Quick Quiz! In what film do we find both Robert De Niro and Hervé Villechaize? Ah, screw it. The headline of this post kind of gives everything away doesn’t it?
Directed by James Goldstone (Swashbuckler, Rollercoaster), The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight zig-zagged into theaters in late 1971. This uneven comedy about the mafia in New York City was based on a 1969 novel by Jimmy Breslin.
The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight features Robert De Niro (in one of his earliest film roles) as an Italian cyclist and con artist and the movie’s large cast is filled out by stars such as; Jerry Orbach, Lionel Stander, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet and Hervé Villechaize. If you’ve never seen this one, the trailer below will provide a fine example of what you’re in for. Roll it!
Previously on Trailer Tuesday: Mark Lester In ‘Melody’ (aka ‘S.W.A.L.K.’) (1971)