Coupon
Married to the Mob
- Michelle Pfeiffer

Overview - Michelle Pfeiffer established herself as an adept actress with this colorful comedy from director Jonathan Demme (SOMETHING WILD, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS). The wife of Mafia hitman Frank "Cucumber" De Marco (Alec Baldwin), the irrepressibly brassy Angela (Pfeiffer) finds herself unhappy with their shady lifestyle, and wants out.  Read more...

 
In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 

More About Married to the Mob - Michelle Pfeiffer
 
 
 
Overview

Michelle Pfeiffer established herself as an adept actress with this colorful comedy from director Jonathan Demme (SOMETHING WILD, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS). The wife of Mafia hitman Frank "Cucumber" De Marco (Alec Baldwin), the irrepressibly brassy Angela (Pfeiffer) finds herself unhappy with their shady lifestyle, and wants out. When Frank is murdered by mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo (Dean Stockwell), she uses the opportunity to move to New York, get a job and go straight. But as soon as she thinks she's out, Tony wants her as his next mistress. Tony's jealous wife (Mercedes Ruehl) threatens to kill her, and a master-of-disguise FBI agent (Mathew Modine) follows her every move, and then falls in love with her. Through all the colorful insanity, Demme keeps the action on target, and the emphasis on quirky characters. A game supporting cast includes: Joann Cusack, Oliver Platt, Tracey Walter, and Jamaican singer Sister Carol. Chris Isaak, Todd Solondz, "Grampa" Al Lewis, and David Johansen are some of the many cameos. Pricelessly gaudy costume designs and a spontaneous sense of fun help make this one of the classic comedies of the 1980's.

Cast List

Jonathan Demme - American sirector/producer, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Oliver Platt - Actor, BEETHOVEN
Barry Strugatz
David Byrne - American Singer/Songwriter
Trey Wilson - "Nathan Arizona" (nee Hufheinz)
Edward Saxon
Nancy Travis - American Actress
Michelle Pfeiffer - American actress, SCARFACE, DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Joan Cusack - American actress, WORKING GIRL (1988)
Chris Isaak - American Singer/Actor
Mark R. Burns
David Johansen
Dean Stockwell - American Actor
Matthew Modine - American Actor, FULL METAL JACKET (1987)
Ellen Foley - American Supporting Actress
Alec Baldwin - American Actor, BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Alexander Rae Baldwin III - American Actor, BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Tak Fujimoto
Craig McKay - Editor
Kenneth Utt
Todd Solondz - Director/Screenwriter
Tracey Walter - American actor, REPO MAN
Buzz Kilman - Chicago radio personality/actor/bluesman
Mercedes Ruehl - American Actress

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 104
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 738329142124
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Organized Crime
Romance
Murder
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Crime

 
Movie Reviews

More Details

Synopsis:
Jonathan Demme directs this smart comedy in which Michelle Pfeiffer plays Angela DeMarco, the hapless wife of a mobster named Frank. After Angela's husband, the "family's" hit man, is iced, she tries to start a new life. This noble effort becomes practically impossible when Tony the Tiger, the mob boss who killed her husband, falls for her, and the FBI is trying to use her to nail her new admirer.

Notes:
Theatrical release: August 19, 1988. Screened at the 1988 Deauville Film Festival and the 1988 Fest Rio. Released on video February 23, 1988. Shot in New York City, New York; Miami, Florida; and New Jersey. Shooting began October 5, 1987. Production auditor assistant Nancy Savoca made her directorial debut a year later with TRUE LOVE. The film is dedicated to Brian Hansen. The final credit sequence includes alternate takes and scenes that were not used in the film. Estimated budget: $10 million.

Reviews:
"...Lovely, skittish farce....Pfeiffer is startlingly touching....[Stockwell] steals the show..." Rating: B+ - 08/20/1999 Entertainment Weekly, pp.130-1


"...An entertaining narrative....Demme's natural, streetwise wit has always been a distinctive element of his work, but never has his talent for closely observed satire been so evident..." - 06/01/1989 Sight and Sound, p.210-11


"...[Pfeiffer's] performance is the picture's linchpin -- warm, delicately timed and utterly infectious..." - 08/19/1988 Los Angeles Times, p.C1

 
Customer Reviews