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Sylvester Stallone gives comedy another try in this farce set in the 1930s. Angelo "Snaps" Provelone (Stallone) is the wealthy and powerful head of the Chicago mob, but his ailing father (Kirk Douglas) doesn't approve of his life in crime, and on his deathbed, Dad makes Snaps promise to go straight. Determined to honor his late father's wishes, Snaps decides to go into banking -- just as his life has fallen into chaos. Anthony Russano (Vincent Spano) informs Snaps that he's hijacked $50,000 of his money and wants to marry his daughter. Snaps discovers that his daughter Lisa (Marisa Tomei) is actually involved with the chauffeur, Oscar (Jim Mulholland), but Anthony's girlfriend Theresa (Elizabeth Barondes) has convinced her beau that Snaps is her father. Snaps hopes to use this misunderstanding as a way of getting his money back, but in the meantime, he has to deal with a wary banking board, rival mob boss Vendetti (Richard Romanus), prissy elocution coach Thornton (Tim Curry), and Snaps' one-time girlfriend Roxanne (Linda Gray). Oscar's stellar supporting cast includes Don Ameche, Chazz Palminteri, Harry Shearer, Eddie Bracken, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Bruce Davison. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 26, 1991

Cast

Sylvester Stallone
as Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
Ornella Muti
as Sofia Provolone
Peter Riegert
as Aldo
Tim Curry
as Dr. Thornton Poole
Marisa Tomei
as Lisa Provolone
Vincent Spano
as Anthony Rossano
Don Ameche
as Father Clemente
Eddie Bracken
as Five Spot Charlie
Linda Gray
as Roxanne
Chazz Palminteri
as Connie
Kurtwood Smith
as Lieutenant Toomey
Yvonne De Carlo
as Aunt Rosa
Ken Howard
as Kirkwood
William Atherton
as Overton
Martin Ferrero
as Luigi Finucci
Harry Shearer
as Guido Finucci
Sam Chew
as Van Leland
Mark Metcalf
as Milhous
Richard Romanus
as Vendetti
Joey Travolta
as Ace
Elizabeth Barondes
as Theresa
Jocelyn O'Brien
as Nora
Robert Lesser
as Officer Keough
Art La Fleur
as Officer Quinn
Richard Foronjy
as Knucky
Paul Greco
as Schemer
Arleen Sorkin
as Manicurist
Kai Wulff
as Underwood Chauffeur
Kirk Douglas
as Provone Sr.
Jackie Burch
Bruce Davison
Tony Munafo
as Frankie the Roach
Sal Vecchio
as Vendetti Hood
Marshall Bell
as 1st Reporter
Louis D'Alto
as 3rd Reporter
Rick Avery
as Vendetti's Driver
Jim Mulholland
as Oscar
Joe Dante
as Face on the Cutting Room Floor
Marshall Bell
as 1st Reporter
Jim Mulholland
as Oscar
Sal Vecchio
as Vendetti Hood
Louis D'Alto
as 3rd Reporter
Rick Avery
as Vendetti's Driver
Tony Munafo
as Frankie the Roach

Crew

John Landis
Director
Leslie Belzberg
Producer
Les Charles
Screenwriter
Michael Barrie
Screenwriter
Claude Magnier
Play Author
Jim Mulholland
Screenwriter
Glen Charles
Screenwriter
Mac Ahlberg
Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Dale Beldin
Editor
Tony Munafo
Associate Producer
Alex Ponti
Executive Producer
Joseph S. Vecchio
Executive Producer
Deborah Nadoolman
Costume Designer
William B. Kaplan
Sound/Sound Designer
Jackie Burch
Casting
Ron Berkeley
Makeup
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