Avenging Angelo



                Have I ever read that book? Not only does that insult my intelligence but it insults    

                           my ignorance.


Years ago, a mob boss named Lucio Malatesta pinned the murder of rival Sammy Carboni on another rival named Angelo Allieghieri, and Sammy's son Gianni Carboni vowed revenge for Sammy's murder. Frankie Delano (Stallone) has spent his life safeguarding Angelo and Angelo's daughter, Jennifer Barrett, whose unsavory husband Kip Barrett has had their young son Rawley placed in a boarding school against Jennifer's wishes.

Jennifer, who was raised by her adoptive parents Whitney Towers and Peggy Towers, is not aware that Angelo is her father. After Angelo is killed in a restaurant by a hit man named Bruno, Frankie introduces himself to Jennifer, and tells Jennifer who he is and what he's doing. A neurotic mess, Jennifer can barely handle the news that Kip is a philanderer, let alone the revelation that she's Angelo's daughter. But a videotape prepared by Angelo in the case of just such an event convinces Jennifer that it's the truth.

Jennifer certainly doesn't want a full-time bodyguard, even Frankie. Once she's ditched Kip, Jennifer falls for Italian romance novelist Marcello, who lectures at her book club. Frankie has suspicions about Marcello, but his job is to stay on the sidelines. Frankie rescues Jennifer from a string of attacks, and with many of Angelo's enemies, including Lucio Malatesta, terminated, Frankie allows her to visit Italy with Marcello. But Marcello turns out to be Gianni Carboni, who had Angelo killed for Sammy's murder, and now Gianni plans to kill Jennifer. It's up to Frankie to stop Gianni.











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Directed by Martyn Burke
Produced by Tarak Ben Ammar
Elie Samaha
Stanley Wilson
Written by Will Aldis
Steve Mackall
Starring Sylvester Stallone
Madeleine Stowe
Music by  
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release date(s) August 30, 2002
Running time 96 minutes
Language English