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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".

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Joey Travolta ...
Ace
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Schemer
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Richard Foronjy ...
Knucky
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Aunt Rosa (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
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Vendetti
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Manicurist
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Five Spot Charlie
Tony Munafo ...
Frankie the Roach
Robert Lesser ...
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Officer Quinn
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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>

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In crime and comedy, timing is everything. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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26 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Оскар  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,562,716
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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When Dr. Poole first meets Little Anthony, he comments on Anthony's New Jersey accent. Anthony never said a word in front of Dr. Poole before Poole made this comment. See more »

Quotes

[Poole is Mr. Provolone's grammar instructor]
Snaps: Mornin', Doc!
Dr. Thornton Poole: Mr. Provolon-e. Where are those G's?
Snaps: [slaps money bag] In here.
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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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Should be mandatory viewing for those who rip on Sly
7 June 2001 | by See 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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