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Oscar -- Promising to quit a life of crime is a lot easier said than done.


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Writers (WGA):
Claude Magnier (play)
Michael Barrie (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 April 1991 (USA) See more »
In crime and comedy, timing is everything. See more »
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". Full summary » | Full synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Riegert ... Aldo

Chazz Palminteri ... Connie
Joey Travolta ... Ace
Paul Greco ... Schemer

Sylvester Stallone ... Angelo 'Snaps' Provolone
Richard Foronjy ... Knucky

Yvonne De Carlo ... Aunt Rosa (as Yvonne DeCarlo)

Don Ameche ... Father Clemente

Richard Romanus ... Vendetti

Arleen Sorkin ... Manicurist

Eddie Bracken ... Five Spot Charlie
Tony Munafo ... Frankie the Roach
Robert Lesser ... Officer Keough

Art LaFleur ... Officer Quinn

Kurtwood Smith ... Lieutenant Toomey

Vincent Spano ... Anthony Rossano, C.P.A.
Joycelyn O'Brien ... Nora

Marisa Tomei ... Lisa Provolone

Martin Ferrero ... Luigi Finucci

Harry Shearer ... Guido Finucci

William Atherton ... Overton

Mark Metcalf ... Milhous

Ken Howard ... Kirkwood
Sam Chew Jr. ... Van Leland
Elizabeth Barondes ... Theresa

Ornella Muti ... Sofia Provolone
Sal Vecchio ... Vendetti Hood

Tim Curry ... Dr. Poole
Danny Goldstine ... Cab Driver
Kai Wulff ... Underwood Chauffeur

Linda Gray ... Roxanne

Marshall Bell ... Reporter #1
Tom Grant ... Reporter #2
Louis D'Alto ... Reporter #3

Rick Avery ... Vendetti's Driver
Jim Mulholland ... Oscar

Joe Dante ... Face on the Cutting Room Floor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Abrahams ... Postman (uncredited)
Sam Bauso ... Man With Briefcase (uncredited)

Leesa Castaneda ... Woman on Street (uncredited)

Kirk Douglas ... Eduardo Provolone (uncredited)

Tino Insana ... Tiny the Iceman (uncredited)
Polli Magaro ... Lucy (uncredited)

Sal Mazzotta ... Bodyguard 4 (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
John Landis 
Writing credits
Claude Magnier (play)

Michael Barrie (screenplay) &
Jim Mulholland (screenplay)

Produced by
Leslie Belzberg .... producer
Alex Ponti .... executive producer
Joseph S. Vecchio .... executive producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg 
Film Editing by
Dale Beldin 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
Bill Kenney 
Art Direction by
William Ladd Skinner 
Set Decoration by
Rick Gentz 
Costume Design by
Deborah Nadoolman 
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head
Bruce Wayne .... hair stylist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
Production Management
Paul Deason .... unit production manager
Janet L. Wattles .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Barron .... second second assistant director
Frank Capra III .... first assistant director
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director
John Wildermuth .... second assistant director (as John Wildermuth Jr.)
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Scott M. Anderson .... set dresser
Larry Clark Bird .... property master
Stephen M. Clark .... set dresser: reshoot
Stephen M. Clark .... swing gang: Orlando Florida location stage
Mark Knapton .... propmaker
Michael Kolko .... set estimator
Sean McClanahan .... art department production assistant
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer
Joseph Perugini .... plasterer foreman
Mike Sasgen .... carpenter
Lyndell Wolff .... carpenter
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... sound mixer
Peter C. Barbour .... assistant sound editor
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
James Beshears .... adr supervisor
Paul Timothy Carden .... adr supervisor
Paul Timothy Carden .... dialogue supervisor
Paul Timothy Carden .... sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... supervising sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Doug Hemphill .... re-recording mixer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Doug Jackson .... sound editor
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer (as Chris D. Jenkins)
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer
David Kern .... sound editor (as Dave Kern)
Mary Jo Lang .... sound recordist
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor (as Don Malouf)
Robert Morrisey .... apprentice sound editor
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Mark Smith .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Paul Stewart .... special effects
Visual Effects by
David Allen .... animated main title (uncredited)
Paul Gentry .... director of photography: stop motion animation unit, David Allen (uncredited)
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Ted Barba .... stunt performer
John Branagan .... stunt performer
Charlie Brewer .... stunt performer
James J. Casino .... stunt performer (as Jimmy Casino)
Tom Elliott .... stunt performer
Brady Michaels .... stunt performer
Stan Rodarte .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Cosko .... camera loader
Frank Detone Jr. .... grip (as Frank DeTone Jr.)
C.W. Fallin .... additional camera operator
Scott Fuller .... first assistant camera (as Scott Euster Fuller)
Domenic Giorgio .... best boy grip
Steven C. Hodge .... assistant chief lighting
Norman G. Langley .... camera operator
Brian LeGrady .... second assistant camera (as Brian G. LeGrady)
Moshe Levin .... camera operator
Chris Moseley .... first assistant camera
Kelly Murphy .... grip
Patrick A. Murphy .... dolly grip
Roger Ragland .... rigging grip
Kelly Rubottom .... grip
Bob Rust .... key grip
David Rust .... grip (as David A. Rust)
Phil Walker .... chief lighting technician (as Philip D. Walker)
Gary Wattman .... dolly grip (as Gary F. Wattman)
Richard Kelley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Felicia Fasano .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Marko Friedman .... costumer
Pamela Wise .... costume supervisor
Marie Boller .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Destiny Borden .... assistant editor
Andrew S. Eisen .... first assistant editor
Michael Hofacre .... apprentice editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe and English horn
Kathy Durning .... music editor
John Richards .... music scoring mixer
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Matt Walker .... music executive (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tom Briggs .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Susan Agnoff .... additional production assistant: re-shoot
Chris Debiec .... production assistant (as Christopher A. Debiec)
Patrick Fullerton .... production assistant
Penelope Gottlieb .... title designer
Sean McClanahan .... production assistant
Spooky Stevens .... unit publicist
Jordan Stone .... production assistant
Carole Wattles .... production accountant
Kathryn Weygand .... script supervisor
Michael Baumgarten .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Blair Clark .... armatures (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte .... stand-in (uncredited)
Max Landis .... thanks
Rachel Landis .... thanks
Paul Meena .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
109 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This was the first feature to be shot at the MGM-Disney Studios in Orlando, Florida.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Connie:I got it! You daughter's not your daughter, and the cash that used to be the jewels is now your underwear!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Rocky (1976)See more »
Rockin' in RhythmSee more »


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71 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Should be mandatory viewing for those who rip on Sly, 7 June 2001
Author: Verbal-17 from Spokane, WA

This got some of the best reviews of any recent Stallone film, and after seeing it, I understand why. It's an absolutely hilarious, wonderful movie that shows one of Sly's best performances, and a great supporting cast. It was a long time before I got around to seeing it, but man, am I glad I did. I haven't laughed this much in a long time. And to those of you who jump on the negative hype bandwagon and make fun of Stallone like a bunch of lemmings, check this one out.

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