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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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Five Spot Charlie
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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

Marisa Tomei plays the daughter or Ornella Muti in this film. Muti, born in 1955, is only nine years older than Tomei, born in 1964. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Tea for Two
Written by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar
Performed by Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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