggio ... Alfredo Luciano
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Storyline

When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her mother-in-law and her sisters-in-law swear to get revenge upon the family. Written by Elise Taylor

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Taglines:

Hell hath no fury like the women of... [Bella Mafia]

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

16 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bela Mafia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Königsberg Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | (short)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where Sofia has Lucas tied to the chair he does not have the necklace on. However, in a later scene she discovers the necklace on him. See more »

Quotes

Giorgio Corolla: [referring to the gun in Luka's hands] Where in God's name did you get that, Luka?
Luka: Where we get everything... Mail order! Charged to your Papa. Now tell me about the poisons. Stricknai... Nice word... Like music!
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Soundtracks

Bella Luna
Written by Peter D. Kaye and Lorenzo Caccialanza
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So Disappointing
27 September 2000 | by eddie-83See all my reviews

Lynda Laplante has written brilliant material in the past, especially the `Prime Suspect' series but with `Bella Mafia' she is ham-strung by the medium, i.e. U.S. TV which forbids the level of sex, violence and profanity that gives her best stuff its edge.

Attempts to reproduce elements of `The Godfather' and `Romeo & Juliet' are almost pathetic, Vanessa Redgrave is the only principal cast member to age as the generations pass, Nastassia Kinsky is beautiful throughout. In one unintentionally hilarious sequence Ms. Redgrave fires a gun in a packed courtroom, is arrested but quickly released – because she missed her target!

All too melodramatic.


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