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Oscar was Sylvester Stallone's agreeable, 1991 effort at broad comedy, a fast-talking, suspender-snapping gangster farce featuring the Rambo star as a 1930s Chicago mob boss, Snaps Provolone, trying to go straight during overlapping personal crises. No, this isn't Billy Wilder, but director John Landis (Coming to America) has crackling fun with Oscar's fruit salad of traditional comic themes and tools, including mistaken identities, a powerful man's weakness for his children, and a nonstop parade of outre secondary characters. The cast includes Kirk Douglas as Stallone's father, whose deathbed wish compels Snaps to go into legitimate banking at the exact moment the latter's daughter (Marisa Tomei) announces her love for a chauffeur. Meanwhile, another woman claiming to be Snaps's offspring is engaged to a fellow (Vincent Spano) who has stolen $50,000 of the big man's money. Wackiness ensues. The winning cast includes Peter Riegert, Don Ameche, Chazz Palminteri, Eddie Bracken, Harry Shearer, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Bruce Davison. --Tom Keogh

Cast

Sylvester StalloneAngelo 'Snaps' Provolone
Ornella MutiSofia Provlone
Don AmecheFather Clemente
Peter RiegertAldo
Tim CurryDr. Thornton Poole
Vincent SpanoAnthony Rossano
Marisa TomeiLisa Provolone
Eddie BrackenFive Spot Charlie
Linda GrayRoxanne
Chazz PalminteriConnie
Kurtwood SmithLt. Toomey
Yvonne De CarloAunt Rosa
Ken HowardKirkwood
William AthertonOverton
Martin FerreroLuigi Finucci
Harry ShearerGuido Finucci
Kirk DouglasEduardo Provolone

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: John Landis
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 109 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 26, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 6, 2003
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