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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.

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Big Momma
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Sander Vanocur ...
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Gallagher (as Phil Bruns)
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District Attorney Goodman
Jack Kehoe ...
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This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some violence, racial slurs, drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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21 July 1972 (West Germany)  »

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A banda, amelyik nem tudott jól lőni  »

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Trivia

To prepare for his role as a newly arrived Italian immigrant, actor 'Robert de Niro' went to Italy for a week to record on a tape recorder voices of the accent he required. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the film, when Kid Sally attempts to shoot a mafia leader in the head but the gun backfires in his hand, another goon outside puts a bucket of ice and fish on a police officer. However, in the next shot, her head is completely dry and looks as if it wasn't even affected in any way. See more »

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Dated But Still Fairly Funny
9 September 2004 | by (Manassas, VA) – See all my reviews

I bought this film because it's one of DeNiro's first roles. Based on a book by Jimmy Breslin, the movie has a dated flavor to it that renders it rather stale; my kids didn't care much for it. However, it can still charm at times and the cast was very good overall. Orbach, without a drop of Italian blood in his veins, does a first-rate penny-ante mobster. There are plenty of sight gags, some more subtle than others, and many do make the viewer groan. The real problem is this type of movie requires a serious attention span on the part of the viewer, something sadly lacking in the modern era. DeNiro was no disappointment---he was fresh, funny and charming. The price of the video was worth every cent just to see him in such an unusually lightweight role. Who knew from watching this that he'd end up as one of film's toughest dramatic actors? In summary, not a great movie, but not awful, either.


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