In Glasgow, Toni Cocozza, age 28, aspires to be a lounge singer; his repertoire is strictly Sinatra, backed by Bill, an aging piano player and his only friend. Toni dreams big and enters a local television talent show. About that time, a local Mob boss decides Toni is great entertainment and invites him to be his guest at a casino. Toni chats up Irene, a cigarette girl, he gets an odd job or two from Chisolm, the mobster's number two, the audition goes bust, and Toni's future is uncertain. One thing leads to another with the Mob. Is Toni at a crossroads, or is there in reality no turning or going back? Written by
Toni wanted a crowd... he got the mob
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Alun Armstrong was cast at the 11th hour after Ian Bannen died in a car crash in the early stages of production. See more
Are you saying I'm stupid?
You couldn't stand the pace of stupid!
References Pal Joey