Paradise Alley (1978) - full transcript

It's 1946 in Hell's Kitchen in New York City. Cosmo Carboni, the eldest of the three Carboni brothers, is lamenting what he sees as them not living up to their potential. Big talking Cosmo hustles and panhandles for money. Brooding Lenny Carboni, an injured veteran whose sullen attitude stems from his time in the war, is an undertaker. And youngest Victor Carboni, the simple muscle-man who wouldn't hurt a fly unless he's annoyed, is an iceman. Victor looks to Lenny and his Chinese-American girlfriend Susan Chow as his voices of reason. After Victor holds his own against wrestler Frankie the Thumper in an arm wrestling match, Frankie who is seen as the strongest man in the neighborhood, and after seeing the lucrative wrestling matches - which are more like street fights without rules - at the underground nightclub called Paradise Alley, Cosmo gets it into his head that wrestling may be Victor's calling and a way for them all to get out of Hell's Kitchen for good. The brothers would act as trainer and manager. Lenny, doing it only to ensure Victor's safety, and Victor, who is rechristened "Kid Salami", ultimately agree. But instead of bonding the brothers closer together, the wrestling life and their relationship to a taxi dancer named Annie threatens to tear them apart as their priorities start to diverge. And a wrestling match with Frankie, who, with his sadistic manager, Stitch Malone, treats it as a grudge match, may threaten Victor's life altogether. - stop by if you're interested in the nutritional composition of food
I don't want her living here,
that's all.

Boy. What a great night
for a race, Stitch?

Remember, there's ten roofs.
No stopping.

- We know the rules.
- All right. Start the race.

- Let's go.
- You got the money at the other end?

- Start the race.
- You got the five bucks?

Get over there, greaseball.

Once more with the rules.
Ten roofs, no stopping.

- We know the rules.
- You got the $5 at the other end?

- Will you get down? Let's go. It's there.
- All right, I'm game. Let's start the race.

- You're a brave boy, speedo.
- I'm faster than you, meatball.

On your marks, get set... go!

Hey, nice try, Rat!

I'll get you, greaseball!

Yeah? See you around!

Please help me.
Thank you, ma'am.

Thank you.

Please help me.
Somebody, please.

OK, Cos.

Thank you. Thank you, everybody.

Times is tough.

When a guy can't make peanuts
as a cripple, the world's getting cheap.

How much you make today?

- Millions.
- Millions!

Get out of here.

Hey, Vic! Stop this crate!

Annie O'Sherlock.

- How about a lift with a gentleman?
- I thought you were in jail.

- Not yet. A lift with a gentleman?
- Know where one is?

- Hey, listen. I'm shooting up in this world.
- A regular rocket?

I don't wanna brag, but I'm the
most promising human in Hell's Kitchen.

Come on, Cosmo, I'm late.

I'll walk along. This place is
crawling with desperate characters.

- Desperate as you?
- I ain't desperate, I'm in love.

- Back it up. You're wilting my permanent.
- Hey, Annie! Hey, listen.

You're too nice a dish to have
them dime-a-dance creeps mauling ya.

You should only associate
with businessmen such as myself.

You got a lot of style for a guy with
pigeon crap on your shoulder, Cosmo.

That ain't real pigeon crap.

That's a little something I had sown on
to make me stand out in the crowd.

How about I come by
and see you at Sticky's at ten tonight?

If you still want.

God. "If I still want"?

Everybody needs something.

And what you need is a lot of me,
wrapped around you on a cold night.

How about I see you at ten, OK?

I'd like to mangle
every pigeon in town.

Ain't Annie got great yams? With
them legs, she's built for a long race.

You need some help?
Good. Hire a partner.

How much ice today, Mr Gaimbelli?

- How much ice, Pop?
- Just the two.

- Just the two.
- Just the two.

Just the two.

"Just the two." Nice place.
Remind me to throw a party here, will ya?

- What are you doing?
- I don't walk behind. I ain't no fart catcher.

What's buzzing?

Nothing's buzzing.
Just throw the ice in the box, Victor.

- Hey, who's the new stiff?
- That's El Zuppa.

El Zuppa? The organ grinder
who worked on 49th Street? Yeah?

- What happened to his monkey?
- Somebody took it, I guess.

- Is that a fact?
- That's a fact.

Is that a fact? Damn.
I could've used that monkey.

- You don't like animals.
- I ain't keen on your licebag bird.

But El Zuppa's monkey
has real class, real talent.

- Bella's no licebag.
- Look, Victor.

Victor, I don't wanna hurt you,
but if you love that bird,

the nicest thing you could do is take it to
a butcher and have it hacked into a meal.

- Cosmo.
- Where's your sense of humour?

Getting ripe, ain't he?

- Don't start.
- What?

- Don't bad-talk dead people.
- What are you grunting about?

- Leave him alone.
- It's OK. I'm not annoyed.


A-nnoyed? And where did you
find this word "annoyed"?

- The dictionary. Susan's teaching me.
- That Chink is teaching you to be witty?

- You just don't give anybody a break.
- What?

We're brothers.
That ever mean anything to you?

Yes, it does.
It means a lot to me.

It means there's a lot of bananas
hanging off the family tree.

This place is starting to annoy me.
I'll see you whizzos tonight at Mahon's.

And in case you ever get lonely,
I want you to meet Muriel.

I'll see you guys later.

- Hey, Lenny.
- What?

- Will you do Charlie Chaplin?
- I got work.

OK, here.

Here's Charlie Chaplin.

- Does that make you happy?
- Yeah.

OK. I'll see you tonight.

Your dime's up, your time's up.

How are you doing, sweetie?

- Don't give the customers a hard time.
- He was pawing me, Sticky.

So what?
And no drinking on the job, either.

- I'm mending a broken heart.
- Don't get fresh!

You see that guy over there?

He'll give you 20 bucks
for a good time.

Two tens. 20 ones.

Clean it up, Sticky.

Come here.
You see that guy over there?

$2 for a good time. Eight quarters.

Maybe if you shave your legs,
he'll give you 20 cents. Four nickels.

- Clean it up, Sticky.
- "Clean it up."

lam clean. This is a clean joint.
You! Get out of here, you pervert!

We don't have any girls to sell here!

- We're going to the dogs.
- What?

We're going to the dogs. I'm glad Ma and
Pa ain't alive to see how their boys is.

- What's bothering you?
- The Carbonis were meant to go places.

I'm a struggling businessman,
this guy hauls ice like a dumb Eskimo,

and you throw stiffs in a crate.
A very classy crew.

- We're holding our own.
- We're holding garbage.

