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Friends and Family (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 17 June 2004 (Israel)
A gay couple are hit men for the mafia.

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Kristen Coury

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Lauren ... Stephen Torcelli
Chris Gartin ... Danny Russo
Rebecca Creskoff ... Jenny Patrizzi
Edward Hibbert ... Richard Grayson
Allison Mackie ... Cheryl
Meshach Taylor ... Bruno
Beth Fowler ... Mrs. Torcelli
Frank Pellegrino ... Mr. Torcelli
Johnny Russo ... Max
Sam Coppola ... Carlo Ricci
Mike Arotsky Mike Arotsky ... Unruly Customer (as Mike Arotzky)
Michael Squicciarini Michael Squicciarini ... Ray (as Michael 'Scuch' Squicciarini)
Frank Minucci Frank Minucci ... Leo
Richard Petrocelli ... Eddie
Elisa Heinsohn Elisa Heinsohn ... Tania / Singer at Banquet
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Storyline

Children and parents. In New York City, Stephen and Danny live well: they're smooth, cool, in love, and good at what they do. Stephen's Midwestern parents pay them a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Jenny and Damon tell their parents they are engaged: Matt's parents, Midwestern paramilitary fanatics, take it as a sign to gather their group to invade New York. Jenny's father is the local Mob boss who employs Stephen and Danny as enforcers. He's unhappy that Jenny is marrying someone who is neither Sicilian nor Catholic. Stephen's parents know he's gay, they just don't know what his job is. Here come the parents; will the children survive? All roads lead to the engagement party. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Meet the real gay mafia!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

17 June 2004 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Friends & Family See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,804, 18 May 2003

Gross USA:

$127,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,212
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When called upon to speak at his birthday party, Mr. Torcelli knocks his champagne glass off the table. In the next shot his glass is back on the table. See more »

Quotes

Danny Russo: [hearing that Stephen's father is an FBI man] Why didn't you tell me?
Stephen Torcelli: He made me swear. Even my mother doesn't know. He only told me 'cause I found an uzi hidden in the cellar. TR6 M81 with a repeating device.
Danny Russo: Cool.
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Connections

References All About Eve (1950) See more »

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You Can't Surprise Me
Written by Walter Edgar Kennon a/k/a Skip Kennon
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might have been so much better
9 December 2005 | by ales_kovarikSee all my reviews

The main idea of this movie - gay couple in mafia - was interesting and this alone could make a good movie with the parents facing their son as a killer for mafia. But some things made the movie so stupid, that it felt almost like the writer got drunk, wrote some "funny" lines and a movie was made. I'm talking about the military parents. If the producers cut this part off the movie they could save some money on the bad actors portraying the militants and invest it to improving the script.

And the usual complain: no kiss and except for the last scene, there was no touch between the gay couple. But to be impartial, the other people in the movies didn't kiss as well.


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