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The Family (2013)

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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.

Director:

Luc Besson

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Michael Caleo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 CIA 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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Hitman's best friend See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,034,764, 15 September 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,918,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,418,811
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film makes unconventional use of English subtitles for the French dialogue. Instead of traditionally being displayed at the bottom of the screen, the text appears next to, or above the speaker. See more »

Goofs

When the hitmen arrive in the train station they take two cars, a Mercedes and a BMW. The BMW is a 5 Series (E39) which production began from September 1995. Since the action is taking place according to the school newspaper in May 1995, this car model isn't on the market yet. See more »

Quotes

Belle Blake: I gave you my heart and soul, things I've never given to anybody before, and you wanna call it "a fabulous moment"?
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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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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Performed by Cat Power
Copyright 2006 Matador Records Limited
Published by Mattitude Music, a division of Beggars represented by Because Editions
Licensed Courtesy of Matador Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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"F**k" is a great way to describe this one
22 November 2013 | by TiagoRicardoSee all my reviews

Wow, I just left the movie theater and I am shocked about the amount of bad reviews this movie had. I am a kind of huge fan of Tommy Lee Jones and Robert De Niro so perhaps my opinion about this movie is a bit influenced by that. Despite that, I must confess I truly enjoyed this movie. It was funny and it was very interesting to see how the family get used to an all new identity every time they had to move in. The plot is basically about a family, the Mazonis, that was relocated to Normandy under the witness protection program. So they had basically to try fitting in soon to avoid being caught by the mafia members who were trying to kill them. Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro were really great playing their characters and despite not being an excellent movie, "The Family" is enjoyable and is another great addition to Luc Besson's career.


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