Yeah, you look rich.
We oughta rob somebody.

- I'm not robbing nobody.
- We need money.

Well, cut your hair.
Somebody will give you a job.

- Come on, it's a trademark.
- Yeah, and get rid of that earring.

You think you're some kind of a pirate?

- Speaking of worms...
- What?

Stitch Mahon and his gang.

- So?
- They got El Zuppa's monkey with them.

All right, you vermin. Out.

Hey, Vic.
That monkey could be worth big dough.

You see whose shoulder
the monkey's on?

- Franky the Thumper. So what?
- So what?

- So what?
- Anybody else wanna say it?

You just get clever.
Mahon will have Franky remove your face.

Them bums
swiped that valuable animal.

Hey, Vic. You know Stitch always says
no one can beat Franky at arm wrestling?

- If you win, he'll give me the monkey.
- Don't mix with Stitch.

Lenny, the trouble with you is you weren't
born with no sporting blood, not a drop.

Sit tight. Let me handle this.

How you doing, Stitch?
You're looking swell.

Mr Mahon, would you put a drink
on your kid here?

I own this joint, Cosmo.
I don't need no free drinks.

- So what do you want?
- Just shooting the breeze.

Well, go shoot it some wheres else.

Daddy, give me
the night's take, will ya?

Hey, Stitch, how do you always manage
to stay in such great shape?

Avoiding wops.

I know what you mean. This
neighbourhoods crawling with foreigners.

You know how you always say Franky's
the strongest guy in the neighbourhood?

Do you really believe that tripe?

I'll slap your chain out,
you sideshow-looking freak!

Hey, Frank. Franky, I know
you're a great wrestler, but my brother,

who ain't as handsome as you,
is as strong as Charles Atlas.

- Your brother is a moron.
- Nah, he ain't no moron.

I said he's a moron.

So he ain't no flamin' wit,
but first thing in the morning,

he can haul over 450 pounds of ice up
five flights without blowing his breakfast.

Can he do that?

You know, Frank,
this morning I couldn't wait to shave,

come in here,
and get mangled by you.

Thank you, Franky. You've made me
so very happy. What do you say?

No more of the punching. I'm just chewing
a friendly rag with Stitch. Right, Stitch?

- Cut your hair, jerk.
- Cut your hair, greaseball.

- It's a trademark. Come on, Stitch.
- Cut your hair, jerk.


1 think you're sucking wind.

- "Sucking wind"?
- You're sucking wind.

No, no.
"Sucking wind" ain't my specialty.

I got business to talk...
big business.

You? Business?

Yeah. How about I bet
a hundred dollars against that monkey

that my brother, Victor, can whip
Franky the Thumper at arm wrestling?

Why don't you step into my office?
It's that-away.

How you doing, Vic? Franky here wants
to have a friendly arm-wrestling match.

- Nonsense. You can still back out.
- Who rattled your cage?

- I'm looking out for Victor.
- Let's go!

We're getting there.

Listen, I just bet a hundred bucks
against that monkey. I ain't got a dime.

If you don't win, these creeps will drag me
in the alley and tie knots in my spine.

Not that I can't handle it,
but who needs the midnight exercise?

- Let's go!
- We're getting there. Come on.

Come on, get out of here.

Come on, Vic. Take a seat.

Don't forget,
it's a hundred bucks against that monkey.

- I can't start.
- Why not?

- I can't start till Bella's come.
- Give me this.

What's your mother doing
flapping around in a cage?

- You better leave mothers out of it.
- You got anything else to say, gimp?

Hey, Stitch.
Let's leave mothers out of it, OK?

Ready, punk?

Hey, you know,
the word "punk" is a noun.

Shut your hole... puke!

Yeah, you know something?
You are puke.

Hey, Stitch, what do you say
we get this happy contest rolling here?

Come on, Vic! Come on, Victor!

Will you let my brother breathe?
You're sucking up all the good air.

Cosmo, you better have that dough

or you're gonna be spending
a lot of time doing a lot of healing.

Come on, Vic.

Lenny, it's becoming
a desperate situation.

You've gotta do something now.



Victor, you can win if you want to.

You can win this. I believe in you
and Cosmo believes in you.

But you've gotta believe in yourself.




Come on, Vic.

Come on, Vic!

Come on, Vic!

- Come on, Vic!
- Come on, Vic!

Come on, Vic! Keep it going!

Nice try, baby brother! I knew you had it
in you. Nice try, Thumper, but no cigar.

Baby brother! Where's Stitch?

Nice try, Frank.

Nice try, Stitch.
Where's the monkey?

Yeah. You know, I don't like animals
anyway. They're... filthy.

- Yeah.
- Why don't you get it from the Rat?

No hard feelings?


- OK, Rat. Hand over the monkey.
- Hey, it's my monkey.

- It's my monkey.
- No, it's my monkey.

- It's my monkey.
- It's my monkey, greaseball.

It may look like you, but it don't belong to
you. Now you're getting me hot, rat face.

- Be reasonable, Rat.
- I'm gonna cut your throat.

- Don't do this. I got a future.
- I owe you one.

- Victor!
- I'm gonna cut your...


- A flying rat.
- Skinny!

Put him down, Victor.

Put him down.

Vic, that was great! You should've made
a wish with his legs, you rat!

Come on, let's celebrate.
Come on, Lenny.

OK, beer here, Mr Mahon.
Beer here.

Hi. I'm your new brother.

- I didn't wanna hurt him.
- Those guys wanna be hurt.

- I'm gonna get some ice cream.
- Go get a double clip of ice cream.

You know,
sometimes I wonder about nature.

Me, myself,
I'm a rough and nervy guy.

But my brother there, who should be a real
rough pecker, is as nasty as a daisy!

Don't you guys ever wonder about nature?
Nature's a funny, funny thing!

anybody wanna buy a monkey?

Coochie-coochie coo.
You're gonna be worth a fortune.


We got business to talk with you.

You cheated my boy Franky here.

- What are you laughing at?
- Franky's making faces at me.

- Let me dent his head.
- No.

Your hands is too valuable
to waste on this greaseball.

Well. Good night.

Where are you going? Hey!

Hey, I'm feeling nice tonight, ice jerk!

But someday we're gonna have
business together, you and me.

That guy's too stupid to be scared.

He's a primitive.

- Hi, Viccy.
- I'm not feeling good tonight, Susan.

- Why the long face?
- I don't know my face is long.

- Here's your shirts.
- Thanks. I could use some clean shirts.

- What's the matter with Viccy tonight?
- Confusion.

- And what is confusion?
- A noun.

- What's the matter?
- Sometimes, this place... I don't like much.

