The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)




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In this comedy, based on Jimmy Breslin's novel, a bungling gang of hoods make increasingly ludicrous attempts on the life of a Mafia boss. Each attempt ends in failure.

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Jerry Orbach
as Kid Sally Palumbo
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Angela Palumbo
Jo Van Fleet
as Big Momma
Sander Vanocour
as TV Commentator
Irving Selbst
as Big Jelly
Carmine Caridi
as Tony the Indian
Lorrie Davis
as Jelly's Other Girl
Frank Campanella
as Water Buffalo
Harry Basch
as DeLauria
Sander Vanocur
as TV Commentator
Alisha Fontaine
as Jelly's Girl
Philip Bruns
as Gallagher
Philip Sterling
as District Attorney Goodman
Gustave Johnson
as Detective Jenkins
Frank Jourdano
as TV Reporter
Alice Hirson
as Mayor's Wife
Rita Karin
as Mrs. Goldfarb
Jack Kehoe
as Scuderi
Tom Lacy
as Religious Salesman
Paul Benedict
as Shots O'Toole
Burt Young
as Willie Quarequio
Florence Tarlow
as Police Waiter
Harry Davis
as Dominic Laviano
Ted Beniades
as Black Suit
Fat Thomas Rand
as Black Suit
Margo Winkler
as Airline Clerk
Michael V. Gazzo
as Black Suit
Robert Gerringer
as Commissioner O'Grady
Walter Flanagan
as The Super
Dan Morgan
as Muldoon
Dorothi Fox
as Meter Maid
Johnny Addie
as Race Announcer
Robert Weil
as Circus Supply Manager
Leopold Badia
as Old Waiter
Fran Stevens
as Baccala's Wife
Elsa Raven
as Mrs. Water Buffalo
Gloria Le Roy
as Ida the Waitress
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Critic Reviews for The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

One of the hazards of movie comedy is that it's almost impossible to be sure that what reads funny will look funny. The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, an uncertain comedy based on Jimmy Breslin's funny novel, supplies plenty of examples.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight opens and closes funny but in between has nowhere to go.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The gangster comedy spoof based on the best seller 1968 novel by Jimmy Breslin tanks.

January 31, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This stupid spoof of organized crime is about as appealing as week-old spaghetti.

July 2, 2006 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Skip it.

June 30, 2006 | Rating: .5/5

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