Mob boss Vic returns to business from madhouse. Meanwhile his best and quickest assistant Mickey Holliday is having an affair with Vic's girl Grace Everly and, at the same time, with her sister Rita Everly. What will Vic do? Whom will he kill? Is he really insane and weak? Many other mobsters, including Jake Parker, WackyJacky Jackson and Ben London think he's not so powerful anymore and hope to take his place.Written by
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Joey Bishop, in his final film, played a character named "Mr. Gottlieb". Bishop's real name was Joseph Abraham Gottlieb. See more »
Vic's dead... That is, you wish he were dead. And after he gets out tomorrow, you'll wish you were dead. When he went into that hospital a month ago, I thought it was your run-of-the-mill nervous breakdown. But Vic... is sick, Mick. Vic is a sick prick, Mick.
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A modern metaphor for heaven, based around a single concept : "What if god was a gangster?". Directed by the son of the legendary Joey Bishop, Larry B has done an outstanding job with an outstanding cast.
Vic (Richard Dreyfuss), absent gang boss of a mythical copless city is getting out of the loony bin. His chief lieutenants (Gabriel Byrne & Jeff Goldblum) are busy vying for power in his absence, and his rivals (Kyle MacLachlan, Burt Reynolds & Gregory Hines) are busy trying to take over the entire city.
Where is the metaphor I hear you ask? Let me start you off, Dreyfuss is god..
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