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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Manicurist
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Five Spot Charlie
Tony Munafo ...
Frankie the Roach
Robert Lesser ...
Officer Keough
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Officer Quinn
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Lieutenant Toomey
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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Оскар  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$23,562,716 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on the 1958 French play "Oscar" by Claude Magnier. See more »

Goofs

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

Aldo: Lemme me show you tha door;
[shouts]
Aldo: There's tha door!
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Largo Al Factotum
From Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Earle Patriarco
Conducted by Elmer Bernstein
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A nearly perfect comedy.
3 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Excellent timing, a fantastic cast, great soundtrack... actually, everything about this movie is terrific. It centers around mixed (and missed) messages, so a lot of it depends upon timing and straight delivery. These are accomplished in a major way.

The main center of the comedy, the valise, gets treated in a way that gets a bit old, but overall, I can't get tired of this movie. Stallone does such fantastic comedy and has such an exquisite sense of timing and delivery, it's a wonder anybody lets him do action movies. He missed his calling. Look for Ornella Muti (Princess Aura from "Flash Gordon") as the superb, dignified, and fiery-tempered Sophia, as Snaps' wife and source of fear for the entire cast, and Tim Curry as Dr. Poole, in a genius turn as a mild-mannered professor discovering love for the first time. It's a fairly obscure movie, but if you get the chance to see it, do treat yourself.


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