Paradise Alley


1h 49m 1978

Brief Synopsis

The three Carboni brothers struggle to escape poverty in New York's Hell's Kitchen during the 1940s. Victor is a brawny iceman, Lenny an injured war veteran, and Cosmo is a slick con man. Cosmo decides that their best bet to get out of the slums is Victor's strength and talks his slow-witted brother into participating in a series of punishing wrestling matches. As Victor begins to have some success as "Kid Salami," his rise to the top is threatened by a local gangster who schedules a 22-round fight between him and his vicious wrestler, "Frankie the Thumper."

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Action
Sports
Release Date
1978

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

The three Carboni brothers struggle to escape poverty in New York's Hell's Kitchen during the 1940s. Victor is a brawny iceman, Lenny an injured war veteran, and Cosmo is a slick con man. Cosmo decides that their best bet to get out of the slums is Victor's strength and talks his slow-witted brother into participating in a series of punishing wrestling matches. As Victor begins to have some success as "Kid Salami," his rise to the top is threatened by a local gangster who schedules a 22-round fight between him and his vicious wrestler, "Frankie the Thumper."

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Action
Sports
Release Date
1978

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Quotes

We're brothers doesn't that mean anything to you?
- Victor
Yes that means a lot to me. It means there's a lot of bananas
- Cosmo Carboni
hanging off the family tree.
- Cosmo Carboni
You gotta lot of style for somebody with pigeon crap on their shoulder, Cosmo.
- Annie
That ain't real pigeon crap. That's just something I had sewn on to make me stand out in a crowd. You know?
- Cosmo Carboni
Hey, Vic. Frankie here wants to have a friendly arm-wrestling contest with you.
- Cosmo Carboni
I promise you fifty wins before Christmas.
- Lenny
Your man gets IN THE RING forty of fifty times before Christmas he won't have enough brains left to tie his shoelaces. And then you'll have two cripples in the family.
- Burp
Do you know how many men could've been sitting on top of the world, but they let a dame tell them what to do and the only thing they ended up sitting on top of was a toilet.
- Cosmo Carboni

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States September 1978

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1978

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1978

Released in United States September 1978