6.6/10
30,122
140 user 25 critic

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 »
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone (Sylvester Stallone) 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 (Jim Mulholland), who 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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the early 1980s, this movie was originally proposed as another project for director John Landis and John Belushi, who was pencilled in for the Angelo "Snaps" Provolone role. The project was abandoned once Belushi died, but resuscitated later, this time with Sylvester Stallone in the lead. See more »

Goofs

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

Lt. Toomey, Chicago PD: A leopard don't change its stripes.
Officer Keough: You mean "spots."
Lt. Toomey, Chicago PD: [shouting] I mean Snaps!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Das Missverständnis (1960) 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
See more »

User Reviews

Great
10 March 1999 | by drummer-3See all my reviews

I just love to see Sylvester playing anything else but macho studs, and in this movie he does and doesn't if you catch my drift. I think his portrayal of a godfather going straight is fantastic and the whole movie had me in hysterics more than once, fun stuff.!!


68 of 75 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 140 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oscar See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,091,027, 28 April 1991

Gross USA:

$23,562,716

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,562,716
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed