Watch Wise Guys
- 1 hr 44 min
Wise Guys is a 1986 comedy directed by Brian De Palma and starring Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, and Harvey Keitel. The movie tells the story of two low-level mobsters who get themselves into trouble when they unwittingly steal from their own boss. The film follows the misadventures of Harry Valentini (DeVito) and Moe Dickstein (Piscopo), two best friends who work for the Mob. Harry is a short, chubby, neurotic fellow who dreams of marrying his beloved daughter (Julie Bovasso) to a wealthy man and leaving the Mob for good. Moe, on the other hand, is a lanky, fast-talking wannabe ladies' man who dreams of becoming a full-fledged gangster. Their lives take a turn for the worse when they are ordered to deliver $50,000 to a contact in California. Instead of delivering the money, they decide to make a quick pit-stop in Las Vegas to gamble it away. Unfortunately for them, they end up winning big and taking off with the casino's money. Their boss, Anthony (Keitel), is not happy about this, and sends a hitman after them. Harry and Moe manage to avoid him and make it back to New York with the stolen money. However, they soon find themselves in even bigger trouble when Anthony finds out what they've done and puts a hit out on them. To make matters worse, Harry's daughter is kidnapped by Anthony's men as leverage to get the money back. Harry and Moe are now forced to go on the run and plot a way to get the money back and save Harry's daughter. The film is filled with the kind of wacky hijinks and comedic mishaps that are typical of 80s comedies. DeVito and Piscopo have great chemistry together, and their performances are perfectly complemented by Keitel's understated portrayal of the menacing Anthony. Wise Guys is a fun, entertaining comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously. While it may not be a classic like some of De Palma's other films, it's definitely worth watching if you're in the mood for a lighthearted comedy with a few laughs and some great performances from its cast.