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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the early 80's, the film was originally proposed as another project for director John Landis and star John Belushi, who was penciled in for the Snaps Provolone role. The project was abandoned once Belushi died but resuscitated a decade later, this time with Stallone in the lead. 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: Okay Doc, here's the deal: marry my daughter, and you can use all the dough in this bag to start your linguistics school. Most men spend their whole lives tryin' to get their hands on what's in here.
[Snaps empties the bag, and lingerie falls on the table; he bangs his head on the desk]
Dr. Thornton Poole: [sarcastically] Mmm, that's right, Mr. Provolone. I've never seen so much money.
Dr. Thornton Poole: [He picks up several pieces of lingerie] Here's money, um... and here's more money, and - Oh, look. Here's a lovely new $20 bill.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Oscar (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Finucci Boogie
Performed by Ralph Grierson
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Should be mandatory viewing for those who rip on Sly
7 June 2001 | by Verbal-17See all my reviews

This got some of the best reviews of any recent Stallone film, and after seeing it, I understand why. It's an absolutely hilarious, wonderful movie that shows one of Sly's best performances, and a great supporting cast. It was a long time before I got around to seeing it, but man, am I glad I did. I haven't laughed this much in a long time. And to those of you who jump on the negative hype bandwagon and make fun of Stallone like a bunch of lemmings, check this one out.


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