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Al Caruso, John Gresco and Jack Amoruso are three gangsters working for the Genovese family. However, their efforts are more than headache-inducing, and when they are given one last chance: To protect the boss's aunt, she is accidentally killed and the three men are sentenced to death. They come up with a plan to sell the boss to the police and the FBI. However, Al suffers from short-term memory loss and has to be told the story by John and Jack. Written by
Aldo says to Giovanni: "be positive, don't always look at "the dark side of the moon"". In the original version all the sentence is in italian with the exception of the quote of the album by Pink Floyd even if at the time of the movie the british band has still yet to born. See more »
[Jack has accidentally "shot" The Boss's aunt and a bus driver and the three of them are on the run]
What the fuck did you do, Jack? What the *fuck* did you do?
I did nothing bad, Al. I didn't mean it!
We're dead meat.
[turns to Jack]
And it's your fault, you damn pill-popper!
I just went like this!
[stretches his arms out in a T shape like a martyr - a bullet hits the car radio]
Hold the wheel, Al!
[turns to Jack]
Give me the gun, Jack!
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A truly entertaining film in which delicate humor mingles with slapstick-styled scenes. If you can see it, and that must be a true rare occasion, try it on for measure for at least 20 minutes. If it didn't amuse you, it never will. A taste for European humor is helpful, but you will meet some actors that are understandable very popular in Italy. This is the weirdest mix of Memento meets The Godfather performed by the Marx brothers but with beautiful photography, very nice details and true Italian pathos and unsurpassable gestures to emphasize the delicate Italian communication skills in times of trouble. Major drawback on story is that it leans heavily on stupid-is-as-studied-does situations. With a little more effort it could have been both funny and a thrill to watch. O yes, if you want to study Italian, this is a great way to improve your vocabulary. You will never know when you're gonna need 'cullo di gomma'. After this film, you might have an idea.
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