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The actor is fighting the odds again, this time in a wrestling ring. He and his two brothers would like to get out of Hell's Kitchen and into the big time. Paradise Alley is a sleazy private club where the floorshow consists of rowdy wrestling matches with big purses. This action-packed film was written and directed by Stallone, who also starred in and wrote it.
This Movie Is About.
Paradise Alley is a 1978 American sports drama film written, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, in his feature film directorial debut. The film tells the story of three brothers in Hell's Kitchen, New York City in the 1940s who become involved in professional wrestling.This was the first major film in which Armand Assante appeared. Anne Archer also starred. Joe Spinell, a co-star of Rocky, played the wrestling MC. It also stars Tom Waits in his film debut.A number of professional wrestlers appeared, including Terry Funk as the foil to the hero. Cameos include Ted DiBiase, Bob Roop, Dick Murdoch, Dory Funk Jr., Don Leo Jonathan, Don Kernodle, Gene Kiniski, Dennis Stamp, Ray Stevens, and Uliuli Fifita. Playwright and screenwriter John Monks Jr appeared as Mickey the bartender.
New York City, United States of America
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