Oscar

1991 Directed by John Landis. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Peter Riegert, Chazz Palminteri, Ornella Muti, Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry, Vincent Spano, Yvonne Decarlo, Don Ameche, Eddie Bracken.

REVIEWED By Kathleen Maher, Fri., May 10, 1991

Stallone has been trying to murder Rocky/Rambo for a few movies now, and it is probably this comedy that will finally finish the job. As Snaps Provolone, Stallone makes good-hearted fun of his street-wise Italian-American persona and also of himself as big shot. I'm not used to having much good to say about the guy, but Stallone has evidenced a nascient sense of humor before, and here he allows it to blossom. I'm not used to praising Landis much either but I laughed enough that I'm able to praise Stallone and Landis without breaking out.

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Oscar, John Landis, Sylvester Stallone, Peter Riegert, Chazz Palminteri, Ornella Muti, Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry, Vincent Spano, Yvonne Decarlo, Don Ameche, Eddie Bracken

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