The Family

September 13th 2013
  • Action/Comedy,
  • R,
  • 111 min,
  • Relativity
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Dianna Agron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Chianese, John D'Leo, Vincent Pastore, Domenick Lombardozzi, Joseph Perrino, David Belle, Kresh Novakovic, Jimmy Palumbo, Anthony Mangano, Paul Borghese, Raymond Franza, Giovanni Cirfiera, Michael J. Panichelli Jr., Ricardo Cordero, Jon Freda, Stan Carp, Camille Gigot, Alexandre Piot, Claudine Acs, Laurent Claret, Oisin Stack, Yvonne Gradelet, Patrick Médioni
  • Director: Luc Besson
  • Writers: Luc Besson, Michael Caleo
  • Producers: Luc Besson, Ryan Kavanaugh, Virginie Silla
  • Executive Producers: Jason Beckman, Ron Burkle, Jason Colbeck, Jason Colodne, Martin Scorsese, Tucker Tooley
  • Art Directions: Gilles Boillot, Eric Dean, Dominique Moisan, Stéphane Robuchon, Thierry Zemmour
  • Castings: Nathalie Cheron, Amanda Mackey Johnson
  • Costume Designs: Aude Bronson-Howard, Olivier Bériot
  • D.O.P.: Thierry Arbogast
  • Editor: Julien Rey
  • Makeup: Hildie Ginsberg
  • Musics: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
  • Production Design: Hugues Tissandier
  • Set Decorations: Cherish Magennis, Evelyne Tissandier


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 CIA 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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: New York City, USA; Orne, France
  • MPAA Warning: Violence, language and brief sexuality
  • Production Budget: $30 million
  • Production Companies: EuropaCorp, Malavita, Relativity Media
  • Production Schedule: 8 August 2012 - September 2012

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2013 Guide Analysis: "French filmmaker Luc Besson ("Leon: The Professional," "The Fifth Element") steps back into the director's chair for this darkly comedic action film based on the novel "Badfellas" by French crime author Tonino Benacquista. Reviews for the book were fairly good with many suggesting it makes great material for a movie, looks like Besson thought that as well.

Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer play the husband-and-wife of the Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan. They and their two teen kids (Dianna Agron, John D'Leo) are relocated to a villa in Normandy, France under the witness protection program after agreeing to testify against their fellow organised crime families.

Now going by the names Fred and Maggie Blake, Fred says he is there to write a history of the Allied landings, while Maggie gets involved in a local charity. Unfortunately the Manzoni's record of difficulty in changing their way of life means they aren't likely to last very long in their new home. An international rollout of the film is set to take place in the second-half of October."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 13 September 2013: Lithuania
  • 19 September 2013: Singapore
  • 20 September 2013: Estonia
  • 26 September 2013: Croatia, Hungary
  • 10 October 2013: Italy
  • 18 October 2013: Brazil
  • 23 October 2013: Belgium, France, Philippines
  • 24 October 2013: Australia, Denmark , Russia
  • 25 October 2013: Norway
  • 31 October 2013: Netherlands
  • 1 November 2013: South Africa , UK
  • 15 November 2013: Japan
  • 21 November 2013: Portugal
  • 22 November 2013: Spain, Sweden
  • 13 December 2013: Mexico