June 23, 1989 in UK cinemas: Married To The Mob

“Angela always wanted to give marriage a shot.”

Married_To_The_Mob-1989Married to the Mob is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine.

Pfeiffer, in something of a departure from her previous roles, gave an acclaimed lead performance as a gangster’s widow from Brooklyn, opposite Modine as the undercover FBI agent assigned the task of investigating her mafia connections.

As a slippery mob boss romantically pursuing Angela, Dean Stockwell was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Angela de Marco (Pfeiffer) is the wife of mafia up-and-comer Frank “The Cucumber” deMCDMATO EC012 Marco (Alec Baldwin), who gets violently dispatched by Mob boss Tony “The Tiger” Russo (Stockwell) when he is discovered in a compromising situation with the latter’s mistress Karen (Nancy Travis). Angela wants to escape the mafia scene with her son, but is harassed by Tony who puts the moves on her at Frank’s funeral. This clinch earns her the suspicion of FBI agents Mike Downey (Modine) and Ed Benitez (Oliver Platt), and also of Tony’s wife Connie (Mercedes Ruehl), who repeatedly confronts Angela with accusations of stealing her husband. To further complicate things, Mike Downey is assigned to monitor all of Angela’s movements as part of an undercover surveillance operation, but cannot resist becoming romantically involved with Angela himself. Angela’s attempts to break away from the Mob result in comic mayhem and a climactic showdown in a honeymoon suite in Miami. [Wikipedia]

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