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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 »

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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 Susan Moses ... Maria Paradiso
Joe LaBarbera Joe LaBarbera ... Peter Veneri
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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. 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

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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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Written by Lanny & Robert Duncan
Performed by The Routers
Courtesy of Go-Jo Music
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If You Like The Sopranos, You'll Probably Like This
6 November 2003 | by michaelzstuffSee all my reviews

This is a borderline 8 movie. I don't really have a lot of criticism, but it lacks most of the ingredients required for a 9 or 10 - meaning something special.

There was really no one particular thing special about it - and the ending was not surprising but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

I thought the acting was very good - gritty and intense. This movie kind of reminded me of The Sopranos, though I liked the latter a lot better. Not too much to say. You have to accept a lot of language and violence (and I mean VIOLENCE) - blood and guts. But, if you can get over that, settle in for a reasonably good movie.


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