Connie: Your daughter's not your daughter, and the cash that used to be your jewels is now your underwear!
Snaps: Now you've got it!
Connie: I got it! (beat) I don't even know what I'm talkin' about!
A screwball farce written by Claude Magnier as a play about an industrialist trying to get back the money one of his employees stole and the resulting complications. It was made into a French film (starring the great Louis de Funès
, who also starred in the play countless times) in 1967 that he co-wrote. Then in 1991 he updated the play to be about a mobster trying to go straight, adding an extra complication to the plot. This was then made into an American film by director John Landis
, starring Sylvester Stallone
and Tim Curry
, among several character actors.
A traditional farce, it features loads of swapping of little black bags (which may contain jewels or underwear, as the plot requires) than any other film in memory. Contains the mook with a ridiculous armory in his jacket (blackjack, pistol, club, knife, switchblade, brass knuckles...): "It's like disarming Germany!"
Not to be confused with the nickname for the Academy Award
(which it didn't win any anyway).
Oscar (the american movie) provides examples of the following tropes: