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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
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 »

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Comedy | Crime

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PG | See all certifications »

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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

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: Now take Louie 'The Lug' McGurk. He died tragically at 25.
Anthony: I'm twenty five. What happened?
Aldo: Somebody stepped on his fingers.
Anthony: And that killed him?
Aldo: He was hanging from a window ledge of the Edison Hotel at the time.
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Crazy Credits

Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante 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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Who'd have thought Sly could be so hilarious?
27 November 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I am very selective about the movies I buy for my personal library, and this one passed. The whole movie takes place between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and the twists and complications never stop. It's packed with memorable one-liners and hilarious images: former hit-men being butlers and making fruit salad, a linguist (Tim Curry) whose unsolicited grammar corrections keep getting misunderstood, the melodramatic daughter (Marisa Tomei) of a gangster named after a cheese.

Few movies carry this many successive gut laughs. It's quite an ab workout. It's also comparitively clean&mdash;five or six swear words and some allusions to premarital pregnancy and activities. I highly recommend it.


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