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Avenging Angelo (2002)

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A woman who has just discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain seeks revenge, with the aide of her father's faithful bodyguard.

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Martyn Burke

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Will Aldis (story), Will Aldis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Frankie Delano
Madeleine Stowe ... Jennifer Barrett
Anthony Quinn ... Angelo Allieghieri
Raoul Bova ... Marcello
Harry Van Gorkum ... Kip Barrett
Billy Gardell ... Bruno
George Touliatos ... Lucio Malatesta
Angelo Celeste Angelo Celeste ... The Priest
Ezra Perlman Ezra Perlman ... Rawley Barrett
Carin Moffat ... Ashley
John Gilbert John Gilbert ... Whitney Towers
Dawn Greenhalgh Dawn Greenhalgh ... Peggy Towers
Angelo Tsarouchas ... Thug
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Meter Maid
Lori Alter ... Kay
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Storyline

A woman who has recently discovered that she is the daughter of Angelo, a major mafia boss, decides to wreak vengeance when he is killed by a hitman. She's aided by his faithful bodyguard, with whom she soon falls in love. Written by Jason

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Her life is his job.


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Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Angelon kosto See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Anthony Quinn and Madeline Stowe play father and daughter here. In Revenge (1990), Quinn and Stowe played husband and wife. See more »

Goofs

When Frankie and Jennifer talk in the kitchen, there's one candle on the table. Amy leaves and Frankie blows out a candle which was not on the table before. See more »

Quotes

[Frankie is hiding a knocked-out mobster who happens to keep slipping wind]
Frankie Delano: Ma'am.
Jennifer Barrett Allieghieri: Frankie?
Frankie Delano: We've got squirrels.
Jennifer Barrett Allieghieri: Squirrels, Frankie?
Frankie Delano: Yes, ma'am, big squirrels. They... they tend to overeat preparing for a difficult winter and sometimes they bloat and often they get caught in the walls and to get out of the walls they have to ... deflate and that's what is causing the passage of... windage.
Jennifer Barrett Allieghieri: Oh...
[sighs]
Jennifer Barrett Allieghieri: Poor things.
Frankie Delano: Yeah, tough luck... tough luck.
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Give it a chance...you might be surprised
2 November 2003 | by ClarkDevlinSee all my reviews

Disclaimer: I am a Stallone fan, so this is not by any means an impartial review. Still, I readily admit that Sylvester Stallone has made both good and bad films. This is definitely one of the former, though not typical of his better work.

Stallone will never get any respect for his acting in the mainstream press, which is too bad: if he were an unknown in this role, and had given an identical performance, the press would laud him for his ability to handle subtle bits of comedy interspersed with action and gunplay. But he's Stallone- with all the baggage that carries, both good and bad- so his work is often overlooked.

If I were assisting Mr. Stallone's career, I would have suggested putting this out in film, and keeping 'Get Carter' for video.

Madeline Stowe has always been vaguely annoying to me, but not in this film. For one thing, one has to give kudos to her for her amazing physical shape: she's beautiful, with a figure that a lot of current 20-year-olds should aspire to! She deftly handles both the comic and the pathos of the script.

Rent it with an open mind. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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