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Wise Guys (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  18 April 1986 (USA)
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Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.

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Lou Albano ...
Frank 'The Fixer' Acavano (as Captain Lou Albano)
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Joey 'New Shoes' Siclione
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Al the Bookie
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Storyline

Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are goons for the Newark mob boss Castelo. They are sent to the race track to place a bet on a horse but screw it up by betting on the wrong horse. Now they owe $250,000 but they separately get an offer to work it off; by killing the other one. Together they go off to Atlantic City where Harry's mobster uncle Mike may be able to bail them out. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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What kind of guys gamble with the boss's money, swipe a killer's Cadillac, and party on the mob's credit card?

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Comedy | Crime

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cadaveri & compari  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,475,466 (USA)
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Trivia

Second of two back-to-back consecutive mob-comedies co-written by Norman Steinberg who had co-written the gangster comedy Johnny Dangerously (1984) released about a couple of years earlier. See more »

Goofs

When Moe accidentally hangs himself from the light fitting, the metal loop on the back of his concealed safety harness is clearly visible for a split second when the camera looks down at him from above. See more »

Quotes

Santo Ravallo: [New Shoes is clipping the Fixer's toenails. It hits Santo in the eyebrow] Hey, watch out, willya?
Joey 'New Shoes' Siclione: Why the hell do I always have to do this?
Frank "The Fixer" Acavano: You know damn well I can't do it myself!
Joey 'New Shoes' Siclione: Does Mrs. Fixer do it for you at home, Frankie?
Frank "The Fixer" Acavano: None of your business! Why don't we just go over there and waste 'em?
Joey 'New Shoes' Siclione: We're not supposed to do nothin' until Mr. Costelo says so!
Santo Ravallo: [Picks up a large white item] This is the strangest pillow case I've ever seen.
Frank "The Fixer" Acavano: IT'S MY UNDERWEAR, ASSHOLE!
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Pink Cadillac
Written and performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of CBS Records
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This movie got a bum rap
8 May 1999 | by (FL, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was panned when it came out but I think it got a bum rap. Joe Piscopo has a tough role playing an idiot (not as easy as you would think it would be) and Danny DeVito's energy helps carry the film along. Great to see Harvey Keitel in a role that doesn't involve blowing someone's brains out. This is a great flick to catch on cable on a rainy afternoon. Silly but fun.


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