It doesn't matter.
We'll be out of here soon.

I keep thinking about
that houseboat in Jersey.

- When will we have enough money?
- A few years. Eight years.

- Great. I'll have time to pack.
- Yeah, you'll have time to pack.

- Tell me something nice, Viccy.
- You mean, say it now?

OK, you don't have to.

I love you, Susan.
And you know it.


- I have to go now.
- Already? I just got here.

See you tomorrow.

Good night, Ms Chow.

Every night like clockwork?

Look, I know your clogs are tired,
but you just hang on to Cosmo's neck.

Nice neck?
I just had it washed last week.

You're supposed to laugh.
No? Forget it.

Just hang on and I'll drag you around
for the rest of the night.

- Thanks, but Sticky might not like it.
- What do I care what that rat likes?

So, listen, we get a ten,
no, 20-piece band

and I set you up in the best clubs
in Manhattan - or Brooklyn, if you want.

Forget Brooklyn. I ain't having you
dancing in no shipyards!

- Stop, Cosmo. I'm too tired to laugh.
- You're too tired to laugh?

Why don't you lay down and I'll wake you
in the morning? We'll finish talking.

- When are you gonna cut your hair?
- Long hair proves your brains work.

- And yours never stops.
- It's my fortune.

We get a band, work up an act,
I dress you in red beads.

I'll handle the paperwork.
We'll smash records.

Annie O'Sherlock and her hot dancing
yam legs. Together, we can't miss.

- Sounds good.
- Yeah.

It's nice with the riffraff pigs off the
street, isn't it? All the slobs gone to bed.

It's nice.
Well, think about working up an act, OK?

- I'll think.
- "you'll think"?

You oughta see a doctor
cos your eyes need glasses.

- Why?
- Why? Why?

- Yeah.
- You keep missing my mouth all the time!

- Good night, Cosmo.
- Yeah.

Come on, eat.

Come on. Come on.

What's wrong, Bella?

Come on, Bella. Eat, really.

- Hey!
- What?

You gotta start off every morning
by crooning to that licebag bird?

Well, she likes music
in the morning.

Yeah? Then buy the bum a radio!

Look at the dancing monkey.
Dance. Look at him dance.

Dancing monkey.

I'm out here freezing,
you're out here freezing.

Everybody's freezing.

I had plans for you.

You were gonna be a dancing monkey,
the gimmick of a lifetime. But no.

You're wasting my life,
you're wasting your life.

How long do you think
I'm gonna stand for this?

How are you doing, Bunch?
You look nice. I'm glad you passed by.

- What are you doing around here?
- I'm shopping. What are you doing?

I just quit that good job down on Wall
Street cos I ain't the type for cushy jobs.

- Yeah. Who needs Wall Street?
- Yeah, who needs it?

- So you're teaching monkeys to dance?
- Yeah, just to pass the time.

I like animals. Coochie-coochie.

- Listen, you coming by tonight?
- Yeah, tonight for sure.

- You don't have to.
- Hey, Bunch. Don't I always show?

Are you fishing for a compliment?

- Yeah.
- All right, I'll mail it to you.

OK. I'll see you, Cosmo.


Now you did it. Now you embarrassed me.
You got nothing going, creep.

How much ice tonight,
Mr Gaimbelli?

No ice tonight. No ice.

- I did not!
- Yes, you did!

- Hey, Cosmo.
- Hey. What's buzzing, Victor?

- Where's Lenny?
- Wrapping his teeth around dinner.

- Where did you get the new suit?
- I won it in a raffle.

- Raffle, nothing.
- Come on, Vic.

Why should I look like a boiled rag when I
could have a stylish set of duds for free?

- You're swiping from the deceased.
- Look, Vic.

This guy come into the world nude,
so it's natural he go out that way.

- That ain't right.
- When you're gone, you're gone.

Why wear a suit? Is this guy
going dancing? Are you going dancing?

No, he ain't, but I am, and I can't afford
to look like no slob tonight.

Tell you what, I'll return it in the
morning when I'm done. I give you my word.

What a rotten band.
Do they stink.

I don't like that singer either.
He keeps winking at me all the time.

- Where did you get the suit?
- You like it?

Don't take it wrong,
but it looks like somebody died in it.

Close, close.

- Give me a dime!
- I ain't got one.

- Give me a nickel!
- I ain't got a nickel.

Get out of here!

Freak! Get the point!

I keep getting the freeze from this tomato.
I'm not a bad guy, am I right?

No, I don't think so. But I can't
get nowhere. I can't get nowhere.

- What do you want me to say, Cosmo?
- How about words that change my life?

- I'm here.
- What's that mean?

When you're ready
to forget that kid, I'm here.

Not now, Bunch.

Why not?
You've been seeing me for three years.

It's been good,
but this is something more involved.

- I don't think it'll work between you two.
- You don't think so?

Why don't you say
why you don't think so?

I just don't think
any people understand you.

- But you do?
- Yeah. I've seen you more different ways.

Don't get dirty, Bunch.

You know what I mean.

I ain't gonna hurt your feelings,
but I wanna let you in on something.

You are a professional bed warmer.

What I need is big money.

- What are we doing here?
- Live a little, will ya?

Paradise Alley's great.
Dames crawl out of the woodwork.

- This is private, Cosmo.
- That's no problem, Lenno.

Come on, live a little.

You're gonna be so happy I took you here.
You're gonna laugh, maybe dance.

Hey, Lenny, you can use one leg,
maybe do the Lindy Hop.

Get a load of this.

We're friends of Mario.

- Who's Mario?
- I don't know. Everyone knows a Mario.

- I'll see you tonight.
- Come on, will ya live a little bit?

Thank you.

You won't find God in this joint!

Come on, come on.

Big Glory!

Two beers, bub.

Somebody lose a nightmare?
Get a load of that kisser.

Yes, here he is - Big Glory!

All right, back off.

Ladies and gentlemen,
may I remind you,

a crisp $100 bill

to any man who thinks
he can stand with Big Glory for one round!

And now for your entertainment,
Sammy the dancing towel boy.

A hundred bucks? If I was taller,
I'd square off with that fish myself.

- Where are all these lovely ladies?
- I guess they're in the bathroom.

Looks like
all the good-looking broads blew town.

What do you think about
Vic scuffling with that truck?

- It's a bad idea.
- Why bad?

- You need an explanation?
- Yeah.

That man's a professional.
He makes his living breaking bones.

- You wanna turn that on Victor?
- Yeah.

Don't be foolish.

Vic can haul over a thousand pounds
of ice without blowing his breakfast.

- Can he do that?
- Who are you talking to, Cosmo?

