Oscar (film)

Oscar (film) At his father’s deathbed in 1931, notorious bootlegger Angelo “Snaps” Provolone, in a moment of remorse, agrees to his father’s plea that he give up his shameful life, become an honest man, and restore his family’s name to honor. The bewildered Snaps tries to go straight, but his new image is far too fantastic for either the cops or new easily-bribed banker friends. Things are not helped by Snaps’ surroundings—a madhouse of peculiar characters and relatives. Mistaken identities and misplaced suitcases all help add up to a day full of surprises for the former gangster. Released on April 26, 1991. Directed by John Landis. A Touchstone film. 109 min. During production, the film crew lost many of their sets, props, and 21 period cars leased for the production in a disastrous fire on the Universal Studios backlot, where the movie was being shot.  This necessitated an unexpected move to Orlando, Florida, for filming at both Disney-MGM Studios and Universal/Florida, the first movie shot at the latter studio. Stars Sylvester Stallone (Angelo “Snaps” Provolone), Yvonne DeCarlo (Aunt Rosa), Don Ameche (Father Clemente), Tim Curry (Dr. Poole). Kirk Douglas had an uncredited cameo role as Snaps’ dying father. Released on video in 1991.