Wise Guys

1986

Wise Guys

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31%

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Total Count: 16

41%

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Movie Info

In this comedy, a couple of bumbling gangsters, Harry Valentini (Danny DeVito) and Moe Dickstein (Joe Piscopo) mess up a simple assignment, attracting the attention and wrath of their boss, Anthony Castelo (Dan Hedaya). As a punishment for their goof-up, Castelo gives both Harry and Moe confidential instructions to knock each other off.

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Cast

Danny DeVito
as Harry Valentini
Joe Piscopo
as Moe Dickstein
Dan Hedaya
as Anthony Castelo
Patti LuPone
as Wanda Valentini
Harvey Keitel
as Bobby Dilea
Julie Bovasso
as Lil Dickstein
Antonia Rey
as Aunt Sadie
Mimi Cecchini
as Grandma Valentini
Captain Lou Albano
as Frank 'The Fixer' Acavano
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
Dayna Lee
as Birthday Guest
Catherine Scorsese
as Birthday Guest
Charles Scorsese
as Birthday Guest
Bob O'Connell
as Race Track Bettor
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Critic Reviews for Wise Guys

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Audience Reviews for Wise Guys

  • Sep 06, 2010
    A fantastic dark comedy about gangsters, I loved this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2010
    The thing about Wise Guys is that it’s actually not that bad at all. Since De Palma is the heir to Hitchcock, it’s only fair that you relate this to Mr. and Mrs. Smith. It just shows that he can do anything. He’s not just a suspense storyteller, he can also show off his literal sense of humor. Danny DeVito is hilarious and there is also a very funny performance by Harvey Keitel. It’s not amazing, but probably better than most people give it credit for.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2008
    (1986 Director: Brian DePalma) Very lively cliche' Tale of 2 friends from the neighborhood (Danny Devito & Joe Piscopo) awkward ne'erdowells Mafia flunkies....You can imagine!! Dan Hedeya plays the local Don/Mob boss.... Perfect role for Harvey Keitel...always seems to have an extra card up his sleeve!
    Teresa S Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2008
    The funnies thing this spawned was a parody by three pidgeons on a Disney cartoon. Very silly but I had to giggle.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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