Well, I sure ain't talking
to no high roller.

- "Rustic".
- Adjective. The country.


Good. OK.


Noun. Turnip.


Hey, Vic! Lenny's in trouble!

- What's the matter?
- We'll talk later.

- Take care of Bella.
- Yeah, take care of that bird.


- I thought you said Lenny was in trouble.
- I knew you'd do this.

I ain't in no trouble, Victor. Your brother
made a mistake. Why don't you go home?

There's a hundred bucks to be had
and all you gotta do is stay in the ring.

- He's not a wrestler.
- Got a crystal ball in your pocket?

Hey, Vic.
It's easy money, duck soup.

- Then you do it.
- Me?

I might kill the guy. Nah, really. He's just a
couple of inches too tall for me, that's all.

- What if I get a chipped tooth?
- I'll cover it with a blanket.

Vic, you better go now.

Always squawking about buying
some houseboat in Jersey, ain't ya?

You're a dreamer, Vic. You ain't
never leaving unless you wise up.

A hundred clams
for a couple of minutes' work.

You think about it.

- Should I do it?
- It's your body.

Bring your body this way.

Well clone, Sammy. Let's hear it
for Sammy the dancing towel boy!

Ladies and gentlemen,
tonight we have another idiot challenger

who thinks he can stay in with
our very own club champion, Big Glory!

What's your name, kid?

- Victor.
- Kid Salami.

If he's Kid Salami, what are you?
Kid Garlic?

In this corner, believe it or not,

Kid Salami!

Yeah! Victor!

And in the far corner,

our very own smashing,
bashing, crashing.

Big Glory!

Cut the gabbing, stupid,
and start the brawl!

- Die, you bum, die!
- Your mother was a...!

Leave mothers out of it.
Die, you greaseball creep!

- Hey, Kid Greaseball!
- Hey, Rat! His name is Kid Salami.

Say after me, "Kid Salami."


Hey, Vic.
Just pretend they're friendly.

Hit it, Sam!

There ain't no law
against fighting back!

How bad are you hurt?
We're going home.

- Come on, he looks great!
- What do you want to do?

- If I get annoyed, I think I can win.
- Then get annoyed!

Yeah, will you please get very annoyed?
You're embarrassing me. Here we go.

Come on, Victor!

Victor! Yeah!

This guy is easy. Go ahead.
Go get him, gorilla. Go ahead.

Go get him, Vic! Come on, Vic!

Get him, Vic!
Don't embarrass me!

Get into it!

Get into it! Get annoyed!

Kid Salami! Yeah!

- Come on, Salami!
- This is my job. Get off, get off.

The winner... Kid Salami!

- Didn't I tell you?
- This kid ain't right. You wanna sell him?

You owe a hundred, Burp.

- The wrestler?
- Our brother's not for sale.

- That's right.
- Let's go home, Vic.

I knew you'd win!
Didn't I tell you? Of course you'd win.

What happened?

I won it.

Can you believe our brother
just dumped the Paradise Alley champ?

- It's a start, Lenny.
- He could've got hurt.

I tell him to find a gimmick and he has.
His muscles are a God-given gimmick.

- Fine, just don't do it.
- Hey, listen.

Hey. What have you got
against making an honest buck?

It just depends how it's made.

Franky the Thumper's a wrestler. Stitch is
his manager. Why can't we do the same?

Franky's rotten all his life. And don't try
turning Victor into one of your gimmicks.

- You amaze me.
- You amaze me.

- It's a ticket out. Where's your guts?
- I got more heart than guts.

Don't hand me that.
You used to be the hardest.

You blew it for yourself.
You ain't gonna blow it for me.

- You watch yourself!
- Come on. Come on, hit me!

You ain't even gonna make a dent! You're
the biggest joke in the neighbourhood.

You were going places,
then you got brave.

What have you got to show for proving
you was brave? What have you got?

What have you got? A footlocker?
A Purple Heart and a walking cane?

Put it all together
and what have you got? Nothing!

You should've grew your hair and jumped off
a chair to get flatfeet like me, but no!

You wanted to take a shot
at being a hero! Was it worth it?

You better go home, Lenny!
Go home cos you're looking old tonight!

And you better take a look at me
cos I'm on my way uptown!

It's uptown for Cosmo!

Stay there.
What are you coming around for?

Cos I want to.

- Just leave me be.
- Let's talk, Annie. Let's talk?

After three years, you wanna talk.
Now I don't think I can listen.

- Please, let's talk.
- No!

- I wanna say I'm sorry.
- You don't make it better by saying that.

You put me through too much.
Forget the sorrys, all right?

- I've had problems.
- Don't talk in front of these people!

I don't care!
Do you see how I move?

- Did you think it changes anything?
- I'm not the same!

I said, did you think that would change
anything, that I'd feel sorry for you?

Why have you been avoiding me
for over a year? No phone, nothing.

Cos you didn't want anybody feeling sorry
for you. I don't feel sorry for you!

I feel sorry for me! You did what
you wanted. I'm the one that got left out!

I'm back.

- Do you want me back?
- No.

- We gotta start over, Annie.
- No more, Lenny.


What do you want?

When was the last time
you were with a woman?

- Probably the Depression.
- What are you saving it for?

I don't know, man.
Maybe... maybe a big finish.

You better get out more often
cos you're starting to turn Grey.

Me, I'm on my way to visit the
best-looking tomato in the neighbourhood.

- Good night, Mumbles.
- Good night.

I wasn't doing it to you.
I'm doing it to myself.

- You did it to both of us, Lenny.
- We've always been above this nonsense.

Let's get above it?

Come on, baby. You got too much on the
ball to be jostling here in the street.

It's too late, Lenny.

- Don't do this to us.
- I don't wanna be forgotten again.

And how many times
do I have to say that you won't?

I was wrong for what I did for us.

I can't, Lenny. I can't.

- Why?
- If I do, it starts all over again.

That's exactly what I wanna do.
I wanna start all over again.

For Christ's sakes,
don't make me beg?

- Good morning.
- Good morning.

- What happened?
- About what?

- What happened?
- What do you mean?

- I thought we had something going.
- We did.

- What?
- We were friends.

- There was more.
- Cosmo, we were friends.

- You just used me to stay close to Lenny.
- Why are you saying that?

We got no papers on each other. I'm back
with Lenny cos that's where I wanna be.

He dumped ya, I was nice to ya.
Don't that matter?

- Sure it matters.
- Answer me one thing. Do you love him?

- Yes.
- No, you don't.

Nobody loves nobody round here.
Everybody fakes it.

