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Oscar (1991)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Travolta ...
Paul Greco ...
Richard Foronjy ...
Aunt Rosa (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
Five Spot Charlie
Tony Munafo ...
Frankie the Roach
Robert Lesser ...
Officer Keough
Officer Quinn
Lieutenant Toomey


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 <>

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


Comedy | Crime


PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oskar  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)


$23,562,716 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Starring as the title character Oscar, this is Jim Mulholland's feature debut, and his only film. See more »


Aldo makes reference to Little Anthony and his Imperial. While we take this as an anachronistic reference to the doo-wop group, he could have meant it only as a reference to the car, so it's not wrong for him. See more »


Dr. Thornton Poole: Aldo is a treasure trove of linguistic anomolies.
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Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante See more »


References Rocky (1976) See more »


Largo Al Factotum
From Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
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Perky up-beat comedy that'll make you laugh.
19 October 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Personally, I love this film.

You look past the Syvester Stallone attempt at comedy, you're left with a neat fast paced funny film that'll make you laugh. How many things can go wrong and backfire between 8am and 12noon? Well, there's 3 possible husbands for a pregnant daughter who isn't pregnant. One of whom wants to marry the father's other daughter who isn't his daughter............don't even get me started on the 3 bags of money/jewels/knickers.

I could watch this film over and over again. In fact - I have.

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