Faithful (1996 film)

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Faithful
Faithful poster.jpg
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Produced by Robert De Niro
Jane Rosenthal
Screenplay by Chazz Palminteri
Based on Faithful by
Chazz Palminteri
Starring Cher
Chazz Palminteri
Ryan O'Neal
Music by Phillip Johnston
Cinematography Fred Murphy
Edited by Nicholas C. Smith
Production
  company
Savoy Pictures
Miramax Films
TriBeCa Productions
Price Entertainment
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s)
  • April 19, 1996 (1996-04-19)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $13,000,000
Box office $9,789,900 (USA)

Faithful is a comedy film, directed by Paul Mazursky and starring Cher, Chazz Palminteri and Ryan O'Neal. Palminteri wrote the screenplay, which is an adaptation of his stage play of the same name. Faithful tells the story of a woman, her husband and a hit man. The film was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Plot[edit]

On her twentieth wedding anniversary, Maggie receives a diamond necklace and a price on her head; both from her husband, Jack. While waiting for the signal, all the way from Connecticut, to do the murder, the hitman starts bonding with Maggie instead. Later, Jack shows up himself, complicating the entire situation.

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Reception[edit]

The film was received poorly at the box office, grossing just $2,104,439. It was a huge drop compared to Cher's previous starring role, Mermaids, which grossed $35,419,397 in 1990. The film's opening weekend of just $967,956 would end as 46% of the film's total gross. This film was also Cher's least successful film of the decade in a starring role. The film was also widely panned by film critics earning a 7% "rotten" rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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