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Friends and Family (2001)

Friends and Family (2001)

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Two Mafia gunmen give new meaning to the phrase "keeping it in the family" in this offbeat comedy. Danny (Christopher Gartin) and Stephen (Greg Lauren) are a pair of mob enforcers who see to it that no one crosses the Family and lives to tell about it. However, Danny and Stephen are hit men with a difference -- they're also lovers; and while they know how to get rid of troublemakers, little things like cooking and sewing are not their strong suits. They find themselves thrown for a loop when Stephen's parents (Frank Pellegrino and Beth Fowler) stop by for an unexpected visit, which leaves them with a bit of explaining to do, about their occupations and their lifestyle. Friends and Family also features Tony Lo Bianco, Tovah Feldshuh, and Anna Maria Alberghetti.

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Cast

Tony Lo Bianco
as Victor Patrizzi
Greg Lauren
as Stephen Torcelli
Christopher Gartin
as Danny Russo
Tovah Feldshuh
as Alma Jennings
Rebecca Creskoff
as Jenny Patrizzi
Beth Fowler
as Ada Torcelli
Edward Hibbert
as Richard Grayson
Brian Lane Green
as Damon Jennings
Pat Collins
as Matt Jennings
Anna Maria Alberghetti
as Stella Patrizzi
Louis Zorich
as Marvin Levine
Frank Pellegrino
as Mr. Torcelli
Patrick Collins
as Matt Jennings
Daniel Mastrogiorgio
as Vito Patrizzi
Lou Carbonneau
as Frankie Patrizzi
Bruce Winant
as Senator Pete Bloomer
Sam Coppola
as Carlo Ricci
Elisa Heinsohn
as Tanya/Singer at Banquet
Greg Kachejian
as Restaurant Waiter
Larry Nathanson
as David Levine
Jesse Volt
as Saffron
Tina Bruno
as Little Old Lady
Sara Moon
as Sophie Patrizzi
Mike Arotzky
as Unruly Customer
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Critic Reviews for Friends and Family

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

Which is worse? Lame jokes about gays or lame jokes about the mob?

December 26, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

There's no rhythm or style to any of it, just the dismal feeling that the filmmakers have seen La Cage Aux Folles and The Godfather too many times.

October 3, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

An overloaded, slow-moving series of predictable jokes and forced situations.

October 2, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

First-timer Coury's fast pace can't outrun Joseph Triebwasser's predictable script, saddled with mobster clichés and queer stereotypes.

September 30, 2003 | Full Review…

Predictable fun, but fun all the same.

June 19, 2003 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Painless, sweet comedy.

May 15, 2003

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