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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 City. The weaker gang uses a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeed in stopping one of the gangs, while the other remains without the boss.

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Kid Sally
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Big Momma
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Baccala
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Irving Selbst ...
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Beppo (as Herve Villechaize)
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Tony, the Indian
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DeLauria
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Gallagher (as Phil Bruns)
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District Attorney Goodman
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This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York City. The weaker gang uses a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeed in stopping one of the gangs, while the other remains without the boss.

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The hilarious comedy about dis-Organized Crime.

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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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Hervé Villechaize's voice was dubbed throughout the entire film by Paul Frees. See more »

Goofs

When Angela arrives at the airport, she exits the taxi and enter the terminal without paying the cab driver. There are no pockets in her dress and she had no purse to hold money so she could have not paid him before exiting the cab. See more »

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Referenced in Cocaine Cowboys (2006) See more »

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Pretty poor
26 November 2003 | by 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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