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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 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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Soundtracks

Out Of Limits
Written by Michael Z. Gordon
Performed by The Marketts
Courtesy of Go-Jo Music
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Really enjoyed this movie
2 November 2002 | by idpatedSee all my reviews

Movie had a lot going for it. The actors were well cast especially Sal M, (the actor playing Frankie) The characters were lovable and well developed. My girlfriend actually got sad when certain characters were harmed. There was some good humor as well.

The plot was interesting and was solid throughout the movie. There was violence like most mob movies, though I have to say I thought this movie used it better than most. The action itself was interesting and well choreographed for the most part.

I liked the ending and the music was good too. Best mob movie I've seen in a long while.


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