Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife

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Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife
Blood Vows The Story of a Mafia Wife.jpg
VHS cover
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Produced by S. Bryan Hickox
Written by Guerdon Trueblood
Starring Melissa Gilbert
Joe Penny
Music by William Goldstein
Cinematography Bernd Heinl
Fries Entertainment (1987, original) MGM (current owner)
Distributed by NBC
Release dates
January 18, 1987
Running time
93 minutes
Country US
Language English

Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife is a 1987 television film directed by Paul Wendkos. The film received generally negative reviews.[1]


Marian is an up-and-coming fashion designer in New York. One morning, while on her way to work, Marian is mugged. She calls the police and they manage to catch the thief. While waiting at the police station, a handsome Italian attorney named Edward Moran offers to take her home in his limousine. They eventually fall in love and get married. During the wedding celebration, Edward offers to set up in business Marian and her friend Silvia. On their honeymoon, Edward gets gets called away in on business. While he is away, Marian becomes suspicious after several incidents, leading to being dragged off to the family compound for protection. Marian's sister-in-law Gina tells her that the family is part of the Italian Mafia. This is followed by an improbable gun battle between mafia factions, including men in a helicopter shooting up the family compound, killing Gina's husband. Later, Sylvia tells Marian and Edward of her discovery that the business she has with Marian is a front for importing cocaine. As Marian tells Silvia that she has decided leave Edward, Silvia is pushed in front of a car (murdered by the family). Marian goes to the police offering to testify against the family. Despite police protection, the family kidnaps her, and takes her back to Edward. After some soapy dialogue between them, Edward shoots and kills Marian for "breaking the rules".



  1. ^ Video Review

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