- Why don't you leave the lady alone?
- Shut your fat mouth!

- I'm calling the cops!
- I'll break your face!

- Look, do you wanna come in?
- For what?

Small talk and coffee? Tea and crumpets?
For what? Friends?

Good friends.

You two should never have been
leading me on.

I never led you on.
I never wanted to lead you on, Cosmo.

- Come in. All the heat's getting out.
- Then close the window.

- You want me to close the window?
- Close the window.

I'm gonna close the window!

You wanna close the window? I don't
like you neither. I don't like nobody.

I'm in demand. I don't need you.
I don't need nobody!

I'm sensitive.

- They should've never led me on.
- Why do this?

- They should never have done that.
- What do you expect? It's his old girl.

- He dumped her!
- She wasn't your type.

Don't tell me my type. What does anybody
know? Who do you think is my type?

- Why not look over here?
- You think that's good?

Do you think we're a match
made in heaven or something?

- You cold, Cosmo?
- I ain't cold.

I hope I croak here.
I hope I catch pneumonia, is what I hope.

I hope they come up here
and find me dead someday.

Come on, this it getting stupid.

We've been here all morning. You've been
shouting everything. Nothing's changed.

They're still together.

We're still together.
So nothing's changed.

- You don't understand.
- I understand your feelings got hurt.

- Nobody understands nothing.
- You believe that?

Yeah, we fake it. Everybody in the whole
stinking world fakes everything.

- Come on, Cosmo. You're gonna get cold.
- Good. I hope I croak.

The problem is, it's just that nothing
in my life is working right any more.

- What am I? A broken part?
- No, you're not. You don't understand.

I understand from us.
That's all I know from.

Is that a fact?

That's a fact.

- You don't understand.
- I understand.

You don't care about money?


You don't care about cars?

Are you hard of hearing?


- So what's that supposed to mean?
- It means I'm stuck with you.

Stuck with me?

Yeah, I guess we're stuck together.

"Stuck together"?

Pretty sticky relationship?

I love you, Cosmo.

I love you, Cosmo.

Vic, last night was
the beginning of something big.

- How big?
- I'll level with you.

You stepped in them ropes
an ice-ball jerk, and came out a champ.

- I don't feel like no champ.
- Don't worry, just make me a handler.

I can't do it. I promised Susan.

Don't promise her nothing.
Her relatives bombed Pearl Harbor.

- Watch your mouth. She's Chinese.
- What's the cliff? I'm getting a headache.

- She got annoyed when she found out.
- Suey don't know nothing.

- Susan.
- All right - Susan.

Will you stop kicking that can?
Now look.

Look, you and Suey...
Susan, I'm sorry.

You and Susan got plans
about getting out and buying a houseboat.

- Where do you want that houseboat?
- Jersey.

Wrestling can be your passport
out of this city. It's a growing sport.

- How soon?
- What do you want, the exact date?

- I promised Susan.
- I wanna let you in on something.

Suey's almost a regular girl. Regular girls
don't know nothing about wrestling.

Know how many guys
coulda sat on top of the world,

but they let a dame tell them what to do
and only ended up sitting on a toilet?

You're causing me to breathe heavy.
You got no reason to treat me crummy.

- I'm not treating you crummy.
- You are!

I ain't treating you crummy.

How long have you been an Iceman?
I wanna hear you say that. How long?

- Since I was 12.
- Since you were 12. Great.

I'm gonna let you in on a fact of life,
genius. There ain't no bones in ice cream.

Don't be wasting your time looking
for something that ain't there, Vic.

Victor, this beef
is a God-given gimmick.

What do you say?
Are we partners? Shake. Put it there.

- There ain't no bones in tuna.
- So, what's that mean?

I don't know.

- What are you doing with the can?
- I'll kick it on the way home.

- Gonna kick it on the way home?
- Yeah.

Wait a minute, Victor!
Hey, Vic! Wait a minute. Wait.

You get the truck and I'll show you
what real dough you can make.


Wait a minute, wait a minute.

Now you'll see what real dough
you can make. Hey! Is Big Glory in?

- You the guy that beat Glory?
- He's a relative. Where's Glory?

- Downstairs, door on the left.
- Bless you.

Yoo-hoo. Glory?

- Glow?
- Who is it?

- It's just a couple of fans.
- Can I talk with you?

I don't like y'all to come down here.

I'm sorry about what happened.
I was lucky.

Now, what did
you wanna talk to me about?

My brother here was wondering
how good it is to be a wrestler.

Much like any other thing.
I mean, if you're good, it pays off.

Sure it is. Glow here just didn't
waste no money on furniture, Vic.

- Is this where you live?
- This place ain't permanent.

My manager, he's saving my dough.
He's gonna start my career all over again.

- How long's he been saving?
- Seven years. I ain't much for numbers.

It's probably any day now, Glory.
Don't get impatient.

We gotta go.
We got appointments elsewhere.


- I's 41, but I'm still strong, you know?
- Yeah, you're still strong.

I'm gonna twist my way up in the ranks
soon. I's got a family to watch for.

- Where are they?
- You a detective?

With all the dough Glow makes,
they're probably living grand.

'Way's on vacation. Hey, boy.

To get ahead, somebody to trust
you've gotta have to be your handler.

- Now, you remember that.
- You remember that, Victor.

We gotta be going, Mr Glory.
Thank you very much for your time.


This is my place
and this is where I stay.

And you come talk to me
any time you want, OK?


Come on, let me be your handler.
I can't keep begging you like this.

- You're making me look bad.
- Hey, what are you doing?

I'm gonna choke ya
if you don't make me your handler!

- Don't con me, Cosmo.
- I'm begging you!

You want me to walk like this? I'm
trustworthy. Don't you want the good life?

It doesn't make much sense
to me at all.

- I just think you're making a mistake.
- Susan says so too, but I need money.

- You're working steady.
- I've saved for years and I only have $106.

Victor, is moving to Jersey
worth getting hurt for?

- I won't get hurt.
- Well, why chance it?

Lenny, my beef is
a God-given gimmick and you know it is.

You know what I think is funny?
I see you, but I hear Cosmo talking.

Now go on home and come back
when it's just Victor talking.

- OK, it's just me this time.
- It's good to see you again, Victor.

- I was thinking you'd be a good handler.
- I think you think too much.

You like your job?

Your job. You like it here?

- Why do you ask that?
- I don't know. I told Cosmo I wanted you.

He said you wouldn't do it because
you liked working with dead things.

Do you get a kick out of making me
feel bad? You think I like this job?

- I don't know. It's quiet.
- Yes. It's quiet.

It's peaceful.

