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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

'Robert de Niro''s Mario Trantino character was a thief. Ever the method actor, de Niro allegedly stole two shirts from Macy's department store and hid them under his jacket. de Niro and co-star Leigh Taylor-Young were then apparently arrested. Reportedly, the movie's producers, Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler, later intervened and explained that it was not a real theft and smoothed over the police. 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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Pretty poor
26 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Comedy" about two warring Mafia gangs in Brooklyn.

Purportedly the original book is hilarious and this movie has a great cast--but something went wrong. The jokes aren't very funny and the cast just seems to be unable to put across the punchlines. Flat direction doesn't help either.

I'm only giving it a 3 for Leigh-Taylor Young and Robert DeNiro (who are both very good and play a very appealing couple) and Jo Van Fleet who has the movie's only funny lines in a very broad, over the top, amusing manner.

But, all in all, this really isn't worth seeing.


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