Director John Landis keeps the pace of this atavistic screwball farce frantic but OSCAR's quick pace cannot disguise its shallow style.
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone (Sylvester Stallone), a Runyonesque gangster, agrees to go straight at the behest of his dying father (Kirk Douglas). Provolone has arranged a meeting with the board of directors of a bank to buy his way to a seat on the board and, in that way, renounce his gangster past.
The morning of the meeting sees his mob preparing to convert themselves from mugs and goons to butlers and cooks. But the appearance of Little Anthony Rossano (Vincent Spano), Provolone's accountant, upsets his plans. In no time at all...