My advice is to go home
and do some hard thinking for yourself.

If you still wanna, come back.
We'll talk some other time.

All right. See you later.

- Sorry, Victor. I don't need ice any more.
- But I got your delivery.

I bought an electric icebox and it works
very, very good. I'm really sorry, Victor.

Come on! Heave them rocks!
Go on. Heave it!

This is a good exercise
to beef up them shoulders.

- Where did you learn to train people?
- You're born with it. Bend that pipe.

That's right. Bend that pipe.
Let me see you bend it.

Good boy! Throw it away.
Throw that pipe away.

Now get over there
and heave that dumper.

- Victor.
- Yeah?

- I'm on my way to set up your first match.
- Thanks, Lenny.

You're welcome.

- I'll see you later.
- Where are you going?

- Tell Susan the news.
- Keep training.

- My beef feels strong, right, Cosmo?
- Yeah, you got strong beef.

Yeah. Hey, Lenny,
could you do Charlie Chaplin?


All right, I'll see you later.

- Down in the mouth, ain't ya?
- What's that mean?

Taking the handling job serious,
ain't ya?

- Let's get this straight. Victor came to me.
- Yeah, everything comes to you.

Your job's keeping Victor in shape
and my job's handling business.

I took the job
cos I plan on doing things with it.

I can tell you're a guy with promise. What
if I say I don't like working with you?

Join the navy.

That's what I'm feeling inside
for you, Lenny!

- Don't mix in it, Cosmo.
- Why did you do it?

- Cos she was mine.
- You dumped her!

Why do you do this to yourself?

You two should have never
been leading me on. I'm sensitive.

Nobody's leading you on.
It's in your head.

I don't wanna hear it. I don't like what you
two done. I'm in this just for the money.

Aren't you always?


So come on. Come here.
Out of the shadows. Let me look at you.

War hero? What's your name?

- Lenny.
- Well, listen to this, Captain Lenny.

Before you wanna bet any cash on your
man, you gotta get a name, a big name.

Ain't that right Big Glory?

Then you can bet some cash on him.

Your guy's gotta have a good record
before these jerks will bet heavy on him.

I'm not talking about
those five and tens, neither.

I'm talking about that $100 you stole from
me, you creep. My man wasn't in shape.

- You're saying that's all there is to it?
- That's all..

Come on. I promise you 50 wins
before Christmas. What do you say?

50 wins?

Listen, punk.

Your man gets in the ring
40 or 50 times before Christmas,

he won't have enough brains
to tie his shoelaces.

Then you'll have two cripples
in the family.

Couldn't you find any other tape?

- What's wrong with electrical tape?
- Vic's a fighter, not a broken toaster.

Don't play patty-cakes with this burn.
Get in quick and use the ice clamp.

- What's the ice clamp?
- It's a little secret weapon that I created.

OK, Vic. It's time to start your career.

Come on, Vic!
Ice clamp! Ice clamp!

The winner, Kid Salami!

You know, I've been thinking. Since
everybody knows you as Kid Salami,

I want you to hang a few salamis
around your neck as kind of a trademark.

It'll be great for when
you fight Death Breath.

- Yeah? What kind of salamis, wise guy?
- Genoa.

Come on! Ice clamp! Ice clamp!

Salami! Salami! Salami!

Salami! Salami! Salami!

Salami! Salami! Salami! Salami!

- Problems?
- Vic is getting hurt. We oughta quit.

- And end an undefeated career?
- Who cares?

300 from you. Come on. $300.

- OK, squirt, let's go.
- Get out of here!

- I know what time it is.
- I haven't seen you for over three clays.

Look, I've just got a lot of work to do now
and I'll be by later.

I'm selling Kid Salami. He's my brother.
Here's the action.

Salami! Salami! Salami!

You got him!

Hey, forget about having mercy
with these bums?

That's the only way
to treat these animals.

Ape Wilson?
You call yourself a wrestler?

You didn't last five minutes,
you bum.

Turn in your shoes.
You're a disgrace to my profession.

Don't pin these bums that fast,
cos I don't get a chance to place my bets.

- Sure.
- We oughta talk.

Get dressed.
We're gonna celebrate tonight. What is it?

What's with you having him fight
on Christmas Eve?

Come on. I'm taking care
of business good. Now relax.

He's winning, but he's
getting banged around. I don't like it.

It's part of the business. If you don't
like blood, you're in the wrong racket.

- Hey, I'm talking about our brother.
- Cosmo.

- You understand?
- Don't.

- Who is this guy I'm talking to here?
- Relax, OK?

Come on.
You're looking old tonight.

V as in Victor.

Tonight you won your 40th fight.
What do you say?

- I'm a little disoriented.
- "Disoriented"?

You getting fancy with that dictionary.
You don't sound happy for a rich man.

- I'm happy, but I don't think Cosmo is.
- I'll take care of Cosmo. You stay healthy.

- I'm trying. How much money we got?
- What? You don't trust me?

Sure. I just wanted to know
how much money we have.

- Faith. You know what that word means?
- Yeah, I know.

- Yeah? What?
- You gotta have it to stay in church.

- Don't give me that.
- Faith is believing in something invisible.

Don't mix in business, Victor.
I'm taking care of everything.

- I'm doing what's best, understand?
- Yeah.

- You've just gotta have faith.
- I have faith.

- Hey, Lenny.
- What?

Do Charlie Chaplin.


You get dressed. We're gonna celebrate.
I'm taking you to Lindy's for cheesecake.


Come on.

You dance excellent, Sammy.
Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas, Salami.

Stitch. This is beautiful.

I got your name inscribed on the side.
Use them in good health.

- I will, I will.
- Stitch, this is exactly what I wanted.

- You must've read my mind.
- It's pretty.

Shut up!

Franky, Franky. Wanna dance?

Robe fits, Stitch.

Yeah, well, it oughta.
I had it made special for you.

And the teeth look nice, too.

Yeah, they look nice.

They look real nice.

Ain't you glad
I whipped Big Glory tonight?

Yeah, sure I'm glad.

Hey, Franky.

Do I look any older to you
than I did last year on this date?


The mirror's dirty.

Yeah. And I gotta get the lights fixed
in this joint, too?


- Merry Christmas, Franky.
- Merry Christmas.

Hey, Frank. Do I look any taller to you
than I did last year on this date?


Get out of here, you creep! What are
you doing out here on Christmas?

Get a job!

Wino bum!

Don't you know Santa Claus
when you see him?

- You got any season's greetings for me?
- Of course.

Is that for me?

It might be... if you're a good girl.

Lenny, I'm terribly sorry.
I forgot to get you anything.

