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Married to the Mob

Tuesday, February 13

Film Suburbs & Beyond

The emotions are high, the hair is big, and everybody’s yelling in Jonathan Demme’s murderous slapstick crime comedy. The beautiful young wife of a gangster, Angela (Michelle Pfeiffer), is the object of everyone’s affections, except for the clique of fellow mob wives (Joan Cusack and Mercedes Ruehl, turning in hilarious performances). When Angela is suddenly widowed, a pack of suitors vies for her attention, including a married mob boss (Dean Stockwell in an Oscar-nominated role) and an undercover FBI agent (Matthew Modine). Angela’s attempts to leave “the family” result in comedic mayhem in this offbeat and stylish farce.


(R) USA – 1 hr 44 min
1988 · d. Jonathan Demme
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Modine


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Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.527.9898 phone

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