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Oscar (1991)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 26 April 1991 (USA)
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".

Director:

John Landis

Writers:

Claude Magnier (play), Michael Barrie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Tony Munafo ... Frankie the Roach
Robert Lesser ... Officer Keough
Art LaFleur ... Officer Quinn
Kurtwood Smith ... Lieutenant Toomey
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Storyline

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise. He is faced with numerous problems: henchmen who know nothing but crime, the police who are convinced he is hatching a master plan, and Oscar, who has just got his daughter pregnant. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

It's a comedy of criminal proportions! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Оскар See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,562,716
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1991 which went to Kirk Douglas, Sylvester Stallone in his tribute to Douglas recalled the filming of the scene where he hits Stallone in the face. After a swing and miss, Stallone jokingly told Douglas to slap him hard. "Let me have your best", whereupon Douglas proceeded to beat Stallone silly. Stallone said "I learned the hard way: never spar with Spartacus". See more »

Goofs

It is highly unlikely that Snaps's Italian father would have a Byzantine icon hanging on his wall. See more »

Quotes

Snaps: If it's Poole you want, it's Poole you'll get. But, Lisa, you've *got* to cross the finish line on this one! This is your third fiance today and it ain't even lunch yet!
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Crazy Credits

Face on the Cutting Room Floor ........ Joe Dante See more »

Connections

Version of Oscar (2008) See more »

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Finucci Boogie
Performed by Ralph Grierson
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A comedic gangster film?? Yes, & it works!
6 June 2000 | by dtrent-2See all my reviews

If you love Sly, if you love comedy, if you love gangster films, then this one's for you! It's got all that & more! Marisa Tomei playing Sly's daughter?? It works! The beautiful Italian import, Ornella Muti playing Sly's wife? It works! Chazz Palminteri playing a hood yet once again? That always works! Whatcha got here is 1 Mob Boss (the ever-elegant Sly) tryin' to go straight 'cuz he promised his dying father (Kirk Douglas's cameo), cops who just won't buy it, bankers who can't stand it, a mix-up with "a little black bag", a search for a husband for Sly's daughter, an annoying accountant who skims $$$ off the top to marry Sly's "other daughter, the one that's not Lisa", & this all happens in ONE MORNING!! Ya gotta feel sorry for the guy! How can he cope? He does it - just as Sly as he can be, too!

Buy this one if you can still find it. It's a comedy of 'great ethnic proportions'!


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