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Oscar (1991)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  26 April 1991 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,562,716 (USA)
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Trivia

One night, after filming wrapped, a fire destroyed destroyed several sets, many of the actors' trailers (among them Tim Curry's), all of the costumes, and 21 valuable vintage cars. Production was halted for two weeks while they were remaking all of the costumes. A Universal security guard hired to guard the cars later admitted to setting the fire. 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

[Poole is Mr. Provolone's grammar instructor]
Snaps: Mornin', Doc!
Dr. Thornton Poole: Mr. Provolon-e. Where are those G's?
Snaps: [slaps money bag] In here.
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Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante See more »

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Plain Dirt
Written by C. Stanton
Performed by McKinney's Cotton Pickers
Courtesy of RCA/Bluebird Records
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Who'd have thought Sly could be so hilarious?
27 November 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I am very selective about the movies I buy for my personal library, and this one passed. The whole movie takes place between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and the twists and complications never stop. It's packed with memorable one-liners and hilarious images: former hit-men being butlers and making fruit salad, a linguist (Tim Curry) whose unsolicited grammar corrections keep getting misunderstood, the melodramatic daughter (Marisa Tomei) of a gangster named after a cheese.

Few movies carry this many successive gut laughs. It's quite an ab workout. It's also comparitively clean&mdash;five or six swear words and some allusions to premarital pregnancy and activities. I highly recommend it.


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