The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.


Luc Besson


Luc Besson (screenplay), Michael Caleo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Fred Blake / Giovanni Manzoni
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Maggie Blake
Dianna Agron ... Belle Blake
John D'Leo ... Warren Blake
Tommy Lee Jones ... Robert Stansfield
Jimmy Palumbo ... Di Cicco
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Caputo
Stan Carp ... Don Luchese
Vincent Pastore ... Fat Willy
Jon Freda ... Rocco
Michael J. Panichelli Jr. ... Billy the Bug
Paul Borghese ... Albert
Anthony Desio ... Bernie
Ted Arcidi ... Tommy
David Belle ... Mezzo


A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of FBI Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. Written by Minoesch

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When Don Luchese (Stan Carp) receives the bucket of ice in prison, he is reading the newspaper "La Repubblica". In the top right corner of the front page a picture of "LEON" can be seen, and next to it advertisement for "NIKITA". Both films made by Luc Besson: Nikita (1990) and Léon: The Professional (1994). See more »


Fred visits a water tank with dynamite & a clock and wires the dynamite to the clock. However, he attaches one wire to the handle at the top of the clock and the other to the nut that holds the bell and handle on the clock. They are effectively the same piece of metal and the bomb should have exploded. See more »


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Vincenze: You should wait for summer.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning, the words "father", "mother", "son" and "daughter" are shown and intersected. Some of the letters vanish, and the remaining ones spell the film's title. See more »


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Mildly Amusing Occasionally
5 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Mafia boss Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro) and his family are in witness protection, and relocated for the upteempth time to Normandy France. Agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) tries desperately to keep this crime family in line.

Director Luc Besson is trying to make a black comedy, but it's only mildly amusing occasionally. It's cute to see Dianna Agron smash a guy with a racket. And it's cool to see Michelle Pfeiffer blowing up the convenience store. Of course, Besson is winking at us as Robert De Niro enjoys a showing of Goodfellas. But it's doesn't translate into a funny comedy. At best, there were a couple of chuckle worthy moments.

The movie probably needs a comedian. Looking around, there isn't one known comedian in the bunch. I can't imagine somebody who thinks the pairing of De Niro and Jones would result in hilarity. They could be funny, but only if paired with a great comedian. De Niro needs Ben Stiller for the Meet the Parents movies, and Billy Crystal for 'Analyze This'. And Grumpy face Jones can really only do the straight man. The Tommy Lee Jones role would be better played by somebody funny. Grumpy face is not that somebody.

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Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,034,764, 15 September 2013

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2.35 : 1
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