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Sly plays a big-time gangster who promises his dying father (cameo by Kirk Douglas) to go straight. This, however, proves difficult for our hero, with drawbacks such as a mixed up mix up of little black bags, a daughter who changes fiances three times before lunch, a bag-full of annoying visitors, and scandalling bankers and thugs.
OSCAR's cast includes the talents of Sylvester Stallone, Tim Curry (halarious role! ), Linda Gray, Joey Travolta, Ornella Muti, Peter Reigert, Yvonne De Carlo, Marisa Tomei (adorable little snotty girl), and Chazz Palminteri among many, many others.
Although it's out-of-print, it's well worth the trouble to track down and see!
In "Oscar" the story begins in a scene where Don Ameche appears again, but this time as family priest saying the last rites for syndicate tycoon Kirk Douglas. Former Universal siren Yvonne De Carlo is also in the scene, which provides an interesting opening to the film as Douglas implores son Sylvester Stallone to get out of the crime business and go legitimate, slapping him several times in a robust closing act to dramatically make his point.
When Douglas passes on loyal son Stallone, despite misgivings, agrees to give up his criminal enterprise. When an important meeting is scheduled with bankers we see a hilarious study in contrasts as Stallone's old hoods have great difficulty shaking their old personas and behaving like gentlemen.
While Stallone encounters problems enough with the transition to business executive his accountant tells him he wants a raise because he is in love and wants to marry Stallone's daughter. Stallone becomes enraged and states that the fiancée in question is not actually his daughter. Meanwhile his own daughter that he acknowledges, who wants to move out from under the suffocating enclosure of the family mansion under her father's constant thumb, begins making marriage noises of his own.Read more ›
I'm going to be very brief when going over the storyline. The great thing about the movie is being surprised minute by minute. The basic story is about "Snaps" Provolone, a powerful Chicago gangster that is feared by many. However, Snaps is about to go straight because he promised his dying father on his deathbed that he would go legit. However, it's not going to be easy. In only 24 hours of trying to be straight, everything goes straight to hell, and everything that could go wrong does. And that's when all of the fun begins.
This is a terrific comedy that can be enjoyed by just about everyone. It's only PG, so it's something that even the whole family can enjoy. Sylvester Stallone can really be a card and is hilarious when given the right opportunity. His facial expressions and outbursts are truly unforgettable. And there's so many great people in this out-of-control loony bin (many that you'll recognize in a heart-beat).
The movie has a lot of brains too. For a comedy it is extremely complex and well-thought out. John Landis does a terrific job of directing this movie. The screenplay is brilliantly funny and very surprising with every step. You'll find yourself repeating many of the lines as you watch this over and over again.
The DVD really doesn't have much to offer, but for a movie like this there's really no need to have a lot of special features (it would've been nice to have SOME though!). There's not even a theatrical trailer, so be warned.Read more ›
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This is one of my favorite movies. The comedy in this has you coming back for more. If you haven't seen it, you have to. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Rebecca Graf
One of my favorite slapstick comedies, but not everyone will find it as funny as I do. It's one of those films you need to watch with others who enjoy it to really enjoy.Published 16 days ago by Elisha Montgomery
This is slapstick comedy at its best. The actors are all on point and the costumes are marvelous. We had this for years on vhs and came back for digital. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Alma K
It's one of my favorites. It's funny because it makes mobsters look like normal people and cops like annoying villains,Published 1 month ago by Smackdown kid
This is one of the greatest movies you've never heard of. Hilarious with a heavy hitting cast.Published 1 month ago by Michael