April 26th, 1991



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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...

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 5.8/10 (13,785 voted)

Director: John Landis

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Don Ameche

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

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


Did You Know?

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

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

[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.


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