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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

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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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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

Actress Leigh Taylor-Young once said of co-star 'Robert de Niro''s voice preparation: "At the start of the second week of rehearsal, the director asked us to leave the hotel in character. I was a bit horrified, because I was now aware I was working with a great talent who had a perfect accent, and I felt I didn't have a clue yet about my character, let alone a proper Brooklyn accent". See more »

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The lion in the back of the van is female. By the time it gets to the basement, it has become a male. See more »

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Complete Miss
2 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a complete misfire, and a very talented cast (Jerry Orbacj, Lionel Stadler, George Loros, Joe Santos) is wasted thanks to a bad script and very sloppy direction. Comedy sequences fall flat; some scenes are so incomplete you can only guess they failed to get some shots; Herve Villacheve's dubbing is almost painful to watch.

The only reason to see this today would be if you are studying Robert DeNiro's acting career and want to see him in some early roles. He's actually quite good as an Italian biker come to New York who gets involved in a gang war. But he's not enough to save the movie, at least not for me.


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