Avenging Angelo is a 2002 film directed by Martyn Burke, which stars Sylvester Stallone and Madeleine Stowe. This is the last film that Anthony Quinn appeared in. It was released a few months after his death. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. and Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily . Tagline: Her life is his job.
Years ago, a mob boss named Lucio Malatesta (George Touliatos) pinned the murder of rival Sammy Carboni (Gino Marrocco) on another rival named Angelo Allieghieri (Anthony Quinn), and Sammy's son Gianni Carboni vowed revenge for Sammy's murder. Frankie Delano (Sylvester Stallone) has spent his life safeguarding Angelo and Angelo's daughter, Jennifer Barrett (Madeleine Stowe), whose unsavory husband Kip Barrett (Harry Van Gorkum) has had their young son Rawley (Ezra Perlman) placed in a boarding school against Jennifer's wishes. Jennifer, who was raised by her adoptive parents Whitney Towers (John Gilbert) and Peggy Towers (Dawn Greenhalgh), is not aware that Angelo is her father. After Angelo is killed in a restaurant by a hit man named Bruno (Billy Gardell), 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 (Raoul Bova), 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.