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Oscar (1991)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 26 April 1991 (USA)
A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".

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Cast

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Joey Travolta ...
Ace
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Schemer
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Richard Foronjy ...
Knucky
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Aunt Rosa (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
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Vendetti
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Manicurist
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Five Spot Charlie
Tony Munafo ...
Frankie the Roach
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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 a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise. He is faced with numerous problems: henchmen who know nothing but crime, the police who are convinced he is hatching a master plan, and Oscar, who has just got his daughter pregnant. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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It's a comedy of criminal proportions! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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26 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Оскар  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,562,716
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Trivia

The poster is an homage to the iconic scene from Safety Last! (1923). See more »

Goofs

When Snaps slams Anthony on the table his hands are on his shoulders, in the next shot his hands are around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Connie: Even in the old days he was known as an honest crook.
Dr. Thornton Poole: That's an oxymoron.
Connie: Gee, you shouldn't oughta said that, Doc.
Snaps: Yeah, leave Connie alone. He does the best he can.
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Crazy Credits

Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante See more »


Soundtracks

Plain Dirt
Written by C. Stanton
Performed by McKinney's Cotton Pickers
Courtesy of RCA/Bluebird Records
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A comedic gangster film?? Yes, & it works!
6 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you love Sly, if you love comedy, if you love gangster films, then this one's for you! It's got all that & more! Marisa Tomei playing Sly's daughter?? It works! The beautiful Italian import, Ornella Muti playing Sly's wife? It works! Chazz Palminteri playing a hood yet once again? That always works! Whatcha got here is 1 Mob Boss (the ever-elegant Sly) tryin' to go straight 'cuz he promised his dying father (Kirk Douglas's cameo), cops who just won't buy it, bankers who can't stand it, a mix-up with "a little black bag", a search for a husband for Sly's daughter, an annoying accountant who skims $$$ off the top to marry Sly's "other daughter, the one that's not Lisa", & this all happens in ONE MORNING!! Ya gotta feel sorry for the guy! How can he cope? He does it - just as Sly as he can be, too!

Buy this one if you can still find it. It's a comedy of 'great ethnic proportions'!


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