The Family (2013)

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  • IMDb page: The Family (2013)
  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 2,293 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime
  • Release Date: 13 September 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 111 min
  • Filming Location: Studios de Paris, La Cité du Cinéma, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $18,640,522 (USA) (19 September 2013)
  • Director: Luc Besson
  • Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Evgueni Galperine  Sacha Galperine   
  • Soundtrack: OC Punx
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Mafia | Witness Protection | Written By Director | Based On Book

Writing Credits By:

  • Luc Besson (screenplay) and
  • Michael Caleo (screenplay)
  • Tonino Benacquista (based on the book by)

Known Trivia

  • Reunites ‘Robert de Niro’ with Michelle Pfeiffer after Stardust. 2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The film makes unconventional use of English subtitles for the French dialogue. Instead of traditionally being displayed at the bottom of the screen, the text appears next to, or above the speaker. 1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. Full summary » |  »

Story: 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 in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter). Written byMinoesch

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Produced By:

  • Jason Beckman known as executive producer
  • Luc Besson known as producer
  • Ron Burkle known as co-executive producer
  • Jason Colbeck known as co-executive producer
  • Jason Colodne known as executive producer
  • Ryan Kavanaugh known as producer
  • Martin Scorsese known as executive producer
  • Virginie Silla known as producer
  • Tucker Tooley known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Robert De Niro known as Fred Blake / Giovanni Manzoni
  • Michelle Pfeiffer known as Maggie Blake
  • Dianna Agron known as Belle Blake
  • John D'Leo known as Warren Blake
  • Tommy Lee Jones known as Robert Stansfield
  • Jimmy Palumbo known as Di Cicco
  • Domenick Lombardozzi known as Caputo
  • Stan Carp known as Don Luchese
  • Vincent Pastore known as Fat Willy
  • Jon Freda known as Rocco
  • Michael J. Panichelli Jr. known as Billy the Bug
  • Paul Borghese known as Albert
  • Anthony Desio known as Bernie
  • Ted Arcidi known as Tommy
  • David Belle known as Mezzo
  • Raymond Franza known as Paulo
  • Barbara Bolotner known as Waitress
  • Jan Hammenecker known as Manager
  • Paulette Frantz known as Supermarket Customer
  • Claudine Acs known as Supermarket Customer
  • Christopher Craig known as Priest
  • Cédric Zimmerlin known as Mr. Lemercier
  • Tonio Descanvelle known as Plumber
  • Christophe Kourotchkine known as Sewage Plant Manager
  • Dominique Serrand known as Mayor
  • Serge Tranvouez known as Mr. Chambard
  • Caroline Arrouas known as Chimox Secretary
  • Sophie Froissard known as BBQ Guest
  • Patrick Sueur known as BBQ Quest
  • Régis Royer known as BBQ Guest
  • Michel Aymard known as BBQ Guest
  • Florent Guyot known as BBQ Guest
  • Matthew Luret known as BBQ Guest
  • Laurent Claret known as BBQ Guest
  • Chloé Oliver known as BBQ Guest
  • Françoise Gazio known as BBQ Guest
  • Sissi Duparc known as BBQ Guest
  • Mario Pecqueur known as Neighbor with Roses
  • Bernadette Paviot known as Kleptoman Neighbor
  • Christophe Reymond known as Kleptoman's Husband
  • Bruno Fleury known as Salesman
  • Abigail Boucher known as Salesman's Wife
  • Leslie Menu known as Usherette
  • Jacques Fontanel known as Hospital Doctor
  • Xavier Brossard known as Volunteer Fire Station
  • Nicolas Wanczycki known as Young Cop
  • Jean-Claude Bohbote known as Police Station Cop
  • Gaëlle Jeantet known as Woman in Bar
  • Oisin Stack known as Henri
  • Annie Mercier known as Madame Arnaud
  • Florence Muller known as Madame Mangin
  • Jonas Bloquet known as Andre
  • Simon Krel known as Martin – Student Boy
  • Martin Goutry known as Big Kid
  • Rebecca Shang known as Gothic Girl
  • Victoire Du Bois known as Pink Ribbon Girl
  • Côme Levin known as J.P.
  • Camille Gigot known as André – J.P.'s Friend
  • Vincent Claude known as Chubby – J.P.'s Friend
  • Robin Rafoni known as J.P.'s 3rd Friend
  • Jimmy Loehler known as Huge Boy
  • Maïté Blanco known as Stolen Pencil Case Girl
  • Léo-Paul Salmain known as Student
  • Bruno Cadillon known as Teacher
  • Catherine Schaub-Abkarian known as Nurse
  • Charles Derondel known as Student – Warren's Class
  • Alexandre Piot known as Student – Warren's Class
  • Tom Hudson known as Student – Belle's Class
  • Solal Forte known as Student – Belle's Class
  • Jim Schachmes known as Andre's Gang
  • Frédéric Dockès known as Andre's Gang
  • Raphaël Boshart known as Andre's Gang
  • Terron Jones known as Gary
  • Cortez Nance known as Gary's Boss
  • Dominic Chianese known as Vinnie Caprese
  • Louis Arcella known as Morales
