is a 1991 American comedy film directed by John Landis
. Based on the Claude Magnier stage play, it is not a remake
of the 1967 film of the same name
, but bears certain similarities to the original French film. The story is set in Depression era New York City
and centers around a mob boss
trying to go straight. The film stars Sylvester Stallone
, Marisa Tomei
, Ornella Muti
, Tim Curry
, and Chazz Palminteri
and was a rare attempt by Stallone at doing a comedy role.
In the prologue, Gangster
Angelo “Snaps” Provolone promises his dying father (Kirk Douglas
) that he will give up a life of crime, and instead "go straight".
Months later, Snaps awakes at his mansion and begins his important morning. He has a meeting with several prominent bankers, as he hopes to donate a large sum of cash and join the bank’s board of trustees, thereby having an honest job and keeping his word to his father. Anthony Rossano, a young good-natured accountant of Snaps arrives at the mansion and sets all events in motion. Anthony tells his boss that he’s in love, asks for a 250% raise, then tells Snaps the true love he speaks of is actually "Snaps's daughter." After Anthony professes his love for the daughter, Snaps agrees to let Anthony and his daughter marry.
Lisa Provolone is the only child of Snaps and Sofia. Lisa is a spoiled daughter whose dreams of seeing the world’s great sights run into a roadblock because of her overly protective... Read More