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Wise Guys Details

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The "wise guys" referred to in the title, Harry Valentini (Danny DeVito) and Moe Dickstein (Joe Piscopo), turn out to be not so wise after all in this crime-oriented comedy. Harry and Moe run the risk of certain death when they steal money from a Mafia don (Dan Hedaya) and then try to multiply their ill-gotten gains at the horse races. Naturally, they lose the bundle and the next thing they know they're running from hitmen and trying to come up with enough cash to pay back their debt. Wise Guys' blend of comedy and action represented something of a change of pace for director Brian DePalma, best known for his offbeat thrillers and Hitchcock homages. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:April 18, 1986

Cast

Danny DeVito
as Harry Valentini
Joe Piscopo
as Moe Dickstein
Harvey Keitel
as Bobby Dilea
Ray Sharkey
as Marco
Dan Hedaya
as Anthony Castelo
Julie Bovasso
as Lil Dickstein
Patti LuPone
as Wanda Valentini
Antonia Rey
as Aunt Sadie
Mimi Cecchini
as Grandma Valentini
Tony Munafo
as Santo Ravallo
Frank Vincent
as Louie Fontucci
Rick Petrucelli
as Al the Bookie
Anthony Holland
as Karl the Desk Clerk
Dan Resin
as Maitre D'
Maria Pitillo
as Massuese
Frank Ferrara
as Thug
Gaetano Lisi
as Hood
Henry Stewart
as Tailor
Dayna Lee
as Birthday Guest
Catherine Scorsese
as Birthday Guest
Charles Scorsese
as Birthday Guest
Bob O'Connell
as Race Track Bettor
Captain Lou Albano
as Frank the Fixer
Dayna Lee
as Birthday Guest
Maria Pitillo
as Massuese
Tony Munafo
as Santo Ravallo
Bob O'Connell
as Race Track Bettor
Gaetano Lisi
as Hood
Anthony Holland
as Karl the Desk Clerk
Henry Stewart
as Tailor
Dan Resin
as Maitre D'
Charles Scorsese
as Birthday Guest
Frank Ferrara
as Thug
Rick Petrucelli
as Al the Bookie
Catherine Scorsese
as Birthday Guest
Frank Vincent
as Louie Fontucci

Crew

Brian De Palma
Director
Irwin Russo
Producer
Aaron Russo
Producer
Robert Boris
Screenwriter
Nicholas Pileggi
Screenwriter
Brian De Palma
Screenwriter
Norman Steinberg
Screenwriter
George Gallo
Screenwriter
Fred Schuler
Cinematographer
Ira Newborn
Composer (Music Score)
Jerry Greenberg
Editor
Edward Pisoni
Production Designer
Patrick McCormick
Associate Producer
Irwin Russo
Executive Producer
Richard Bruno
Costume Designer
Michael Stone
Camera Operator
Dianne Crittenden
Casting
Kevin Haney
Makeup
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