Monte Peterson, a rich real-estate developer, is going through his third divorce. His friend Ray has found a good site for a ski resort in Utah, and Monte comes to bid on the land, ... See full summary »
Sidney J. Furie
Andrew Dice Clay,
The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
An Angel Level 1 named George Burns wants to be reunited with his long lost love, Gracie Allen, who resides at Level 6. In order to do so he is sent on a mission by God to save a big time ... See full summary »
Scott Edmund Lane
Scott Edmund Lane
After the death of his older brother, Giuseppe "The Guppy" Calzone (Kevin McDonald) becomes head of the Calzone Mob Family. His aging father (Dom DeLuise) knows his son is not cut out for ... See full summary »
Eternal bachelor Lupo plays the comical presenter to the musical acts in his own Italian restaurant 'Serenade Café' in New York, but operatic singer Gina is not amused, she throws him out of her dressing room- the more she insults him, the crazier the old fool gets about her. To keep him off she insists her husband must be an opera singer, so he is easily duped by Ierra, who hits on with Gina himself and ships Lupo off to his Italian cahoot, musical teacher Marcello, for lessons- actually he is so bad that even the dog runs off, and after they bribe the local opera to give him a tiny part, the sound-tortured audience chases him for his life. He passes out but is found and taken in by a winegrowers family, which gives him confidence and a killer voice... Written by
The opera song the mediocre female singer sings who ends up dating "Lupo" (Dangerfield) to further her career (since he owns a famous restaurant), is the same tune written for Citizen Kane (1941) in which the main character, buys his "trophy" girl an opera house. See more »
When the bartender is talking to the server about how much Rodney is in love, his white shirt collar tucks itself under his black vest between shots. See more »
I've never heard of wanting to kill somebody because they sang.
Well you never heard me sing.
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Towards the end of his life, Rodney Dangerfield starred in (and sometimes also wrote) several low budget movies that either went straight to video or had a limited release beforehand, this movie being one of them. It was quietly released and hasn't been rediscovered, and I think I know why. While the production values are okay for a made-for-video cheapie (though there are obvious cost-cutting actions like filming on studio backlots and trying to pass the California countryside as Italy), and Dangerfield in his 80s still has energy (though it's obvious when a stunt double is used), there is a problem with the screenplay he co-wrote - it's not very funny. It lacks the zing and outrageousness associated with Dangerfield in the past. In fact, it seems to have been aimed at a family audience. That wouldn't be bad if the movie was funny, but it isn't. It's pretty predictable, both with its story and humor. One surprise about the movie is that it was produced by Joseph Merhi, who earlier had made a name for himself with exciting made-for-video action flicks. Watch one of those instead.
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