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Mafioso: The Father, the Son (2001)

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Apparent heir to the Philadelphia Paradiso mafia family, Frank Paradiso, finds himself confronted with tough choices after an assassination attempt on his father, Don Antonio Paradiso. ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Caldarella

Writers:

Sal Mazzotta, Michael Z. Gordon (lead screenwriter) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sal Mazzotta ... Frank Paradiso
Leo Rossi ... Vito Lupo
Robert Costanzo ... Antonio Paradiso
Johnny Williams ... Danny Defino
Ken Lerner ... Sid Freeman
Tamela D'Amico ... Gina Paradiso
Susan Priver ... Lisa Paradiso
Freddie Ganno ... Vince Lupo
Tony Devon ... Louie Eggs
Frank Adonis ... Luca Veneri
Louis Lippa Louis Lippa ... Gus Armadino
Tony Luke Jr. ... Paulie Hammer
William DaRuffa William DaRuffa ... Richie Z
Susan Moses ... Maria Paradiso
Joe LaBarbera Joe LaBarbera ... Peter Veneri
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Storyline

Apparent heir to the Philadelphia Paradiso mafia family, Frank Paradiso, finds himself confronted with tough choices after an assassination attempt on his father, Don Antonio Paradiso. Frank, family under-bossman Vito Lupo, and consiglieri Danny Defino try to find out who is responsible for usurping the family's power before they implode from their own internal strife. Written by Philip Steinman

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Loyalty and Honor Are the Family Way of Life ... And Death

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, sexuality and drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Father, the Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Out Of Limits
Written by Michael Z. Gordon
Performed by The Marketts
Courtesy of Go-Jo Music
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Despite attempts by all involved this is a low grade mafia movie.
6 November 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This far from particularly anything mafia movie is not worth bothering with. Its the story of two generations of gangsters in Philadelphia doing what gangsters do.

Its loaded with low level character actors, most of whom have made their careers playing these sort of roles. While they may be fine in support, here, as leads, they look more than a bit uncertain.

The real problem with this is the direction and the script which are on the bad TV movie level. I was laughing at it as the opening court room scene began. As the scene went on the film made me squirm more and more. This wasn't real, it was someones confused TV recollection of reality

Don't watch this. It has moments of okayness, but mostly its just bad gangster dress up.

2 out of 10


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