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The Don's Analyst (1997)

Don Vito Leoni, the Godfather, is clinically depressed. The world has changed and he hasn't. He'd like to retire, but if he left the "family business" to his two idiot sons, they'd be dead ... See full summary »

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David Jablin

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David Hurwitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Aiello ... Frankie Leoni
Robert Cicchini ... Donnie Leoni
Joe Pingue ... Hood #1
Robert Loggia ... Don Vito Leoni
Howard Jerome Howard Jerome ... Tomaso
Louis Di Bianco ... Salvatore
David Calderisi ... Anthony
Lou Pitoscia Lou Pitoscia ... Tommy The Rope
George Santino George Santino ... Paul Tondini
Angie Dickinson ... Victoria Leoni
Angelica Trevena Angelica Trevena ... Stripper
A.C. Peterson ... Nicky 'Tits' (as Alan Peterson)
Gino Marrocco Gino Marrocco ... Gino
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Julian Riceputo
Lucy Webb ... Dr. Susan Riceputo
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Don Vito Leoni, the Godfather, is clinically depressed. The world has changed and he hasn't. He'd like to retire, but if he left the "family business" to his two idiot sons, they'd be dead in a minute. So he decides to go legit, which convinces everyone that he must be completely off the deep end. To preserve their cushy lives, his dysfuntional family conspires to get him some psycho-therepy. So his boys kidnap a "piasan" shrink and order him to "fix" their father. This film, which premired on Showtime, pre-dated the very similarly plotted "Analyze This" by over a year. Written by Cybele May

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The Godfather wants to get in touch with his feelings. Now! See more »

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's The Don's Analyst See more »

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A nasty, unfunny piece of trash
8 March 2004 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

When I sat down to watch this I wasn't sure what it was going to be. Seeing the National Lampoon name on it I'd assumed it was going to be a comedy. After a while I realised that I wasn't laughing very much (if at all) and I assumed it must be a drama about the pressures of family life set in the mob.

As I watched this drama I then realised that the actors were playing mob caricatures with very weak performances and that the plot was lame and boring. So what was I watching!!!?

As the film closed I realised what I had done - I had wasted my time watching an idea that would later be done much better in both "Analyse This!" (for the gags) and "The Sopranos" (for the drama). Unfortunately that's all this seems to want to be, the film honestly has next to no laughs and no drama. I know Analyse This was only so-so itself, but it felt like the peak of comedy once I'd seen this.

It's truly sad that well-known actors such as Kevin Pollack and Sherilyn Fenn get involved with this nonsense. They have nothing to really do and I just felt that they were totally, totally wasted. The rest of the cast just stumble round in various stereotypical characters without any actual personalities or character, they are surprisingly dull and deadly unfunny.

Watching this almost makes me feel insulted that someone in TV land decided that this was all the entertainment I needed for a Friday evening.


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