Last night it was Oscar. Granted, it’s Stallone and I don’t think he’s exactly one of the greatest actors in the world or anything. Actually, he’s pretty bad. But I can’t help but love this movie. Also, Marisa Tomei isn’t exactly the best either.
But still. I mean, come one, Tim Curry is in it. How can you not love Tim Curry? It is mathematically impossible to not love Tim Curry. I’m pretty sure science has proven this already, so I won’t bore you with the details.
The plot (courtesy of IMDB):
Angelo “Snaps” Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise. He is faced with numerous problems: henchmen who know nothing but crime, the police who are convinced he is hatching a master plan, and Oscar, who has just got his daughter pregnant.
Some great quotes from the movie:
Snaps: Let’s get started, I got until noon to look like a banker.
Finucci: Oh, we make-a you look like a banker… take off-a you pants.
Dr. Thornton Poole: [about Snaps' daughter, Lisa] She seems to have such nicely rounded diphthongs!
Snaps: That’s what got her into this jam!
Connie: Even in the old days he was known as an honest crook.
Dr. Thornton Poole: That’s an oxymoron.
Connie: Gee, you shouldn’t oughta said that, Doc.
Snaps: Yeah, leave Connie alone. He does the best he can.
And then possibly my favorite quote in the whole movie:
Snaps [to Connie]: Poole was right! You are an ox *and* a moron!
There are so many more great quotes in this movie. I really think it’s the supporting cast that makes this movie fun to watch:
Tim Curry (of course) as Dr. Thornton Poole
Peter Riegert (he just about steals the movie, in my opinion) as Aldo
Chazz Palminteri as Connie
Don Ameche as Father Clemente
Kurtwood Smith as Lt. Toomey
Kirk Douglas as Snaps’ dying father
E*beth, I really think you might like this one.