Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife is a 1987 American made-for-television crime drama film starring Melissa Gilbert and Joe Penny, directed by Paul Wendkos. It premiered on NBC on January 18, 1987. The film received generally negative reviews.
Marian is an up-and-coming fashion designer in New York. One morning, while on her way to work, Marian is mugged. She calls the police and they manage to catch the thief. While waiting at the police station, a handsome Italian attorney named Edward Moran offers to take her home in his limousine. They eventually fall in love and get married. During the wedding celebration, Edward offers to set up in business Marian and her friend Silvia. On their honeymoon, Edward gets called away on business. While he is away, Marian becomes suspicious after several incidents, leading to being dragged off to the family compound for protection. Marian's sister-in-law Gina tells her that the family is part of the Italian Mafia. This is followed by a gun battle between mafia factions, including men in a helicopter shooting up the family compound, killing Gina's husband.