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Wise Guys (1986)

 -  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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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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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First gangster comedy from Brian De Palma. See more »

Goofs

When Harry and Moe arrive at Uncle Mike's house it is bright daytime outside. Only minutes pass from the time they enter the house, when Frank goes upstairs to Uncle Mike's room and when Moe goes in the room and screams. The very next scene after Moe screams has everyone outside the house and all the house lights are on as it is nighttime and quite dark outside. Also the winds from the shore are much stronger indicating a major time lapse difference. See more »

Quotes

Frank "The Fixer" Acavano: You're exactly what I'm looking for, Dickface!
Moe Dickstein: Please Frank, it's Dickstein.
Frank "The Fixer" Acavano: I'll pick you up this afternoon, Dickhead!
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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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Thank you Mr. Acavano!
22 March 2009 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest and entertaining mob flicks I have ever seen. The talented Danny De Vito and Joe Piscopo shine in Wise Guys with a ton of laughs. But what totally made this movie for me was Captain Lou... The Fixer. His character was da bomb - a rough, foul mouthed, tough guy that was always ready to kick some donkey :o) The trouble these guys get into and how they try to solve the problems with da boss is really something else haha.

I see a lot of lower ratings on the film here on the site... don't let those low ballers fool you. This movie is a classic, with a ton of legendary Hollywood talent that you should check out if you have the opportunity to do so.


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