Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father

Director:

Jim Abrahams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Mohr ... Anthony 'Tony' Cortino
Billy Burke ... Joey Cortino
Christina Applegate ... Diane Steen
Pamela Gidley ... Pepper Gianini
Olympia Dukakis ... Sophia
Lloyd Bridges ... Vincenzo Cortino
Jason Fuchs ... Young Vincenzo Cortino
Joe Viterelli ... Dominick Clamato
Tony Lo Bianco ... Cesar Marzoni
Blake Hammond Blake Hammond ... Fatso Paulie Orsatti
Philip Suriano Philip Suriano ... Frankie Totino (as Phil Suriano)
Vincent Pastore ... Gorgoni
Marisol Nichols ... Carla
Carol Ann Susi ... Clamato's Wife
Gregory Sierra ... Bonifacio
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Storyline

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 Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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If you like Oscar winning drama and touching romance and you've got an hour and a half to kill This Summer Prepared to get Whacked See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, language, violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In keeping with the jokey nature of the proceedings, composer John Frizzell had his name Italianised for the credits into Gianni Frizzelli. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Anthony Cortino: Diane, would you excuse us?
Diane: Oh, yeah, sure. If you need me, I'll be up on the bidet.
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Crazy Credits

Another caption informs us that Anthony's son went on to become the first blonde leader of an organized crime syndicate. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Barney & Friends (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Night And Day
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Rick Riso
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Good comedy.
9 August 2018 | by 13FunbagsSee all my reviews

I'm surprised I never heard of this before. It had some really funny moments. The attack goats cracked me up.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mafia! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,577,961, 26 July 1998

Gross USA:

$19,889,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,889,299
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (in selected theatres)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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