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The gang that couldn't shoot straight / Jimmy Breslin.

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ISBN#9780316111744
BIB ID#1980170
Call# FIC Breslin

The gang that couldn't shoot straight

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Publisher
Boston : Back Bay Books, 1997.
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Description
249 pages ; 21 cm
Summary
A satire on the cult of the Mafia tells the story of an inept gang of Sicilian cretins and their criminally foolish plots.

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Summary/Annotation ->  It was a big bestseller when it was originally published in 1969. It became a major motion picture that provided Robert DeNiro with his first film role. Its title has entered into the language as a catch phrase. And it's terrific fun!

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight is the story of Papa Baccala, a Brooklyn Mafia boss, and Kid Sally Palumbo, a would-be capo who "couldn't run a gas station at a profit even if he stole the customers' cars". There's also Kid Sally's grandmother, who will go to extravagant lengths to see her boy make his mark. A love interest? Sure. Kid Sally's sister tumbles for an artistic type who rides a bicycle and has recently arrived from Calabria...

The high adventure begins with a six-day bike race that is only partly responsible for a rash of obituary notices reading: "Died. Suddenly". Eventually it all gets worked out in fine Sicilian fashion -- and, in the end, everybody gets his, in a manner of speaking.

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