Oscar

Still of Sylvester Stallone, Chazz Palminteri and Peter Riegert in OscarOscarOscarOscar

Plot

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman…

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 5.8/10 (13,785 voted)

Director:
John Landis

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Don Ameche

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.

Writers: Claude Magnier, Michael Barrie

Cast:

Sylvester Stallone

Angelo 'Snaps' Provolone


Ornella Muti

Sofia Provolone


Don Ameche

Father Clemente


Peter Riegert

Aldo


Tim Curry

Dr. Thornton Poole


Vincent Spano

Anthony Rossano


Marisa Tomei

Lisa Provolone


Eddie Bracken

Five Spot Charlie


Linda Gray

Roxanne


Chazz Palminteri

Connie


Kurtwood Smith

Lt. Toomey, Chicago PD


Yvonne De Carlo

Aunt Rosa


Ken Howard

Kirkwood


William Atherton

Overton


Martin Ferrero

Luigi Finucci

Taglines:
In crime and comedy, timing is everything.

Release Date: 26 April 1991

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000

(estimated)

Gross: $23,562,716
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

This film is based on the 1958 French play "Oscar" by Claude Magnier.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Snaps slams Anthony on the table his hands are on his shoulders, in the next shot his hands are around his neck.

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.



User Review

Should be mandatory viewing for those who rip on Sly

Rating: 10/10

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.