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Oscar [DVD]

Sylvester Stallone , Ornella Muti , John Landis    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Kirk Douglas, Peter Riegert, Tim Curry
  • Directors: John Landis
  • Producers: Leslie Belzberg
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Feb 2005
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006VYEDC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,240 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Comedy farce set during a Prohibition and packed with mistaken identities and stolen jewels. Angelo 'Snaps' Provolone (Sylvester Stallone) is a New York mobster who decides to go straight, then runs into problems when nobody believes this sudden change of heart. Meanwhile, his accountant has swindled him out of half a million dollars and his daughter is in love with Mr Wrong. Concrete shoes were once the obvious solution but now...

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to bag this film 29 Sep 2000
By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:VHS Tape
This is Stallone's best film. He plays a gangster promises his dying father that he will go straight. Nobody is ready for this. Local bankers want his money. Local law enforcement wants to make a pinch. His accountant wants a raise. His elocution instructor (Tim Curry) is eyeing his daughter. His maid is moving up in the world. The Finuccis have him covered. Several black bags are exchanged. And who is Oscar?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He does it again 25 April 2007
Format:DVD
I brought this film bargin basement stylee, 3 but for sly i couldnt resist. Ok, so i am fantastically bias because i have a bit of a thing for sly but honestly this was a well spent evening, i laughed out loud its funny and light hearted, and the supporting case as fabulous. My only problem was the little guy singing on the opening credits-what the heck was that about
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars �You had a child with the new maid?� 3 May 2005
By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Sylvester Stallone plays a gangster (Snaps Provolone.) He promises his dying father (Kirk Douglas) that he will go straight. Nobody is ready for this. Local bankers want his money. Local law enforcement wants to make a pinch. His accountant wants a raise. His elocution instructor (Tim Curry) is eyeing his daughter. His maid is moving up in the world. The Finuccis have him covered. Several black bags are exchanged. And who is Oscar?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly funny gangster farce 25 April 2012
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Sylvester Stallone isn't the first name you think of when it comes to French farce, but John Landis' 1991 adaptation of Claude Magnier's Oscar shows he had a surprising knack for it. Of course, no longer being set among the France bourgeoisie but relocated to 1931 America with Stallone as a gangster who's promised his dying father (Kirk Douglas) that he'll go straight helps a lot, with the film feeling like a stylish 90s version of the kind of Runyonesque gangster comedy that Edward G. Robinson would turn out at Warners inbetween making serious ones back in the Golden Age.

Unfortunately, the day that Stallone plans to go legit by buying into a respectable and deeply snobby bank goes increasingly from worse to worser from the moment his accountant Vincent Spano asks for the hand of his daughter while assuring him he can keep her in the style she's accustomed to because he's been embezzling from him for years. From then on it's a revolving door situation as events veer out of control as new characters and complications arise while the Feds and rival gangsters are convinced he's still a criminal out to pull the biggest deal of his life and both are determined to stop him permanently. Every standard farce situation is there, from mistaken identities to switched suitcases, but most of them work surprisingly well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old-school farce 26 Feb 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
First of all, do not approach this film if you are expecting something similar to the slapstick and sight gags to be found in other John Landis films like The Blues Brothers or Trading Places. This is a faithful recreation of a 1930's style farce, based on a stage play, with snappy dialogue & several cases of mistaken identity. Its stage roots are obvious, in the set design & the performances, but this isn't to say that the actors are on autopilot. Chazz Palminteri & Peter Riegert are terrific in their supporting roles; the scenes between Sylvester Stallone & Vincent Spano are great; Marisa Tomei delivers another good performance and Kirk Douglas' cameo is hilarious. Tim Curry mugs it up a little too much, and the only disappointment is Ornella Muti - She's beautiful but seems to do very little but shout.

I won't go into the plot: that's what Wikipedia is for. It twists and turns a little but the viewer can always see where it's going. (Almost) all the performances are solid, the script keeps everything moving well despite the majority of the plot taking place in just four rooms, and the '30's atmosphere is perfectly recreated. Unfortunately this recreation is both the main strength & the greatest failing. If you're not a fan of '30's comedy or gangster movies of the same era this will leave you cold. It failed to find an audience on its initial release and continues to be criminally overlooked.

Give it a chance... you might actually like it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 Jan 2010
Format:DVD
Brilliant film, absolutely loved it, very funny. Have watched it several times; it is one of those movies that one can watch over and over. Great movie for inviting friends over for dinner and a movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mafia Mayhem 16 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Sylvester Stallone(Snaps Provolone)is going straight whilst being under suspician from another mafia family and the police.Very funny mafia film with Snaps daughter(Marisa Tomei) willing to do anything and marry anyone to get out of her parents clutches.Watch out for the Venuchi brothers are they really only tailors or dangerous Hitmen?Tim Curry is hilarious as the elecution teacher for Snaps and a poor victim for his daughter as yet another potential husband.The bag scene will keep you on your toes.Who is Oscar,watch the film and find out?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good.
I bought this for my mum for XMas as I knew she hadn't seen this film in decades and we loved every minute of it!
Published 5 months ago by XxCTxX
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film.
Find this very funny. Stallone in a comedy was a delight. Gets better the more times you watch it' would recommend.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. L. Mckay
5.0 out of 5 stars Oscar DVD
When it finally arrived - via Chile of all places! - it was well worth the wait to see this film which had been highly recommended.
Published 6 months ago by Howard J Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
I had already seen the film years ago, look for iT a very long time and finally fond iT and still love it
Published 7 months ago by carine
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a comedy!
Who knew? Sylvester Stallone is a brilliant comedic actor! From the opening sequence which includes a deadpan look or two (following being slapped by Kirk Douglas! Read more
Published 7 months ago by OJ21
5.0 out of 5 stars Sylvester
He should have made more comedies. Hilariously funny.watch it and I think you will be amazed. He is a mafia boss who vows to go straight. A complete farce follows. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs. V. E. Venn
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
People say Stallone should stick to action because he's not funny...well, they're entitled to their opinion but i feel they are wrong. LOVED this and Stallone was hilarious! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Lisa D
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
a great blast from the past and my youth.
you can't beat the funnies, and innocent humour.
just what you need on a miserable day.
Published 12 months ago by dawn selfridge
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
I love this dvd its a claassic and the whole family can watch and laugh at it as its good family fun
Published 12 months ago by elizabeth mzioued
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film
I absolutely love this film one of my favourite old time films, with a twist in then story and full of loads of humour
Published 16 months ago by H. Farrington
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