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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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Joey Travolta ...
Ace
Paul Greco ...
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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Five Spot Charlie
Tony Munafo ...
Frankie the Roach
Robert Lesser ...
Officer Keough
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Lieutenant Toomey
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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:

Oskar  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 »

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When Aldo points the revolver at Anthony when Anthony admits to stealing from Snaps, the cylinder is askew, which would prevent the gun from firing as the firing pin would have struck between chambers. See more »

Quotes

Snaps: Now this guy's willing to marry you - so be nice.
Lisa Provolone: [whining] But I want Oscar.
Snaps: I want him more than you do. But he's on the lam and Anthony's taking the rap for him.
Lisa Provolone: Thank you very much. Whatever happened to love? Whatever happened to romance?
Snaps: Whatever happened to waiting till the wedding night?
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Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante See more »

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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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Sweet Georgia Brown
Written by Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey and Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's better than you think it will be!
14 April 1999 | by (Austin TX) – See all my reviews

Oh I know, Sylvester Stallone in an urbane period farce? Impossible, you say? No sir! He's actually very funny - as is the script (adapted from the play) and all the supporting cast! I totally love this movie and I show it to everyone I meet, despite their initial reactions - and they all enjoy it! Tim Curry is priceless as always and it's also Marisa Tomei's first movie. Vincent Spano, Peter Reigert, Yvonne de Carlo, Don Ameche, Kirk Douglas, Chazz Palminteri - more! It's so awesome!


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