Young Vincenzo Cortino, son of a Sicilian postman, delivers a package for his father and accidentally sees something he should not see. In a donkey's, well, he is smuggled out of town, where he tries to reach a ship headed for America. There, Vincenzo works his way up to the top of the Mafia. One day, his youngest son makes a mistake and has to leave town. A little later, he ends up as a casino boss in Las Vegas. But the heads of the other families want old Don Cortino out of the way. So, they shoot him 47 times and send a *very* attractive woman to distract his son from his casino work. Will he fall for her or will he return to Diane, who, by the way, had run for President successfully in the meantime?Written by
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An Italian-American group tried to boycott the film's New York premiere as they felt that it was demeaning to Italians. See more »
During the final epilogues of the main characters, Joey Cortinos text says he started an impotency clinic and has a website at "www.my stiffy.com".
A web address can't have a space in it. See more »
I'm not my father, Diane, just like you're not your father. If we were our fathers, what we did last night would only be legal in Arkansas.
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Things to do after the movie: 1. Visit a dairy and see how milk is handled and prepared for delivery. 2. Help plan and start a library 3. With a friend, construct a miniture Indian village (after Am. Humane Ass. disclaimer) However the donkey that smuggled young Vincenzo died of old age and was eaten at the wrap party See more »
The version of the movie syndicated to stations by Buena Vista Television eliminates all of the joke credits from the final credit roll, presumably to save time. See more »
Jim Abrahams, the director of "Jane Austen's Mafia", is a man that knows a thing, or two, about what to give the public as he has already shown in his acerbic satires. This one, came without any warning the other night and frankly, either we were in a giddy mood, or we were ready to laugh looking at this spoof on the different Godfathers films, as well as others, most notably, Goodfellas and Casino. Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese might have laughed at seeing some of the material they directed seen in a different light.
The casting was excellent. LLoyd Bridges, for whom the film is dedicated, gives a great performance as the older Vincenzo Cortino. Jay Mohr as the younger Cortino is good. The same can be said for the rest of the cast that do some amazing funny turns.
The only suggestion is to stay tuned to the credits because of the funny lines in between the names of the people involved in this film. If you're in a mood for fun and want to see some light fare, this is the film for you.
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