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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York City. The weaker gang uses a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeed in stopping one of the gangs, while the other remains without the boss.

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... Kid Sally
... Angela
... Big Momma
... Baccala
... Mario
Irving Selbst ... Big Jelly
... Beppo (as Herve Villechaize)
... Exmo
Carmine Caridi ... Tony, the Indian
Frank Campanella ... Water Buffalo
... DeLauria
Sander Vanocur ... Television Commentator
... Gallagher (as Phil Bruns)
... District Attorney Goodman
... Bartender
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This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York City. The weaker gang uses a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeed in stopping one of the gangs, while the other remains without the boss.

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The hilarious comedy about dis-Organized Crime.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some violence, racial slurs, drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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21 July 1972 (West Germany)  »

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A banda, amelyik nem tudott jól lőni  »

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Trivia

This movie was supposedly based around the life of Joey Gallo, a New York City gang leader. Word has it that the members of Gallo's crew wished to seek vengance on the writers. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the film, when Kid Sally attempts to shoot a mafia leader in the head but the gun backfires in his hand, another goon outside puts a bucket of ice and fish on a police officer. However, in the next shot, her head is completely dry and looks as if it wasn't even affected in any way. See more »

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Referenced in Cocaine Cowboys (2006) See more »

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Complete Miss
2 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a complete misfire, and a very talented cast (Jerry Orbacj, Lionel Stadler, George Loros, Joe Santos) is wasted thanks to a bad script and very sloppy direction. Comedy sequences fall flat; some scenes are so incomplete you can only guess they failed to get some shots; Herve Villacheve's dubbing is almost painful to watch.

The only reason to see this today would be if you are studying Robert DeNiro's acting career and want to see him in some early roles. He's actually quite good as an Italian biker come to New York who gets involved in a gang war. But he's not enough to save the movie, at least not for me.


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