Daily Archives: July 20, 1998


This relentlessly vulgar Mafia-movie parody from Jim Abrahams (Airplane!, Hot Shots!) begins promisingly with a lampoon of Casino before descending to more predictable hit-or-miss riffs on the Godfather movies. Another descent is made from high spirits to bad vibes, as crassness and cruelty eventually overwhelm any sustained sense of fun. With Jay Mohr, Billy Burke, Christina Applegate, Pamela Gidley, Olympia Dukakis, and Lloyd Bridges in one of his last screen performances; written by Abrahams, Greg Norberg, and Michael McManus. (JR) Read more