It's OK. I'll get a refund.

Maybe I did get you something.

- He's a handsome devil, isn't he?
- I don't know about the "handsome" part.

Try the next one.
The next one's very hysterical.

What is this?

You take that, you hook it up to your bed
there, and it keeps track of your mileage.

sometimes you got no class.

You don't like it? Try the next one.
The next one is all class.

The next one is a class import.

It's perfume!

The best.

- I'll smell with the best.
- You're gonna smell with the best.

Gee, it's really nice. You planning on
taking me uptown or something?

- Yeah, I was, yeah.
- What happened to your plans?

I don't know.
I think I've gotta do something first.

You mean with your brother?

I was thinking, it's Christmas Eve.
I shouldn't leave you alone.

I haven't even opened my presents yet.
Did you get me some socks?

Yeah. Three pair.

- Where are you going?
- Paradise Alley. You wanna go?

Yeah, but you go alone.
I'll wait here.

Hey, Bunch. You wait alone, OK?

Cos tomorrow
you're out of this place... for good.


Honey, when you're in motion,
you just remain in motion.

The name of the game
is momentum.

I know you don't believe it, but things
are gonna work out this way. Please?

Do they?

What colour hair
does your business meeting have?

- What are you saying? It's business.
- Business?

I'm saying if you leave me tonight,
don't come back.

I can't have you
always walking out on me, Lenny.

OK. Maybe you're right.
Maybe it's not the same.

- Maybe we had our time and it's over.
- Yeah, maybe.

What am I supposed to have
done wrong, Lenny?

You didn't do nothing wrong. I'm climbing
now and you don't like heights.

Then it's over. Just like that.

No. It's business.

- Glory.
- Santa?

Nah, it's me, Cosmo Carboni.

- What do you say, Cosmo?
- I came by to see how you was doing.

Well, you can take a look at me
and see I ain't doing too well.

- Yeah, I can see that. What happened?
- I scrapped with Franky the Thumper.

- Yeah. I know the beast-animal.
- Well, he's bad weather.

I've been hearing a lot of good things
about your brother. He's coming up fast.

- I know. He's coming up too fast.
- Good-looking boy he once was.

Well, a bathing beauty
he ain't no more, is he?

I bet he ain't.

We both sure ain't
no bathing beauties?

Hey, Glory. What say you and me go out
and we have some Christmas fun tonight?

I'd like that.

Bathing beauties... It's been a long time
since I had Christmas wine with a friend.

Well, you ain't never had it till you've
had Christmas wine with Santa Carboni!

Come on! Get it over! Hey!
Are you crazy?

Don't you recognise
Cosmo Carboni and Big Glory?


Glow just broke his company's property!

Are you crazy?
Now get rid of this!

Get out of here!

- I'm a bear!
- Don't you recognize Santa Claus?

Look what kind of drunken bums they are.

Knock it off!

What do you say, we go
to Stitch Mahon for a drink?

You know they don't allow
coloured folks in there.

Come on, I can get you in.
Me and Stitch are good buddies, come on.

Well, merry Christmas,

old Franky the Thumper!

I brought you a present
all the way from the North Pole!

See ya, Stitch!

Stitch, you idiot!

I'm gonna sit down here
and just think.

I ain't had me such a ball
since I don't know when.

- Me neither, Big Glory.
- You don't have to call me Big Glory.

- How come?
- Cos I ain't so big, just fat.

- Well, Fat Glory ain't such a catchy name!
- It ain't catchy, but it's closer to home.

Before we clone that hell-raising,
I was thinking a lot.

- You know, I ain't no big deal no more.
- Don't be saying that.

Listen, I've been thinking about this
for a long time.

In my mind, I've figured out
I'm living all backwards

cos all them things that made me
feel good, they happened a long time ago.

Ain't your handler getting you ready
for some kind of comeback?

That guy wasn't nothing.
He just worked there.

- What about all this dough you made?
- I just wrestled for room and board.

So before I go, I'm just gonna say thanks
for being a buddy.

- Where you going?
- I'm gonna jump in the river.

- Why?
- Cos I'm happy.

I don't get you, Big Glory.

Well, most people do themselves in
cos they's feeling blue.

When I'm feeling blue, I ain't
feeling nothing like hurting myself.

I feels like hurting somebody else,
which ain't right, that's for sure.

Hey, Glory. I still don't get your drift.

Well, I always wanted to end it
when I felt good. Tonight, I feels happy.

Come on, let's drive the truck
some more.

Remember, nobody in this world's gotta
do nothing if they don't have a mind to.

- Hey, Glory. What about your family?
- You's looking at my family.

Hey, Glory, come on. Let's drive
the stupid truck some more, all right?

I've made up my mind, boy.
Just thanks to you for being a buddy.

Give me your word
you won't try that old hero's bit.

I ain't giving my word. You make me feel
like it's my fault cos my brother beat you.

Listen, your brother didn't beat me.
I just didn't want it no more.

You take a long look at that picture, boy,
and do some smart thinking.

Cosmo, you know, in a hundred years,
this ain't gonna matter none.

You take care, Santa Claus.

All these lettuce leaves and fish bones.
Shucks, I can't even find no dirty river.

You just can't even kill yourself.

Big Glory, what are you doing?

You know, in a hundred years,
this still ain't gonna matter none!

Why are you driving the truck?
What are you doing down here?

- Vic, you've gotta get out.
- Out of what?

- This wrestling. You gotta get out now.
- Why should he? He's winning big.

Look, Vic, I'm your brother. I've seen
where you're heading and it's bad.

Why don't you keep smelling the river and
just stay off his back? I don't need this.

What is this kind of talk?
You wanna call it a clay?

What's going on? You wanna quit? Quit.
I thought you were made of stronger stuff.

- What do you mean?
- I don't know what he thinks, Victor.

You're the best.

And you're respected
and we're respected, and you know it.

It's all cos of that respect
your big match is ready to be made.

What match?

- A match worth a $1,000 purse.
- Wait. Who's he gotta wrestle?

You wanna retire? I'm not stopping you.
I just wish you'd have done this.

- Why don't you wise up, Vic?
- It goes back to having faith.

- I got faith.
- You do? Then let me lay this out.

You see, listen to me or to Cosmo.
We're not pulling back and forth no more.

- Get off his back!
- You stay off his back!

I wanna see you respected, rich,
and with your houseboat.

With this one match,
you don't have to wait years.

- We'll be on our way to success.
- Who's he wrestling?

- Franky. We'll be over the top.
- He's over nothing!

- Just have faith.
- I'll fight.

- Vic, don't do it.
- I'll set it up. I'll set it up.

