2/5/2010, reviewed by Amanda Evans
Set in New York during the 1930's, Sylvester Stallone plays a gangster who promises his dying father he'll go straight. One month later, the day begins when he will sign a deal with some bankers and become an honest man. But between 8:30 when his accountant gets him out of bed to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage and noon when the bankers arrive to trick him out of his money, he has to deal with one fiasco after another. His hit men have become butlers but keep calling him "Boss", his daughter tells him she's pregnant and changes fiancés three times before lunch, and his long-lost lover turns up to inform him he has another daughter he never knew existed. An NYPD inspector and a rival gangster are both keeping their eyes on his home as a suspicious exchange of little black bags goes on all morning. Based on a play, the clever dialog and humorous situational comedy leaves you chuckling long after this movie ends. Full of great quotes, I will be watching it again and again. Highly recommended.
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