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Married to the Mob

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An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife seeking to start her life over after her husband's murder and who is also pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Release Year: 1988

Rating: 6.0/10 (8,026 voted)

Critic's Score: 71/100

Jonathan Demme

Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Paul Lazar

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.

Writers: Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns


Paul Lazar

Tommy Boyle

Alec Baldwin

'Cucumber' Frank de Marco

Captain Haggerty

'The Fat Man'

Marlene Willoughby

Mrs. 'Fat Man'

Frank Aquilino


Charles Napier

Angela's Hairdresser

Michelle Pfeiffer

Angela de Marco

Joan Cusack


Ellen Foley


O-Lan Jones


Mercedes Ruehl

Connie Russo

Jason Allen

Tony Russo, Jr

Diane Puccerella

Three-Card Monte Victim

Suzanne Puccerella

Three-Card Monte Victim

Anthony J. Nici

Joey de Marco

Angela always wanted to give marriage a shot.

Release Date: 19 August 1988

Filming Locations: Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000


Gross: $21,486,757

Technical Specs



Did You Know?


Mark R. Burns got the idea to write a Mob movie when he was ten years old and a house in his Long Island suburban neighborhood was raided and the father was discovered to have been in the Mob.


At one point you can see that Angela has leg warmers on under her dress. They are not there in the long shots of the same scene.


Connie Russo:
Look, I fight for what's mine, I make no apologies. You can call me a ballbuster but it's just the way I am.

User Review

Mob-Comedy Classic Always Entertains


This is a consistently funny story with some serious action scenes
thrown in here and there. That combination of mob movie and comedy
makes this a fun film to watch.l The characters in this movie are just
that: characters. Everyone is a little off, actually a little too wacky
for any believability. It's just a outrageous story played for laughs
with few things making sense or being realistic.

Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine are the stars but Mercedes Ruehl
steals the show, in my opinion, as the jealous wife. Dean Stockwell is
great as the smooth mob man. Even with all the makeup to make her look
cheap, Pfeiffer ("Angela de Marco") still can't hide that fabulous
face. The costumes in here are great, too.

This is not family fare with a deserved R-rating for language, violence
and some nudity but it's not really a rough movie. It has its charms,
that's for sure. Modine plays the nice guy "Mike Downey."

Note: stay with the ending credits, because there is a lot of footage
of scenes that never made it to the movie but were very interesting.