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Paradise Alley

  • Film

Time Out says

Nominally set in 1946, in the poverty-trap of Hell's Kitchen, but pitched waveringly between Rocky, Guys and Dolls, and some prototype Warner Brothers Depression drama of the preceding decade, Stallone's hit-and-miss directorial debut (he also writes, stars and sings the theme song) maps the classic escape route via the ring (wrestling this time) with a unique style of baroque excess. The plot (Stallone scheming himself and his two brothers uptown on the tails of ambitious gimmickry) is shot full of sentimental holes; but the creation of a floridly fantasticated netherworld of low-life high-rollers and their inevitably multi-coloured circumlocutions is irresistible.
Written by PT

Release Details

  • Duration:109 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sylvester Stallone
  • Screenwriter:Sylvester Stallone
  • Cast:
    • Sylvester Stallone
    • Lee Canalito
    • Armand Assante
    • Frank McRae
    • Anne Archer
    • Kevin Conway
    • Aimée Eccles
    • Tom Waits
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