Mafia! (1998)

Movie Title: Mafia!

Year Released: 1998

Rated: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 27min

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Director: Jim Abrahams

Writer: Jim Abrahams, Greg Norberg & Michael McManus

Starring: Jay Mohr, Billy Burke, Christina Applegate, Pamela Gidley, Olympia Dukakis, Lloyd Bridges, Vincent Pastore

Review: Jim Abrahams (Airplane!, Top Secret, The Naked Gun) decided to take a shot at spoofing mob movies. It's made in the tradition of the other Abrahams spoofs, but this one seems to have a little something missing. All of the classic mob movies are giving time to be both honored and ridiculed. If you enjoy spoofs with actual jokes and not just random sight-gags of a celebrity of the moment appearing and someone saying their name and pointing at them (I'm talking to you Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer) this is a good time. And Lloyd Bridges, in his last film role, is the best part, as he was in the 'Hot Shots!' movies. It's an epic saga of disorganized crime.

Stars (out of 4):

Fun Fact: Lloyd Bridges' last film role. The film is dedicated to his memory.


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