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Wise Guys (1986)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 18 April 1986 (USA)
Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.

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Cast

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Bobby DiLea
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Frank 'The Fixer' Acavano (as Captain Lou Albano)
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Lil Dickstein
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Wanda Valentini
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Aunt Sadie
Mimi Cecchini ...
Grandma Valentini
Matthew Kaye ...
Harry Jr.
Tony Munafo ...
Tony Rizzoli ...
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Rick Petrucelli ...
Al the Bookie
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Storyline

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 Mattias Thuresson

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What kind of guys gamble with the boss's money, swipe a killer's Cadillac, and party on the mob's credit card?

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Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Release Date:

18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baieti destepti  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,324,456 (USA) (20 April 1986)

Gross:

$8,475,466 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This mob comedy movie's French title had the unusual English translation of "Mafia Salad". See more »

Goofs

The title characters bet on a thoroughbred horse race at The Meadowlands Racetrack but they are reading from a program that is strictly designed for harness racing since The Meadowlands is primarily a harness racing track. See more »

Quotes

Harry Valentini: Hey Frank, I heard you just bought your son a 10 speed bike. What a great father you are, that's really nice.
Frank "The Fixer" Acavano: Later Dickead, don't forget!
Moe Dickstein: It's DickSTEIN!
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Connections

Featured in De Palma (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Pink Cadillac
Written and performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of CBS Records
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This movie got a bum rap
8 May 1999 | by (FL, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was panned when it came out but I think it got a bum rap. Joe Piscopo has a tough role playing an idiot (not as easy as you would think it would be) and Danny DeVito's energy helps carry the film along. Great to see Harvey Keitel in a role that doesn't involve blowing someone's brains out. This is a great flick to catch on cable on a rainy afternoon. Silly but fun.


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