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Married to the Mob (1988)

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Director:

Jonathan Demme
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lazar ... Tommy
Alec Baldwin ... 'Cucumber' Frank de Marco
Captain Haggerty ... 'The Fat Man'
Marlene Willoughby Marlene Willoughby ... Mrs. 'Fat Man'
Frank Aquilino Frank Aquilino ... Conductor
Charles Napier ... Angela's Hairdresser
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Angela de Marco
Joan Cusack ... Rose
Ellen Foley ... Theresa
O-Lan Jones ... Phyllis
Mercedes Ruehl ... Connie Russo
Jason Allen Jason Allen ... Tony Russo, Jr.
Diane Puccerella Diane Puccerella ... Three-Card Monte Victim
Suzanne Puccerella Suzanne Puccerella ... Three-Card Monte Victim
Anthony J. Nici Anthony J. Nici ... Joey de Marco
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Storyline

Angela deMarco is unhappily married to high Mafia member Frank deMarco. When Frank is killed, Angela takes the opportunity to break free of the Mafia world entirely and start a new life. But Frank's boss, Tony Russo, begins to court the unresponsive Angela. The FBI begins surveillance on her, thinking her to be his new mistress. FBI agent Mike Downey goes undercover as Angela's neighbor, but soon finds himself attracted to Angela himself. Written by Reid Gagle

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Angela always wanted to give marriage a shot. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casada con la mafia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,231,056, 21 August 1988

Gross USA:

$21,486,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,486,757
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Features Dean Stockwell's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Goofs

Around 1.21 in two goons join Downey at the bar, he introduces himself as Frank Smith. When he's shown into the honeymoon sweet one goon says this is Mike Smith. See more »

Quotes

Angela de Marco: Cheers to elevators. You meet the nicest people in them.
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Crazy Credits

Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine dancing on the steps outside a building. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Animaniacs: Mobster Mash/Lake Titicaca/Icebreakers (1993) See more »

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Goodbye Horses
Written by William Garvey
Performed by Q. Lazzarus
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Second Chance
7 September 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The mobster 'Cucumber' Frank de Marco (Alec Baldwin) is married with the housewife Angela de Marco (Michelle Pfeiffer) and she in unhappy with their marriage and wants the divorce. Frank is having a love affair with Karen Lutnick (Nancy Travis), who is the mistress of his boss Tony 'The Tiger' Russo (Dean Stockwell). When Tony discovers their love affair, he kills them in a party. Tony is under surveillance of the FBI agents Mike Downey (Matthew Modine) and Ed Benitez (Oliver Platt) and during the wake, Tony kisses Angela. The agents and Tony's wife Connie Russo (Mercedes Ruehl) believe that the widow Angela is having an affair with Tony. Angela takes the opportunity to move from the suburbs to a small apartment in New York with her son. Meanwhile Mike bugs her apartment and soon they fall in love with each other. But Tony discovers her new address and courts her. Soon the FBI Senior Management blackmails Angela to force her to get close to Tony to help the FBI to arrest him and she discovers that Mike is an agent. Will Angela give a second chance to Mike?

"Married to the Mob" is another great film from the 80's, directed by Jonathan Demme and with a story with comedy, romance and action. The chemistry between Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine is impressive but Mercedes Ruehl steals the show. There is cameo participation of famous people and this movie is still attractive and has not aged after being watched many times along almost thirty years. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "De Caso com a Máfia" ("In an Affair with the Mafia")


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