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"Some wise guys aren't so smart!"

Starring comedian Rodney Dangerfield (as the "Rodfather"), this goofy satire written and directed by Bob Hogue puts a funny spoof on the serious mafia movies, namely The Godfather. The Calzones are a powerful family entrenched in the down and dirty world of the mafia. It's a bit of wonder that they were have been able to stay in the dealings of the mob, since intelligence does not seem to be a family trait that any of them posses.

Guiseppe Calzone translated in mafia speak, "The Guppy" (played by Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall) inherits the family business after his older brother dies. Completely unprepared and incapable of handling the family business, his father realizes quickly that letting him run the family empire right now would be a huge mistake. Aging himself, and knowing he cannot hold the reins forever he makes a decision that will keep the family in the mob for at least another generation. He decides to enroll Guppy in Mafia University, to give him the chance to learn how to be a real member of the mafia and upon graduation take of the helm as the family leader.

Unfortunately for the Rodfather, a rivaling family sees Guppy's leave of absence for schooling as an opportunity to strike. Believing that they can overtake the Calzone business before Guppy is schooled enough to handle it, they start an all out mafia war between the two families.

The forever funny man Dom DeLuise stars as the "Oddfather" opposite Dangerfield's "Rodfather". The two are hilarious rivals. The silly spoof comedy also has Lou Ferrigno, who is quite funny and fantastic at playing the dumb guy part.

A funny, not too deeply hidden satirical take on the mass amount of mafia movies that have hit the theatres, this one does a good job at keeping you entertained

PG-13
| 1998 | 1 hr 40 min | 3.1/10
Cast
Rodney Dangerfield, Kevin McDonald, Dom DeLuise, Fabiana Udenio
Studio
Lionsgate
Director
Bob Hoge
Language
English
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