Paradise Alley

Paradise Alley (1978)

The Carboni Boys. They haul ice, lay out stiffs and dance with monkeys.

  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Release Date: 1978-09-22
  • User Rating: 5.7/10 from 48 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Image Ten
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a sleazy private club where the floorshow consists of raucous wrestling matches with big purses. Stallone not only starred in and wrote this action-packed film, he also made his directorial debut in this tale of three guys who could take anything Hell's Kitchen could dish out.

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  • Sylvester Stallone

    as Cosmo Carboni
  • Lee Canalito

    as Victor Carboni
  • Armand Assante

    as Lenny Carboni
  • Frank McRae

    as Big Glory
  • Anne Archer

    as Annie
  • Terry Funk

    as Frankie the Thumper
  • Tom Waits

    as Mumbles
  • Joyce Ingalls

    as Bunchie
  • Joe Spinell

    as Burp
  • Aimée Eccles

    as Susan Chow
  • Chick Casey

    as Doorman
  • James J. Casino

    as Paradise Bartender
  • Fredi O. Gordon

    as Paradise Alley Hooker
  • Lydia Goya

    as Bar Room Hooker #1
  • Paul Mace

    as Rat
  • Pamela Des Barres

    as Vonny (as Pamela Miller)
  • Frank Pesce

    as Skinny the Hand
  • Ray Sharkey

    as Legs
Directing Sylvester Stallone Director
Writing Sylvester Stallone Writer
Camera László Kovács Director of Photography
Sound Bill Conti Original Music Composer
Editing Eve Newman Editor
Art John W. Corso Production Design
Art Jerry Adams Set Decoration
Art Deborah Beaudet Art Direction
Production Caro Jones Casting
Costume & Make-Up Jean Burt Reilly Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Michael Westmore Makeup Artist
Production John F. Roach Producer
Production Ronald A. Suppa Producer
Production Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
Production Arthur Chobanian Associate Producer
Production Jeff Wald Producer