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Oscar (1991)

Oscar (1991)





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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.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Les Charles, Glen Charles, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Les Charles
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 6, 2003
Touchstone Pictures


Sylvester Stallone
as Angelo 'Snaps' Provo...
Ornella Muti
as Sofia Provolone
Don Ameche
as Father Clemente
Tim Curry
as Dr. Poole
Marisa Tomei
as Lisa Provolone
Kirk Douglas
as Snaps's Father
Art LaFleur
as Officer Quinn
Ken Howard
as Kirkwood
Sam Chew Jr.
as Van Leland
Paul Greco
as Schemer
Arleen Sorkin
as Manicurist
Robert Lesser
as Officer Keough
Yvonne De Carlo
as Aunt Rosa
Eddie Bracken
as Five Spot Charlie
Kurtwood Smith
as Lieutenant Toomey
Linda Gray
as Roxanne
Art La Fleur
as Officer Quinn
Mark Metcalf
as Milhous
Sal Vecchio
as Vendetti Hood
Danny Goldstine
as Cab Driver
Kai Wulff
as Underwood Chauffeur
Marshall Bell
as 1st Reporter
Danny Goldstein
as Cab Driver
Tony Munafo
as Frankie the Roach
Tom Grant
as 2nd Reporter
Louis D'Alto
as 3rd Reporter
Rick Avery
as Vendetti's Driver
Joe Dante
as Face on the Cutting ...
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Critic Reviews for Oscar

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 26, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 15, 2005
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Oscar

At least is better that Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.......

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


pretty entertaining actually

danny d

Super Reviewer


People tend to run this down, for good reason, but I always found it kind of charming - even if it isn't perfect.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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