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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

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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 ...
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 »

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Comedy | Crime

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26 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Оскар  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$23,562,716 (USA)
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Trivia

Final U.S. studio film of Yvonne De Carlo. 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

Snaps: [after stumbling over the classic elocution exercise, "Round the rough and rugged rocks the ragged rascal rudely ran."] Aw, it's no use, Doc. I'll never learn to speak good.
Dr. Thornton Poole: Do not despair, Mr. Provolon-e. We shall try a different tack.
[takes out a book and reads]
Dr. Thornton Poole: "Rocco the rum-runner rubbed out Rico the Rat with his Rosco for robbing his rum-running receipts."
Snaps: [repeats the sentence perfectly and enthusiastically]
Dr. Thornton Poole: You've got it!
Snaps: Well, sure! You finally came up with something that made sense!
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Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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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One of the best comedies I have ever seen
24 November 2004 | by (Sofia,Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

This is maybe one of the best comedies I have seen. The whole story is nothing much, but the actors made it it unforgettable. The thing that makes this movie so good is the cast, the actors are really perfectly chosen and they play it really well. There isn't a one single actor who doesn't play good in this movie. Well if you expect Stalone to shoot out crates of ammo, then you will be disappointed. This is the movie that made me realize that Sylvester Stalone can act not just shoot. With two words this is a movie to make you laugh. Tip: if you have a heart condition you probably shouldn't watch this movie without some medical personal attending.(your heart may burst from laughing)


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