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Mobsters and Mormons (2005)

PG | | Comedy | 9 September 2005 (USA)
A Mafia family from New Jersey is placed in the Witness Relocation Program to an all-Mormon community in Utah.

Director:

John E. Moyer

Writer:

John E. Moyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark DeCarlo ... Carmine "The Beans" Pasquale (George Cheeseman)
Jeanette Puhich Jeanette Puhich ... Gina Pasquale (Linda Cheeseman)
Clayton Taylor Clayton Taylor ... Vincent Pasquale (Patrick Cheeseman)
Scott Christopher ... Michael Jaymes
Britani Bateman Underwood ... Kate Jaymes (as Britani Bateman)
Olesya Rulin ... Julie Jaymes
Jan Broberg ... Louise Means (as Jan Broberg Felt)
John E. Moyer ... Agent Tuttle
Michael Kagan Michael Kagan ... Angello Marcello
Jay Acovone ... Jackie
Joe Maruzzo ... Little Nicky
Frank Gerrish ... Rocco
Dan Larsen ... President Perry
Nathan Smith Jones Nathan Smith Jones ... Agent Banks
Alex Nibley ... Ryan (the neighbor)
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Storyline

When forced by the FBI to rat out mob boss Angelo Marcello, Carmine "The Beans" Pasquale is a wanted man on the lam being hunted by hit man Little Nicky Cappuccio. Taking along wife Gina and son Vincent, Carmine enters the federal witness relocation program and is given a new home and identity. Now known as the Cheeseman family from Omaha, Nebraska, these former East Coast mobsters are relocated into the middle of a quiet, strait-laced Mormon community in Utah where Carmine can't even find a decent cup of coffee, let alone a horse track, and he is not happy. Life in this small town becomes anything but ordinary once the Cheesemans move in. Many locals are wary, if not outright afraid, of these rough-around-the-edges outsiders, while others go annoyingly far out their way to try to embrace them. Despite well-meaning neighbor Michael Jaymes' efforts to welcome Carmine, he wonders if being this much of a fish-out-of-water is truly better than "sleeping with the fishes." Written by HaleStorm Entertainment

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The only thing they had in common. . . was the family.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some language and violence

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The entire film was shot in 18 days. See more »

Quotes

Carmine "The Beans" Pasquale: I left my... uh... Bible in my other... uh... church.
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References It Came from Outer Space (1953) See more »

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Great "family" film
23 November 2005 | by ChrisPUTSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie three times and can't wait for the DVD. I've seen John Moyer do stand up and I'll bet the commentary will be a riot.

I would say this is the best movie he's done. . . yet. I expect they'll only continue to get better. The only problem I can foresee with the DVD would be my kids wearing it out and driving me nuts repeating dialogue. (Of course quoting Mobsters would bet the heck out of them quoting Ed, Edd and Eddy.)

I think the best thing about this movie (other than the comedy) would be that it takes an outsiders view. The main complaint I've heard about Singles Ward and the R.M. is that they have too many inside jokes just for LDS members (or even "Utah Mormons.") Using a displaced mafioso as the main character allowed the movie to explain things to the audience without turning it into a missionary discussion.

I think the other nice thing it did was to point out that we are all human and we all have flaws and thinking you are better than someone else for any reason is one of the biggest flaws we can have.

and it did all this while making us laugh. . . and without any swearing or sex or violence (well, there was a paint-ball killing.)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lehi, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,945, 11 September 2005

Gross USA:

$409,604

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$409,604
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Color
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