• Paradise Alley (1978)

Paradise Alley

Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2005

PG |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

The Carboni brothers -- con man Cosmo (Sylvester Stallone), disabled war veteran Lenny (Armand Assante) and dim-witted Victor (Lee Canalito) -- are determined to leave the slums of New York City. Their best escape route is the muscle-bound Victor, whom a manipulative Cosmo convinces to become a professional wrestler. The wins and prize money pile up, until neighborhood gangster Stitch wants in on the action, scheduling Victor to fight the dangerous Frankie the Thumper in a marathon match.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Lee Canalito, Frank McRae, Anne Archer, Kevin Conway, Terry Funk, Joyce Ingalls

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Escape, Underdog, Brother, 1940s, Inspiring, Gripping