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Satirist Jim Arahams returned with this comedy spoofing the Godfather trilogy, and other films and TV, including Jurassic Park, Lord of the Dance, and Barney. The opening emulates a Saul Bass sequence with Anthony Cortino (Jay Mohr) in a flight amid flames much like Robert De Niro in the Casino credits. After flashbacks go back in time to Sicily, Coppola/Scorsese references abound. Young Vincenzo (Jason Fuchs) travels to America to later become the clumsy chief of organized crime (with the late Lloyd Bridges as the aging Vincenzo) with his sons -- short-fused Joey (Billy Burke) and educated… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stinky attempt to recapture the magic of "Airplane.""
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Every moment of laughter is punctuated by the loud thud of the next joke. Mohr deserves more than this hackneyed screenplay."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"With classic gangster films currently out of vogue, Mafia! can't shoot anything but blanks."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Another nail in the coffin of the once hilarious Airplane genre."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The freshness date for the joke-a-second comedy style has just about expired."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"enough yuks to fill up a funny short subject"
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"Okay spoof comedy, but missing a lot of the charm of Zucker movies."
‑ Fred Topel,
"lopes along aimlessly, squandering most of its best ideas in its first half-hour."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"This picture does for dumb humor what Armageddon does for action shots and The Mask of Zorro does for swordfights, flinging them out so frantically that you feel you've gotten your money's worth long before the halfway mark."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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