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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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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
Robert Lesser ...
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Officer Quinn
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,562,716
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One night, after filming wrapped, a fire destroyed several sets, many of the actors' trailers (among them Tim Curry's), all of the costumes, and twenty-one 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 Dr. Poole first meets Little Anthony, he comments on Anthony's New Jersey accent. Anthony never said a word in front of Dr. Poole before Poole made this comment. See more »

Quotes

Aldo: Lemme me show you tha door;
[shouts]
Aldo: There's tha door!
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Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante See more »

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Version of Das Missverständnis (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' in Rhythm
Written by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Harry Carney
Performed by Duke Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA/Bluebird Records
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Perky up-beat comedy that'll make you laugh.
19 October 2002 | by 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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