The gang that couldn't shoot straight
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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|display_description||"The gang"--They're just a nice, dishonest bunch of guyes only an Italian mama could love. Not only can't they shoot straight, they can't even rob, steal, cheat, or kill straight.|
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Criminals -- Fiction
Mafia -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Organized crime -- Fiction
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The gang that couldn't shoot straight Breslin, Jimmy.
The gang that couldn't shoot straight [electronic resource] / Jimmy Breslin
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