Stop with this faith crap!
You've pushed too hard. He ain't in shape!

- You set it up and I'll get ya!
- Don't get into him.

- Hey, Vic. Have you seen your face?
- I don't have to look in the mirror.

- Do you know where you're heading?
- Yeah, on our houseboat.

I wanna lay something out for you.
Guys like us, we don't live on houseboats.

We don't live on houseboats.

Go on. Go on.

You came here to talk business,
so let's talk.

- How much you guys wanna wager?
- Make your wager.

You first, greaseball.

- 500.
- Peanuts.

And we can't buy nothing
with peanuts.

That's what your brother Cosmo's gonna
be worth when we get through with him.

He broke my window.

How much money do we have?

- What do you wanna know for?
- Curious.

We've got $9,000.

We bet 9,000.

That's a very hefty wager.

For nine grand,
I'd tear my obnoxious, overbearing,

smelly, ignorant,
sweet mother's face off.


That's a very healthy
greaseball wager.

I wanna talk to my brother.

- What are you doing?
- I think I can win.

You "think" you can?

You lose this fight, we're finished. We're
garbage again. Do you understand this?

I was never garbage.

- When do you wanna set this match?
- Tonight.

- Such short notice.
- You yellow?

Then tonight it is.

- You're gonna win tonight, aren't you?
- I'm gonna win.

- Why are you gonna win?
- Cos you have faith.

Why don't you get off his back?


You just make sure you win
cos nothing else counts.

- You understand?
- Yeah.

Lenny, you oughta take that cane
and shove it in your ear.

Your brain's more crippled
than your leg.

Easy, boys. You're fighting already.

Hey, Salami. Tonight you're gonna
look like cooked salami.

All kidding aside, you've come a long way.
I wish you the best of luck.

Hope you have a lot of insurance.
Can't take a joke?

The guy's always been an idiot.


No later. Why not now?



You and me, brother.

You and me.

Let's go!

There's a lot of people here.

You don't
have to go through with this.

- You oughta be proud.
- Wait a minute. Why should I be proud?

You started everything.

Let's go, Vic!

First, I'm gonna smash you!
Then I'm gonna get you!

I'm gonna smash your whole family!

- Watch your eyes. Everything's on you.
- I know, Lenny.

- Look, I didn't start nothing.
- It's nice weather.

Ladies! Ladies and gentlemen!

Tonight's fantastic bout
will have no time limit!

No rules will prevail!

The two contestants will battle

until one or the other
can no longer continue!

- Look at those muscles! What a man!
- That guy's loony.

Hey, you greaseball morons!

I'm gonna go ahead
and pull your teeth out with my hands!

I'm gonna pull your eyeballs out

and I'm gonna squeeze your ugly neck

until your ugly tongue turns a sick blue!

You puke!

Get 'm your comers!

- Easy, boys! Take it easy.
- Moron! You're the greaseballs!

- All right, relax. In this corner...
- It's your fault.

Weighing 290 pounds,

for the record, a fantastic record

of 174 wins

and nine disqualifications,

the cruel, the insipid
Franky the Thumper!

Yeah! Come on! Come on!

- And in this corner, with a record of...
- Hey! Hey! Didn't you forget something?

Excuse me.
Handled exclusively by Mr Stitch Mahon!

What's the matter, Stitch?
Don't it float?

And in this corner,

weighing 285 pounds,

with a record of 41 straight victories,
the boy who got his start here...

- You OK?
- ..In Paradise Alley, our very own,

Victor "Kid Salami" Carboni!

Go on.

You don't have to go through with this.

- Let's win, Vic.
- I'm gonna take care of you later.

Use the thumbs.

His thumbs, Vic.
Watch this creep's thumbs.

Use the ice clamp on him.
The ice clamp. All right?

Sammy... let the bout begin!

That's right! Come on now!

Get out of my face, you idiots!


We're gonna smash you in half!
You're gonna be dead!

That's it, Franky!
Come on, Frank! Squeeze him!

Smash him, Franky!
That's it, smash him!

Hey, that's a foul! Foul!

Foul! Hey!

That's a foul!

Get him, Franky!

Foul! Foul!

- Come on, Vic.
- Get him out of here!

I'll kill him! I'll kill him!

Keep that beast off my brother!

I'll kill ya!

- Slow down. Save your strength.
- Everything is fine. I'm happy.

I don't want you to be happy. I want you
to get mad and I want you to win!

Stomp him, Franky. Stomp him!

I don't want nothing left in him,
nothing, just a greasy little wet spot!

- Look, Vic. Just use the ice clamp.
- I'll tell him what to do from now on.

- Just use the ice clamp.
- Why don't you guys stop fighting?

- Hey!
- Hey! Get off him!

Get off him!
Hey, Vic, are you all right? Vic!

- Come on. That's a foul!
- Get him over there!

That's a foul!

Lying creep!

- He was gonna fall there.
- Sit down, Vic. Come on, sit down.

- They're frightened! Shut up.
- Worms! Worms! Worms!

- Don't get careless, Vic. Pick your holds.
- You mean discriminate my holds.

- Why don't you go out there?
- Shut up!

I'm gonna smash him!

- Go get him, baby.
- Give him the ice clamp.

Why don't you get off his back, Lenny?
Just get off his back.

- I'm gonna stop this.
- You stop nothing. We got everything.

- We got nothing! You're gonna kill him!
- Stay out of this!

- I'm gonna get you!
- You get me!

Win for me. You're the best.

- Talk to me. How you doing?
- Excellent. What round is it?

- The 22nd round!
- Keep it together, Victor.

We have here a disqualification!
A disqualification!

- Think again, Burp.
- The winner - Franky the Thumper!

We gotta get him up! Vic, get up!

I hope you know the better man won. That
stiff was outclassed. Let's have my dough.

- Why don't you get out of here?
- What did you say?

- He said for you scum to get out of here!
- Yeah?

- Come on! Come on, scum!
- Franky!

Salami! Salami! Salami! Salami!

Come on, Franky. Come on.

Salami! Salami! Salami!

The winner. The winner!
Victor, we're the winner! We're the winner!

The winner - Kid Salami! Kid Salami!

Get out of here, Rat!

All right.

- No!
- It's a joke!

They're not mine!

It's a joke.

I'll be back!

- You weren't hurt?
- No.

You almost threw the match?
You almost blew everything?

- Yeah.
- Why?

Cos I liked it better
when we was just brothers.

Wait, if you were gonna lose,
why did you wait till the 22nd round?

I was born on the 22nd,

How's it going, Victor?
How's it going?

Victor! Salami!

Salami! Salami!