  • Thierry Pietra known as Prison Guard
  • Steven Lyon known as Irishman – Jail
  • Kresh Novakovic known as Vincenze
  • Marie-Anne Mestre known as Audience Member
  • Paul Bandey known as District Attorney
  • Peter Hudson known as Giovanni's Lawyer Court House
  • Alain Barbier known as Father – Mirror Family
  • Marie Guillard known as Mother – Mirror Family
  • Alice Allwright known as Daughter – Mirror Family
  • Lorenzo Montalbanc known as Son – Mirror Family
  • Samira Sedira known as Mourad's Wife
  • Moussa Maaskri known as Mourad Benkassem
  • Mour known as Mourad's Cousin
  • Abdelaziz Doukali known as Mourad's Cousin
  • Joseph Perrino known as Joey – Mobster
  • Anthony Mangano known as BBQ Mobster
  • Vincent Riviezzo known as BBQ Mobster
  • Lou Patane known as BBQ Mobster
  • Steven Randazzo known as BBQ Mobster
  • Steven Rattazzi known as BBQ Mobster
  • Gino Cafarelli known as BBQ Mobster
  • Anthoula Katsimatides known as Mobster Wife
  • Elba Sette-Camara known as Mobster Wife
  • Ricardo Cordero known as BBQ Bodyguard
  • Mike Bocchetti known as Manager Light Shop
  • Dave Bobb known as Cop – Diner
  • Kevin Kolack known as Cop- Diner
  • Mark E. Phillips known as Cop – Diner
  • Dante Bruzzese known as Kid – Oranges
  • Patrick Médioni known as Bad Guy – Giovanni
  • David Salles known as Bad Guy – Giovanni
  • François Rabette known as Beat Up Paparazzi
  • Giovanni Cirfiera known as BBQ Guest
  • Nathan Rippy known as BBQ Guest
  • Emmanuelle Moreau known as BBQ Guest
  • Dan Cade known as BBQ Guest
  • Virginia Di Leo known as BBQ Guest
  • Charles Di Leo known as BBQ Guest
  • Stosh Zona known as Passerby
  • Peter Falcetti known as Passerby
  • Matthew L. Imparato known as Passerby
  • Greg Antonacci known as NY Mobster (uncredited)
  • Chris Cenatiempo known as Wiseguy (uncredited)
  • Joseph Dimartino known as NY guy with fruit stand (uncredited)
  • Yvonne Gradelet known as (uncredited)
  • Ingrid Graziani known as (uncredited)
  • Eric Malo known as (uncredited)
  • Franck Neckebrock known as (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Véronique Boitout known as hair stylist: extras
  • Karen Dickinson known as key hair stylist
  • Christine Domaniecki known as makeup artist
  • Marthe Faucouit known as makeup artist
  • Hildie Ginsberg known as makeup department head
  • Carol Hemming known as hair stylist: Ms Pfeiffer
  • Michelle Johnson known as hair department head
  • Michael Laudati known as makeup artist: Robert De Niro
  • Cory McCutcheon known as stylist
  • Mary McNamara known as key makeup artist
  • Jerry Popolis known as hair stylist: Robert De Niro
  • Linda Schwach known as hair stylist
  • Ronnie Specter known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Sam Arthurs known as armourer
  • David Branum known as props
  • Leni Calas known as picture car coordinator
  • Charlie Clerc known as assistant art director
  • Joseph Fargo known as assistant picture car coordinator
  • Daniel Fisher known as assistant property master
  • David Scott Gagnon known as lead man
  • Joseph Garzero known as charge scenic
  • Paulo Gonçalves known as assistant art director
  • Monica Jacobs known as art department production assistant
  • Catherine Miller known as props
  • Olivier Nguyen known as property master
  • Jimmy Prange known as props
  • Michael Rosebush-DiCenzo known as art department coordinator
  • Max Sherwood known as property master


Production Companies:

  • EuropaCorp
  • Malavita
  • Media Magik Entertainment (post-production)
  • Relativity Media

Other Companies:

  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Paris Studios  sound stages
  • Paris Symphonic Orchestra  orchestra
  • Sky Media Travel  travel agent
  • Studio Line  sound post-production (ISDN/ADR)


  • Broadmedia Studios (2013) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • E1 Films Canada (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Independent Films (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft. (2013) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Relativity Media (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Roadshow Film Distributors (2013) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Universum Film (UFA) (2013) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • EuropaCorp. Distribution (2013) (France) (all media)
  • Joyncontents Group (2013) (South Korea) (all media)
  • MG Film (2013) (Croatia) (all media)
  • Mongkol Major (2013) (Thailand) (all media)
  • TriPictures (2013) (Spain) (all media)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Olivier Debert known as visual effects artist
  • Simon Descamps known as visual effects coordinator
  • Gilles Giordan known as digital compositor
  • Bénédicte Hostache known as digital effects artist
  • Yann Leroux known as digital compositor

MPAA: Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality


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