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The Family (2013)

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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.

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Luc Besson

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Michael Caleo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Fred Blake / Giovanni Manzoni
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Maggie Blake
Dianna Agron ... Belle Blake
John D'Leo ... Warren Blake
Tommy Lee Jones ... Robert Stansfield
Jimmy Palumbo ... Di Cicco
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Caputo
Stan Carp ... Don Luchese
Vincent Pastore ... Fat Willy
Jon Freda ... Rocco
Michael J. Panichelli Jr. ... Billy the Bug
Paul Borghese ... Albert
Anthony Desio ... Bernie
Ted Arcidi ... Tommy
David Belle ... Mezzo
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Storyline

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of FBI Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. Written by Minoesch

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Robert DeNiro is one killer dad See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,034,764, 15 September 2013

Gross USA:

$36,918,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,418,811
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The school attended by Belle and Warren is the "lycée Jules Vallès" (i.e. Jules Vallès High School). Jules Vallès was a French journalist and writer during the nineteenth century. There is no real "lycée Jules Vallès". The school, "collège Jean Moulin in Gacé", was transformed into the school for the film. See more »

Goofs

Maggie keeps looking for peanut butter as "beurre de cacahuetes"-this is not the correct French translation which is beurre d'arachide. See more »

Quotes

Fred Blake: Can't you just sit down and relax and enjoy it? In our long friendship, this is our first ever guys' night out.
Robert Stansfield: [scoffing] Friendship?
Fred Blake: Yeah. I mean, you're probably the guy I hate the most in this whole fuckin' world, but we've known each other what, nine, ten years already? My freedom is based on the deep respect that I have for you.
Robert Stansfield: Explain how that works. How can we have a friendship when you hate me?
Fred Blake: It works just fine. Look at my best friends, I killed them all.
Robert Stansfield: [speechless]
Fred Blake: Just kidding.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning, the words "father", "mother", "son" and "daughter" are shown and intersected. Some of the letters vanish, and the remaining ones spell the film's title. See more »

Connections

Features Dallas (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

A Hymn of Peace
Written by Richard Harvey
Ed. KPM Music - K Musik
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You will laugh.
27 September 2013 | by mxintxSee all my reviews

I watched this almost expecting to be disappointed.

I ended up watching it twice.

After a few times of "things" happening they came to be expected. But I still couldn't help laughing. And really the only time I didn't laugh was because the script decided to have a couple serious moments.

Don't get me wrong. This isn't just stupid laughs. There is a plot, there is acting, there is everything that makes a great movie.

I think the only way this could have been funnier is if Joe Pesci had been in it also.

This movie literally defines "wise-guy".


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