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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Vendetti (Richard Romanus) is about to leave his office to put a hit on Snaps, he says, "Order out for pizza. We'll be back in an hour." The line is a reference to the actor's work as the "Godfather" in commercial's for Godfather's Pizza. 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

Aldo: Breakfast is soived.
Snaps: "Served", you paluka!
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
Written by Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey and Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Who'd have thought Sly could be so hilarious?
27 November 2003 | by nathan000000See all my reviews

I am very selective about the movies I buy for my personal library, and this one passed. The whole movie takes place between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and the twists and complications never stop. It's packed with memorable one-liners and hilarious images: former hit-men being butlers and making fruit salad, a linguist (Tim Curry) whose unsolicited grammar corrections keep getting misunderstood, the melodramatic daughter (Marisa Tomei) of a gangster named after a cheese.

Few movies carry this many successive gut laughs. It's quite an ab workout. It's also comparitively clean&mdash;five or six swear words and some allusions to premarital pregnancy and activities. I highly recommend it.


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