Mobsters and Mormons (2005)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Can an East Coast mob mechanic find happiness in the most straight-laced community in America? Carmine "Beans" Pasquale (Mark De Carlo) is a gangster from New Jersey who is pinched by the FBI and learns the only way he can avoid spending the rest of his life in jail is to tell the cops all he knows about his boss, Angelo Marcello (Michael Kagan). However, Pasquale knows if he talks to the Feds, Marcello's top hit man, Little Nicky Cappuccino (Joe Maruzzo), will see to it that he never speaks (or breathes) again. To ensure Pasquale's safety, the FBI enroll him, his wife, Gina (Jeanette Puchich), and their teenage son, Vincent (Clay Taylor), in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Now known as George Cheeseman and supposedly hailing from Nebraska, Pasquale is relocated to Moab, UT, a quiet Mormon enclave where the new family feels very much out of place. As Pasquale learns to live without a strong cup of coffee while working a nine-to-five job, his aggressively friendly neighbors struggle to make the new folks in town feel welcome. Mobsters and Mormons was written and directed by John E. Moyer, a Utah filmmaker who has made a number of offbeat comedies pertaining to the Church of Latter Day Saints.
PG (for mild thematic elements, some language and violence.)
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
Box Office:


Jeanette Punich
as Gina Pasquale
Clayton Taylor
as Vincent
Michael Kagan
as Angelo Marcello
Joe Maruzzo
as Little Nicky Cappuccino
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Mobsters and Mormons

All Critics (8)

A watered-down version of Sister Act.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
Reno Gazette-Journal

Those outside the Mormon fold may be mystified by some of the running jokes -- just what is the big deal about scrapbooks?

October 8, 2005

The story still has more to offer to members of the church than hardcore mob-tale fans weaned on GoodFellas and The Sopranos, but less so than you'd think.

Full Review… | October 5, 2005
Arizona Daily Star

In an admirable show of versatility, Moyer delves into cultural self-examination.

September 16, 2005
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

A routine but entertaining fish-out-of-water comedy.

Full Review… | September 9, 2005
Boxoffice Magazine

Fortunately, most of the jabs are generally good-natured, and the cast is pretty likable.

Full Review… | September 9, 2005
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Mobsters and Mormons

Surprisingly better than the other LDS movies. It wasn't as good as "Saints and Soldiers" but it was still and enjoyable flick that deserves it's "Fresh" Rating. And even if you aren't a Church member, the witty relate-able jokes are sweet and fun for the whole family.

Matthew Henry
Matthew Henry

This was a terrible movie for many reasons. It was very stereotypical of mobsters and people in the east. It had very unfunny jokes. It had jokes that were graphic for kids. This did not have a good plot at all and TERRIBLE acting. Even though I like Mark DeCarlo's work, he was not good at all in this movie. There were some funny jokes that would give you a chuckle, but what really made me laugh is how offensive this movie is! Don't see this movie! I promise you it is not good!

Matthew John
Matthew John

This is exactly how it is when a new family from the east coast moves in and they are non members. hahaha man that is great.

Ellen  McCluskey
Ellen McCluskey

Mobsters and Mormons Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Mobsters and Mormons on our Movie forum!

News & Features