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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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

One night, after filming wrapped, a fire destroyed several sets, many of the actors' trailers (among them Tim Curry's), all of the costumes, and 21 valuable vintage cars. Production was halted for two weeks while they were remaking all of the costumes. A Universal security guard hired to guard the cars later admitted to setting the fire. See more »

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When Snaps slams Anthony on the table his hands are on his shoulders, in the next shot his hands are around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Snaps: [removing Connie's many weapons] It's like disarming Germany.
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Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante See more »

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Version of Oscar (1967) 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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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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