Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ... See full summary »
Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with ... See full summary »
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in... See full summary »
A woman (Madeleine Stowe) who has just discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain (Anthony Quinn) seeks revenge, with the aide of her Father's faithful bodyguard (Sylvester Stallone).
Jake an aspiring singer from Tennessee comes to New York and finds herself working in club owned by a sleazy guy named Freddy. It seems Jake is under contract and Freddy doesn't want to let her go. So Jake makes a bet; that she can train anyone to sing and if she does, he lets her out of her contract. And the guy she has to train is cabbie named Nick. They go to her home in Tennessee and Jake tries to teach him but it's very tough. Written by
According to her auto-biography "My Life and Other Unfinished Business", Dolly Parton states that she considers the soundtrack album for this picture as some of the best work that she has done. Parton also declares that the song "What a Heartache" is a personal favorite of hers, Parton having re-recorded the track twice since the movie, on both the 1991 "Eagle When She Flies" and 2002 "Halos & Horns" albums. See more »
During the opening credits, the camera is reflected in the window of the helicopter they used to film the night-time scenery. See more »
All right, we'll go to your place and you can show me your organ. But I'm warning you, it'd best be having music coming out of it.
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I feel I should apologise for really liking this movie. I have seen it several times on TV, and finally bought the DVD. It has several laugh out loud moments, and of course, the story is corny and has a happy ending - nothing to apologise for there as far as I can tell. It was a vehicle for Dolly and Sly, and I thought he came out of it really well. Dolly was cute, and sang beautifully as ever, and still managed to breathe, although to be honest, no-one has a waist that small and lives. I really loved Dolly in the pre-plastic days when her face and her voice seemed natural and free. Sylvester was incredibly funny as the manic taxi driver turned singer, and his bod was pure pleasure! So...something for everyone in the eye candy department, some good music, laughs, happy ending - what's wrong with that? When you've seen a movie several times and it still makes you laugh out loud - Sly singing in the horrible suit - it's got something going for it. A feel good film.
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