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Faithful (1996)

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Release Date
 USA: Apr 3, 1996
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jun 1, 2004

Budget $13,000,000

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue.

Running Time
1 hour, 31 minutes

Country USA

Studio Miramax, New Line Cinema, Savoy Pictures, Tribeca

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Genre: Comedy, Black Comedy, Suspense, Betrayal, Serial Killer, Infidelity, Marriage, Gangsters, Scams And Cons

Tagline: After 20 years of marriage, she thought she was the target of her husband's affection. She was only half right.

Plot: Director Paul Mazursky's dark comedy, adapted from the play by actor Chazz Palminteri, stars Cher as Margaret, a rich and dissatisfied Westchester wife who is so neglected by her philandering and unfaithful husband, Jack (Ryan O'Neal), that she's considering suicide on the night of their 20th wedding anniversary. Things change, however, when she encounters Tony (Palminteri), a brooding, neurotic hit man hired by Jack to kill her while he's away with his office fling (Amber Smith). Tony barges into their expansive mansion and attacks Margaret, tying her up and informing her of the job he's been hired to do. But Tony has been instructed to wait for Jack's signal--the phone will ring twice--and while they wait the pair becomes embroiled in a witty and clever conversation covering a wide range of topics and revealing each other's hidden insecurities and faults. In the process, Tony and Margaret become strangely attracted to each other, drastically altering the outcome of Jack's devious plan. Almost all the action takes place within the walls of Margaret and Jack's home, recalling the film's theatrical origins and intensifying the mood and heightened tension between the killer and his target. Mazursky himself appears as Tony's therapist in this delightful combination of mystery,

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 Directed by
Paul Mazursky
Moscow on the Hudson, Moon Over Parador, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
 Written by
Chazz Palminteri
The Usual Suspects, Analyze This, A Bronx Tale
The Witches of Eastwick, Moonstruck, Stuck On You
Chazz Palminteri
The Usual Suspects, Analyze This, A Bronx Tale
Amber Smith
Dead End, How High, The Mirror Has Two Faces
Jeffrey Wright
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Allison Janney
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Ryan O'Neal
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Paul Mazursky
Antz, Carlito's Way, 2 Days in the Valley
 Music By
Phillip Johnston
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