Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose two hundred fifty thousand dollars, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City, and comedy follows.
Keith Gordon is a creative young man who films the oddball doings of his family and peers. "The Maestro" appears frequently to give him pointers on his techniques. It's almost a film about ... See full summary »
Naive young lady Karen wants to help her struggling amateur filmmaker boyfriend Christopher raise enough money so he can divorce his wife. Meanwhile, jolly psycho prankster Otto stalks the ... See full summary »
Young business executive hAres the viewing wast his luge is leading, and has a change of heart and decides to make life changes. He becomes a struggling (but happy) tap-dancing magician. His old boss is financially ruined, but finds a way to bounce back by commercialising his idea.
Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are goons for the Newark mob boss Castelo. They are sent to the race track to place a bet on a horse but screw it up by betting on the wrong horse. Now they owe $250,000 but they separately get an offer to work it off; by killing the other one. Together they go off to Atlantic City where Harry's mobster uncle Mike may be able to bail them out.Written by
Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990) was originally titled "Wiseguy" (the title of the film's source novel), but was renamed to avoid confusion with this film. Both of Martin Scorsese's parents, Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese, appear in this film and Goodfellas. See more »
When Moe accidentally hangs himself from the light fitting, the metal loop on the back of his concealed safety harness is clearly visible for a split second when the camera looks down at him from above. See more »
Some video versions, including the one released in the UK, eliminate the Bruce Springsteen song Pink Cadillac from the soundtrack for copyright reasons. In the original, this song can be heard as Danny De Vito and Joe Piscopo drive to Atlantic City, trashing Frankie the Fixer's prized Cadillac en route. See more »
This is a great gangster spoof movie. It is probably one of the funniest gangster movies ever. Devito and Piscopo are great together, however, Lou Albino, as Frank the fixer, steals the show. He stole every minute of the film that he was in. It was almost like watching an old marx brothers film, where you only keep your eyes on groucho, in the scenes that he is in. In this one, you keep your eyes on Frank the Fixer. The acting is funny and the script is also very clever. I would put it as one of the funniest movies of the 80's
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