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 »
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 »
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 »
This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 isn't going to win. They'll ... 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).
The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »
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
This film suffers from what we in the reviewing business call "Rhinestone syndrome." This disorder refers to any movie that baffles you so that you can't figure out if you're laughing at it or with it. It is my belief that this is Stallone's most entertaining film, while it seems to be his most critically despised. Seeing the Italian Stallion attempt such unsingable classics as "Old MacDonald Had A Farm," and the immortal "Drinkenstein," is only the tip of the iceberg with this gem. Is it terribly written, or the most ingenius piece of cinematic art ever to be created? Perhaps that's just another eternal question we have to ponder, right up there with Rudy Ray Moore's "How, and Why?"
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