Married to the Mob


Married to the Mob

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Buoyed by Jonathan Demme's intuitive direction and Michelle Pfeiffer's irresistible charisma, Married to the Mob is a saucy mix of broad comedy and gangster drama.



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Michelle Pfeiffer is Married to the Mob in this comedy. The wife of Mafia hitman Alec Baldwin, Pfeiffer regularly chastizes her husband for his underhanded line of work. Baldwin refuses to entertain any thoughts of quitting the mob-and besides, he's got a good thing going with Nancy Travis, the promiscuous girl friend of gang boss Dean Stockwell. When Stockwell catches on to Travis' peccadilloes, he murders both his mistress and the unlucky Baldwin. At Baldwin's funeral, Stockwell is overwhelmed by Pfeiffer's beauty, and immediately begins plying her with expensive gifts. But Pfeiffer is through with this sort of thing, and with her young son in tow, she leaves town, hoping to start life anew. Upon making the acquaintance of bumbling, seemingly sincere Matthew Modine, Pfeiffer is convinced that Modine is just another mob flunkey. But it's even worse: Modine is an FBI agent, ordered to get to Stockwell by using Pfeiffer as bait. Reluctantly (he's grown quite fond of her himself), Modine blackmails Pfeiffer into setting up a rendezvous with Stockwell.


Paul Lazar
as Tommy Boyle
Alec Baldwin
as Frank 'Gurke' DeMarco
Michelle Pfeiffer
as Angela Demarco
Dean Stockwell
as Tony 'The Tiger' Russo
Matthew Modine
as Mike Downey
Mercedes Ruehl
as Connie Russo
Oliver Platt
as Ed Benitez
Anthony J. Nici
as Joey De Marco
Trey Wilson
as Franklin
Ellen Roley
as Theresa
O-Lan Jones
as Phyllis
Nancy Travis
as Karen Lutnick
Maria Karnilova
as Frank's Mom
Chris Isaak
as 'The Clown'
Joe Spinell
as Leonard 'Tiptoes' Mazzilli
Tracey Walter
as Chicken Lickin' Manager
Warren Miller
as Johnny King
Frank Gio
as Nick `The Snake'
Gary Howard Klar
as Al `The Worm'
Billy Carter
as Ambassador
Steve Vignari
as Stevarino
Captain Haggerty
as The Fat Man
Marlene Willoughby
as Mrs. Fat Man
Jason Allen
as Tony Russo Jr.
Diana Puccerella
as Three-Card Monte Victim
Suzanne Puccerella
as Three-card Monte Victim
Frank Ferrara
as Vinnie 'The Slug'
Gary Goetzman
as Guy at the Piano
Carlos Giovanni
as Carlo Whispers
Frank Acquilino
as Conductor
Daniel Dassin
as Maitre d'
Colin Quinn
as Homicide Detective
Dodie Demme
as Pigs Knuckles Shopper
Gene Borkan
as Goodwill Executive
Wilma Dore
as Uptown Saleslady
Lezli Jae
as Chicken Lickin' Server
Alison Gordy
as Chicken Lickin' Feminist
Pe De Boi
as Samba Band
Buzz Kilman
as Ruthless Sniper
Kenneth Utt
as Sourpuss FBI Man
Tony Fitzpatrick
as Sourpuss Immigration Man
Al Lewis
as Uncle Joe Russo
Tim O'Connell
as Abused Ticket Agent
Stanton D. Miranda
as Gal at the Piano
Luis Alberto García
as Honeymoon Suite Bellboy
Janet Howard
as Abused Stewardess
Ralph Corsel
as Jimmy 'Fisheggs' Roe
Bill Carter
as The Ambassador
Obba Babatundé
as The Face of Justice
George "Red" Schwartz
as Shotgun Marshal
Ellie Cornell
as Pushy Reporter
Roy Blount Jr.
as Humane Reporter
Todd Solondz
as Zany Reporter
Roma Maffia
as Angie's First Customer
Patrick Phipps
as Goodwill Hunk
Carlos Anthony Ocasio
as Joey's New Pal
Ellen Foley
as Theresa
Sister Carol East
as Rita Harcourt
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Critic Reviews for Married to the Mob

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (4)

  • Pfeiffer is at her best, and there's plenty of action, although you may feel that some of the gags involving a scorned and vengeful wife (Mercedes Ruehl) are a bit shopworn.

    Jan 31, 2011 | Full Review…
  • The enormous cast is a total delight, starting with Pfeiffer, with hair dyed dark, a New York accent and a continuously nervous edge.

    Jul 7, 2010 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • Amazingly, for all its hip anarchy, it's finally an oddly old-fashioned slice of entertainment. Preston Sturges might have approved.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Miss Pfeiffer, who looks utterly ravishing in outfits that set the teeth on edge, turns Angela's plight into something funny, but she seems eminently sane even when the movie does not.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/5
  • A mix of goofy ethnicity, romance and self-discovery, "Married to the Mob" is an offer you can't refuse.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Demme keeps his characters (scripted by Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns) from wandering into the Buffoon Zone.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Married to the Mob

  • Apr 07, 2018
    Demme's zany staging works, mostly because he found the perfect cast to pull this movie off.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2013
    A surprise, as Pfeiffer warmly engages as the mob wife tired of the mob life. Caricatures, sure, but still vibrant, warm and fun. Coulda used more Ruehl and Cusack, but whatcha gonna do?
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2010
    Angela de Marco: God, you people work just like the mob! There's no difference. Regional Director Franklin: Oh, there's a big difference, Mrs. de Marco. The mob is run by murdering, thieving, lying, cheating psychopaths. We work for the President of the United States of America. Angela De Marco (Michelle Pfeiffer) wants out of her marriage to Frankie "The Cucumber" DeMarco (Alec Baldwin) because she longs for a life without all the worries that come with being part of the Mafia. But he gets knocked permanently out of the picture by Mob Boss Tony Russo when he slips up and has an affair with waitress Karen Lutnick, who also happens fooling around with Tony. Angela uses the opportunity to cut ties with her past in the hope of starting a new, honest life for herself and her young son. It isn't going to be as easy as she had hoped, since she is being spied upon by FBI agent Mike Downey, who poses as her neighbor to get closer to her. He later falls in love with her after he realizes that she is innocent pawn. Mercedes Ruehl steals the show as the paranoid and jealous wife of the Mafia boss, Dean Stockwell who plays her philandering husband Tony. Hilarious scene at the end which will have you cracking up between hubbie and the spurned wife lol! "Kiss it good bye"
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2009
    It's fine but simple.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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