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This hapless comedy may actually work a lot better on video than it did in theaters. A parody of contemporary mob movies (with a few sidebars skewering such hits as Forrest Gump and The English Patient), Mafia! most closely resembles the first two Godfather films in its generational saga of a gangster family. Lloyd Bridges plays Don Cortino, a native Sicilian who presides over a crime syndicate, and Jay Mohr plays his Michael Corleone-like son. The film is by Jim Abrahams, formerly of the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker directing team (Airplane!, The Naked Gun), single- handedly trotting out the old dumb-joke aesthetic that worked wonderfully a lifetime ago but looks a little creaky in the era of There's Something About Mary. Silly allusions to every crime film (GoodFellas, Casino) produced in the last three decades and featuring at least one wise guy or made man find their way into Mafia!'s gags, but most are arbitrary and shrugged off. The film tanked in theaters for good reason; on the other hand, Mafia! might have a lot more to offer if you're slumped on your own couch at the end of a long day, ready for brain-dead entertainment and absolutely apathetic about comic integrity. Even a film this instantly stale on the big screen might have its place in video posterity. -- Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby


Jay MohrAnthony 'Tony' Cortino
Billy BurkeJoey Cortino
Christina ApplegateDiane Steen
Pamela GidleyPepper Gianini
Olympia DukakisSophia
Lloyd BridgesVincenzo Cortino
Joe ViterelliDominick Clamato
Tony Lo BiancoCesar Marzoni
Vincent PastoreGorgoni

Official URL

Official Site
Aug 14, 15 6:01pm
I gotta say this game is better then the sequle Mafia
Apr 01, 13 8:23am
Picked this up again don't remember it being so hard...great storyline though. Mafia
Jul 22, 10 12:42pm
Overrated. I don't like it. Mafia
Oct 22, 08 7:25pm
good as Mafia
Jun 28, 08 7:32pm
I can describe it in 2 words: Hard, rubbish Mafia
Apr 30, 08 7:50am
Very hard game but awesome storyline. Classical mafia scenarios Mafia
Aug 04, 06 8:08pm
awsome Mafia
Sep 29, 05 7:01am
F1D0 has every other game of this genre, so why not this? Mafia
Sep 29, 05 7:01am
If you want to Trade or Sell, then e-mail me Mafia
Oct 20, 04 5:49pm
10/10 Mafia
Apr 23, 04 7:16am
Very good, but too complicated for students. Can Mafia
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