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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 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:

In crime and comedy, timing is everything. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is based on the 1958 French play "Oscar" by Claude Magnier. See more »

Goofs

Aldo makes reference to Little Anthony and his Imperial. While we take this as an anachronistic reference to the doo-wop group, he could have meant it only as a reference to the car, so it's not wrong for him. See more »

Quotes

Connie: I got it! You daughter's not your daughter, and the cash that used to be the jewels is now your underwear!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Oskar (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Tea for Two
Written by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar
Performed by Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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