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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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3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 (Sylvester Stallone) 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 (Jim Mulholland), who 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first feature to be shot at the MGM-Disney Studios in Orlando, Florida. See more »

Goofs

When Aldo points the revolver at Anthony when Anthony admits to stealing from Snaps, the cylinder is askew, which would prevent the gun from firing as the firing pin would have struck between chambers. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Rossano: I'll make you a deal, Mr. P.
Snaps: What kind of a deal?
Anthony Rossano: Well, I've become attached to those jewels; they remind me of Theresa. I'd like to buy them back from you for $50,000.
Snaps: Now where'd you come up with another 50,000 smackers?
Anthony Rossano: I stole it from you.
Snaps: Connie!
Connie: [Connie enters the room] What is it, boss?
Connie: [Snaps takes what he thinks is a gun, but is actually a leg and thigh of chicken] You took my gun.
Snaps: [Connie leaves the room] Now you're trying to tell me you stole another 50,000 clams since the last time I saw you?
Anthony Rossano: ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Das Missverständnis (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Plain Dirt
Written by C. Stanton
Performed by McKinney's Cotton Pickers
Courtesy of RCA/Bluebird Records
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It's better than you think it will be!
14 April 1999 | by karina-3See all my reviews

Oh I know, Sylvester Stallone in an urbane period farce? Impossible, you say? No sir! He's actually very funny - as is the script (adapted from the play) and all the supporting cast! I totally love this movie and I show it to everyone I meet, despite their initial reactions - and they all enjoy it! Tim Curry is priceless as always and it's also Marisa Tomei's first movie. Vincent Spano, Peter Reigert, Yvonne de Carlo, Don Ameche, Kirk Douglas, Chazz Palminteri - more! It's so awesome!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oscar See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,091,027, 28 April 1991

Gross USA:

$23,562,716

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,562,716
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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