The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

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  • PG
Beppo, Ezmo, Mario...uh-oh! When Kid Sally and his gang of goodfellas come up with a plan to grab a piece of the mob action, it'll be a no-brainer. The screen version of newspaperman Jimmy Breslin's best-selling comic novel about a Brooklyn turf war has all chambers firing. read more
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Beppo, Ezmo, Mario...uh-oh! When Kid Sally and his gang of goodfellas come up with a plan to grab a piece of the mob action, it'll be a no-brainer. The screen version of newspaperman Jimmy Breslin's best-selling comic novel about a Brooklyn turf war has all chambers firing. Jerry Orbach (Law & Order) plays Kid Sally, a small-timer aiming for the big time by targeting rival Baccala (raspy-voiced Lionel Stander). And on-the-rise screen giant Robert De Niro plays Mario, posing as a priest in the Kid's scheme to give Last Rites to Baccala. It's the perfect crime. Planned by perfect idiots.

Original Release

12/22/1971

US Release

12/22/1971

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Cast

Directors

James Goldstone

Writers

Waldo Salt, Jimmy Breslin

Cast

Jerry Orbach Kid Sally
Leigh Taylor-Young Angela
Jo Van Fleet Big Momma
Robert De Niro Mario
Lionel Stander Baccala
Hervé Villechaize Beppo
Joe Santos Exmo
Frank Campanella Water Buffalo
Harry Basch DeLauria
Paul Benedict Shots O'Toole
Burt Young Willie Quarequlo
Jackie Vernon Herman
Michael V. Gazzo A Black Suit
Margo Winkler Airline Clerk
Carmine Caridi Tony, the Indian
Irving Selbst Big Jelly
Sander Vanocur Television Commentator
Philip Bruns Gallagher (as Phil Bruns) / Gallagher
Philip Sterling District Attorney Goodman
Jack Kehoe Bartender

Producers

Editors

Edward A. Biery

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