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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
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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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In crime and comedy, timing is everything. 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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Victor Mature was approached for the role of Sylvester Stallone's father which eventually went to Kirk Douglas instead. 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

Lt. Toomey, Chicago PD: A leopard don't change its stripes.
Officer Keough: You mean "spots."
Lt. Toomey, Chicago PD: [shouting] I mean Snaps!
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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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