Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose two hundred fifty thousand dollars, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City, and comedy follows.
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Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are goons for the Newark mob boss Castelo. They are sent to the race track to place a bet on a horse but screw it up by betting on the wrong horse. Now they owe $250,000 but they separately get an offer to work it off; by killing the other one. Together they go off to Atlantic City where Harry's mobster uncle Mike may be able to bail them out.Written by
In recent years, Brian De Palma has expressed regret in making the film. In a 2013 interview with Fandango, De Palma replied: "It's not one of my favorites because nobody at the studio ever liked it. It was given a go by one administration and they left, and then another administration came in. It was a bastard child that no one wanted anything to do with, so that was not a pleasant experience. But I liked working with Danny DeVito so much, that we managed to soldier through it." In a 2016 interview with Business Insider, he added: "I should have just taken my money and walked, instead of dealing with a studio that didn't want to make the movie." See more »
After Harry is shot, the bloodstain on his shirt gets smaller as the scene progresses. See more »
Hey Harry, what happened to your face?
What, this? This happens to be a tropical tan.
Oh really? I thought it was hepatitis.
[laughs from crowd]
So you really went to Puerto Rico, huh?
Jamaica! We don't go to Puerto Rico anymore, it's passe.
You went too Moe? You look a little pale.
Yeah, well... you know. I'm not the sun worshipper that Harry is. I saw a lot of "indoor" activity, if you know what I mean.
Oh yeah? Doin' what? Watchin' TV?
[laughs again from crowd]
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In some versions of the movie there is a extended shot of Marco, Moe, and Harry walking to the church. It shows them discussing something, but you cannot hear. This scene is present in only selective versions See more »
What a Fun Movie! Two shmoes tick off the Godfather!
This has to be Brian dePalma's best film to date. Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo are two losers who get the crummiest jobs and errands from a Newark mob boss (Dan Hedaya). After truly "dissing" the mob boss to the tune of $100,000, our two heroes head to Atlantic City for safety. However, they travel in the prized convertible of the bosses tough, enormous right hand man, Frankie (Captain Lou Albano in a hysterical, priceless performance) They even have Frankie's gold card! Thru elaborate, strange run-ins, DeVito and Piscopo wipe out the entire Newark mob clan, and live happily ever after. The performances are all over the top, and it's great! Hedaya's mob boss who prays when he's at his angriest, DeVito's unbearable older female relatives, Hedaya's mob (Including Frank Vincent in a haircut and sunglasses only mobsters wear), and Harvey Kietel doing a wonderful, soft-spoken turn as the well respected Atlantic City mob boss. The physical comedy is wonderful. We know Frankie is annoyingly careful with his "baby", a classic convertible. When DeVito and Piscopo get revenge by taking it out on the highway and guzzling fast food (and smearing it all over the dashboard!), you'll either howl with laughter or just gape. Sample dialog: Mobster looking at big piece of fabric: "Frankie, Awfully strange looking pillowcase." Frankie (Mad as Hell): "That's not my pillowcase, that's my underwear!"
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