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Mafia! (1998)

Jane Austen's Mafia! (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 24 July 1998 (USA)
Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father

Director:

Jim Abrahams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Mohr ... Anthony 'Tony' Cortino
Billy Burke ... Joey Cortino
Christina Applegate ... Diane Steen
Pamela Gidley ... Pepper Gianini
Olympia Dukakis ... Sophia
Lloyd Bridges ... Vincenzo Cortino
Jason Fuchs ... Young Vincenzo Cortino
Joe Viterelli ... Dominick Clamato
Tony Lo Bianco ... Cesar Marzoni
Blake Hammond Blake Hammond ... Fatso Paulie Orsatti
Philip Suriano Philip Suriano ... Frankie Totino (as Phil Suriano)
Vincent Pastore ... Gorgoni
Marisol Nichols ... Carla
Carol Ann Susi ... Clamato's Wife
Gregory Sierra ... Bonifacio
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Storyline

Young Vincenzo Cortino, son of a Sicilian postman, delivers a package for his father and accidentally sees something he should not see. In a donkey's, well, he is smuggled out of town, where he tries to reach a ship headed for America. There, Vincenzo works his way up to the top of the Mafia. One day, his youngest son makes a mistake and has to leave town. A little later, he ends up as a casino boss in Las Vegas. But the heads of the other families want old Don Cortino out of the way. So, they shoot him 47 times and send a *very* attractive woman to distract his son from his casino work. Will he fall for her or will he return to Diane, who, by the way, had run for President successfully in the meantime? Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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See It Early. Avoid the mob. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, language, violence and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mafia! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,577,961, 26 July 1998

Gross USA:

$19,889,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,889,299
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (in selected theatres)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film runs for 84 minutes, 6 of which are taken up with credits. See more »

Goofs

During the funeral barfing scene, five people make the rainbow in coloured barf. When the camera pans, you can obviously see the tip of the hose on the 3rd or 4th person. See more »

Quotes

Gorgoni: [shot in the head at close range] I can hear the ocean.
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Crazy Credits

Another caption reads "In loving memory of Lloyd Bridges" and shows a photo of him from the wedding scene. See more »

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The version of the movie syndicated to stations by Buena Vista Television eliminates all of the joke credits from the final credit roll, presumably to save time. See more »

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Spoofs Scarface (1983) See more »

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Something's Got A Hold On Me
Written by Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods and Etta James
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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2 August 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Jim Abrahams, the director of "Jane Austen's Mafia", is a man that knows a thing, or two, about what to give the public as he has already shown in his acerbic satires. This one, came without any warning the other night and frankly, either we were in a giddy mood, or we were ready to laugh looking at this spoof on the different Godfathers films, as well as others, most notably, Goodfellas and Casino. Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese might have laughed at seeing some of the material they directed seen in a different light.

The casting was excellent. LLoyd Bridges, for whom the film is dedicated, gives a great performance as the older Vincenzo Cortino. Jay Mohr as the younger Cortino is good. The same can be said for the rest of the cast that do some amazing funny turns.

The only suggestion is to stay tuned to the credits because of the funny lines in between the names of the people involved in this film. If you're in a mood for fun and want to see some light fare, this is the film for you.


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