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Friends and Family (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 17 June 2004 (Israel)
A gay couple are hit men for the mafia.

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Stephen Torcelli
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Danny Russo
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Jenny Patrizzi
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Richard Grayson
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Cheryl
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Bruno
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Mrs. Torcelli
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Mr. Torcelli
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Max
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Carlo Ricci
Mike Arotsky ...
Unruly Customer (as Mike Arotzky)
Michael Squicciarini ...
Ray (as Michael 'Scuch' Squicciarini)
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Leo
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Eddie
Elisa Heinsohn ...
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Children and parents. In New York City, Stephen and Danny live well: they're smooth, cool, in love, and good at what they do. Stephen's Midwestern parents pay them a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Jenny and Damon tell their parents they are engaged: Matt's parents, Midwestern paramilitary fanatics, take it as a sign to gather their group to invade New York. Jenny's father is the local Mob boss who employs Stephen and Danny as enforcers. He's unhappy that Jenny is marrying someone who is neither Sicilian nor Catholic. Stephen's parents know he's gay, they just don't know what his job is. Here come the parents; will the children survive? All roads lead to the engagement party. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Meet the real gay mafia!

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Goofs

When called upon to speak at his birthday party, Mr. Torcelli knocks his champagne glass off the table. In the next shot his glass is back on the table. See more »

Quotes

Alma Jennings: Okay, men, round 'em up! Herd 'em in just like the pigs and heifers at home. Let's go.
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Spoofs The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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You Can't Surprise Me
Written by Walter Edgar Kennon a/k/a Skip Kennon
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Very cute movie
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite what rrfrank writes in his comment, "Only totally undemanding homosexuals desperate for validation will bother with this dog" I am not undemanding, not desperate for validation and I am not a dog. I am very demanding and I am a bear. (For those that don't know, big hairy gay man.) Yes, the movie drug at several points. Yes, there are far too many stereotypical gay type characters ... overly stereotypical ... looks like a homophobes attempt at creating gay characters. Fabulous! Having grown up during the time when a lot of these stereotypes were the only "role models" gay people had it is really amusing to see someone finally making fun of them.

I do have to say that you must sit through the entire movie. The first time I saw it, I was not enthused by the title, the cover and the fist fifteen minutes ... truth be known, I went to cook dinner. My other half was watching and would break out laughing ... it became more frequent. I guess it was a good 30 minutes into the movie when I had to come in and watch. Well, I had to finish diner but after fixing out plates I made him start it over from the beginning.

I love watching the butch gangsters trying to "act gay" - picture big butch guys with guns trying to queen it up. And during the big party, the god father is terrific trying to make sure that one lady has everything she wants to see at the party.


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