Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is a 2002 video game developed by the Czech studio Illusion Softworks and set in the United States during the Prohibition Era. The player assumes the role of Thomas "Tommy" Angelo who starts off as a simple taxi driver in the fictional city of Lost Heaven and works his way up to the top hitmen of the mob. The game plays in a linear, highly cinematic fashion, reminiscent of classic mafia films like The Godfather and Goodfellas. A sequel, entitled Mafia II, has been released in 2010.

Directed and written by Daniel Vávra.
It's nothing personal (taglines)

Tommy Angelo[edit]

  • [narration] Everything worked out until the legal case. I sat in my cell and wrote down the evidence I had against all the people I worked with: people I had been friends with for 10 years. The case was huge, and caused a shock throughout the country. Salieri got life, even some of his thugs got the chair. The shortest sentence was eight years. I spent the whole time in a closed cell at a secret location with no visitors. I didn't see Sarah or my little girl the entire time. In the end it was worth it. Norman got us new identities and moved us to the other end of the U.S. I got work as a driver for a respectable company. We started a whole new life. This peace was only interrupted by the war but we got through it.
  • [ending narration] You know, the world isn't run by the laws written on paper. It's run by people. Some according to laws, others not. It depends on each individual how his world will be, how he makes it. And you also need a whole lot of luck, so that somebody else doesn't make your life hell. And it ain't as simple as they tell you in grade school. But it is good to have strong values and to maintain them. In marriage, in crime, in war, always and everywhere. I messed up. So did Paulie and Sam. We wanted a better life, but in the end we were a lot worse off than most other people. You know, I think it's important to keep a balance in things. Yeah, balance, that's the right word. Because the guy who wants too much risks losing absolutely everything. Of course, the guy who wants too little from life, might not get anything at all.

Dialogue[edit]

[Tommy is exceeding the speed limit with a passenger on board]
Passenger: Slow down a little!
Tommy Angelo: You ain't scared, are ya?

[A passenger in Tommy's taxi is being taken to the hospital when Tommy crashes into something]
Passenger: I wanted to go to the hospital, now I need to go to the hospital!

Tommy Angelo: [narration] I used to be a taxi driver. Even though I wasn't making much and I worked from dawn to dusk, I was glad to be working. It was a bad time, and some other people were worse off than me. It was that very taxi that drew Salieri's people to me in the first place. One day I was on my break and I was just hanging out. Suddenly, I heard a tremendous crash.
Paulie: Sam! They got me! Damn it!
Sam: Climb up and move, there's a taxi, we'll be okay.
[Sam points a handgun at Tommy]
Tommy Angelo: [narration] It was clear to me that these guys had to get out of there, fast. So I thought it was best to cooperate, rather than ending up with a hole in my head.
Sam: Move it, come on!
Tommy Angelo: Where to?
Paulie: Anywhere, fast! And I hope you're damn fast. Faster than Sam here was.
Tommy Angelo: [narration] I burned rubber out of there like a bat outta hell. It didn't matter where, just away from those gentlemen who were chasing my new customers.

[Tommy is being introduced to the Don on his first day in the organization]
Don Salieri: Well, it looks like Morello is really trying to make me mad. But I'm a reasonable person. What do they call you, son?
Tommy Angelo: Thomas Angelo.
Don Salieri: I've decided to give you a shot, Tommy. I like new faces. We're one big family here. You already know Paulie and Sam. Frank here is my right hand, and looks after the legal side of 'our business'. The one behind the bar is Luigi. This business ain't easy to swallow, but Luigi's a wonderful cook. Paul will introduce you to Vincenzo and Ralph. There are a lot of us, but those should be enough, for now. Now listen, and listen good. We have some rules around here: Don't cross paths with the cops. They're on our payroll, so they'll leave you alone. But if you go too far, they'll all come after you. Money, or no money. If they ever pick you up, say nothing, and I will take care of you. I show my gratitude to those people that help me, and there aren't many left that betrayed me. Capiche?
Tommy Angelo: Yes, Mr. Salieri.
Don Salieri: I'm glad. Today I'll give you a chance to get back at those bastards who wrecked your taxi. We'll see what you're made of. Morello has a bar where all his gorillas go. They all have their cars parked behind the fence next to the bar. If you're good, they won't be there tomorrow morning. Ha ha ha. Paulie'll go with you just in case. Go see Vincenzo for equipment and Ralph for some wheels.

Vicenzo: Hey there Paulie, what can I do for you?
Paulie: Hey Vicenzo, meet the new guy Tommy. We got a job ruining the cars parked at Morello's Bar.
Vicenzo: Well, if you are going to the bar then I mixed up some cocktails for you.
Vicenzo produces gasoline-filled bottles
Paulie: Good deal, but they say Morello usually has a bouncer watching the parking lot.
Vicenzo: For that I recommend the good old Louisville Slugger.
Vicenzo produces baseball bat
Paulie: Thanks a lot.
Tommy and Paulie depart Vicenzo's workshop
Vicenzo{shouting}: Bring back that bat, it is my nephew's!

[Tommy and Salieri are taking cover behind an overturned table, after having been attacked by a rival family while dining in a restaurant]
Tommy Angelo: Working for you is real interesting, boss.
Don Salieri: What'd you say? My ears are ringing from that blast!

[After the firefight at the restaurant]
Don Salieri: I have to say, you got balls Tommy. You saved my ass.
Tommy Angelo: You weren't so bad yourself, boss.
Don Salieri: Christ, that was crazy. Thank god Pepe hid, poor guy. I'll have to send him some dough for repairs.
Tommy Angelo: You should.
Tommy Angelo: Boss, I'd like to know how they knew where we were, you think they followed us?
Don Salieri: I don't think so, Tommy. I have a feeling I know who set me up.
Tommy Angelo: ...Who?
Don Salieri: Carlo. My bodyguard. That goddamn son of a bitch. He's the only one who knew where I was going, and he also excused himself from work today.
Tommy Angelo: That sounds pretty likely.
Don Salieri: Yeah, I think so. I'll tear him apart like a ragdoll. Carlo lives in a rented apartment in Little Italy, a little ways from our bar. There's a pizzeria downstairs, we're going.

Taglines[edit]

  • It's nothing personal
  • Join the family
  • This is an offer you can't refuse!

Cast[edit]

Following actors voiced the English version of the game:

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