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 »
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).
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 »
Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole ... See full summary »
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
The movie was made and released about nine years after it source Larry Weiss written song "Rhinestone Cowboy" had been first performed by Glenn Campbell in 1975. Campbell does not appear in the film nor is the song heard, but the tune, according to Wikipedia, "served as the basis" for this film. 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 »
Do you play an instrument?
Yeah, I can sorta play a couple of chords on this organ I have at home. Hey, I'll tell you what, why don't you come to my house and teach me a new song?
Go to your house, huh? I suppose that's so you can show me your organ, right?
Why do you think I'm conning you? I tell you I really do have this big organ!
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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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