Paradise Alley


Main Details
Premiere Date 1978-11-22
Alternative Titles
  • La taberna del infierno (Argentina)
  • A Taberna do Inferno (Brazil)
  • La taverne de l'enfer (Canada (French title))
  • Cesta k ráji (Czech Republic)
  • Tæv for dollars (Denmark)
  • Paradiisiallee (Estonia)
  • Paradise alley - helvetin kapakka (Finland)
  • La taverne de l'enfer (France)
  • Samotkhis kheivani (Georgia)
  • Vorhof zum Paradies (Germany)
  • Viaioi dromoi (Greece (transliterated title))
  • Βίαιοι δρόμοι (Greece)
  • Édenkert a sikátorban (Hungary)
  • Kooche-ye Paradise (Iran (Persian title))
  • Taverna paradiso (Italy)
  • パラダイス・アレイ (Japan (Japanese title))
  • Rojaus aleja (Lithuania)
  • La taberna del infierno (Mexico)
  • De geweldenaar van Paradise Alley (Netherlands)
  • O Beco do Paraíso (Portugal)
  • Peklenska cetrt (Slovenia)
  • Адская кухня (Soviet Union (Russian title))
  • La cocina del infierno (Spain)
  • 陋巷風雲 (Taiwan)
  • Fedai (Turkey (Turkish title))
  • Hell's Kitchen (USA (working title))
  • La taberna del infierno (Uruguay)
  • Vorhof zum Paradies (West Germany)
  • Cosmo - auf dem Weg nach oben (West Germany (alternative title))
Category Feature Film
Director Sylvester Stallone
Writer Sylvester Stallone
Actor Sylvester Stallone as Cosmo Carboni
Actor Lee Canalito as Victor Carboni
Actor Armand Assante as Lenny Carboni
Actor Frank McRae as Big Glory
Actress Anne Archer as Annie
Actor Kevin Conway as Stitch
Actor Terry Funk as Frankie The Thumper
Actress Joyce Ingalls as Bunchie
Actor Joe Spinell as Burp
Actress Aimée Eccles* as Susan Chow
Actor Tom Waits as Mumbles
Actor Chick Casey as Doorman
Actor James J. Casino as Paradise Bartender
Actor Fredi O. Gordon as Paradise Alley Hooker
Actress Lydia Goya as Bar Room Hooker #1
Actor Michael Jeffers as Paradise Alley Bum
Actor Max Leavitt as Mr. Gaimbelli
Actor Paul Mace as Rat
Actress Polli Magaro as Fat Lady
Actress Pamela Miller* as Vonny
Actor John Monks Jr. as Mickey The Bartender
Actor Leo Nanas as Store Owner
Actor Frank Pesce as Skinny The Hand
Actor Stuart K. Robinson as Towel Boy
Actor Ray Sharkey as Legs
Actress Maria Smith-Caffey* as Dance Hall Girl
Actress Patricia Spann as Bar Room Hooker #2
Actor Frank Stallone Jr.* as Singer
Actor Jeff Wald as Sticky
Actor John Ayers as Wrestler
Actor Rolland Bastien as Wrestler
Actor Ted DiBiase Sr. as Wrestler
Actor Vincent Albert DiStefano as Wrestler
Actor Dory Funk Jr. as Wrestler
Actor Don Leo Jonathan as Wrestler
Actor Don Kernodle as Wrestler
Actor Gene Kiniski as Wrestler
Actor Larry Lane as Wrestler
Actor Randy Morse as Wrestler
Actor Dick Murdoch as Wrestler
Actor Reg Parks as Wrestler
Actor Alex Perez as Wrestler
Actor Rock Riddle as Wrestler
Actor Bob Roop as Wrestler
Actor Douglas Ryan as Wrestler
Actor Don Slatton as Wrestler
Actor Ervin Smith as Wrestler
Actor Dennis Stamp as Wrestler
Actor Johnny Starr as Wrestler
Actor Ray Stevens as Wrestler
Actor Tonga Yociato* as Wrestler
Actor Jay York* as Wrestler
Actor John Zenda as Wrestler
Actor Ralph Gambina as Barfly (uncredited)
Actor Chester Hayes as Barfly (uncredited)
Actor Jeff McCracken as Barfly (uncredited)
Actor Ray Pourchot as Barfly (uncredited)
Associate Producer Arthur Chobanian
Executive Producer Edward R. Pressman
Producer John F. Roach
Producer Ronald A. Suppa
Music Bill Conti
Cinematographer László Kovács
Film Editor Eve Newman
Casting By Caro Jones
Production Designer John W. Corso
Art Director Deborah Beaudet
Set Decoration Jerry Adams
Hair Stylist Jean Burt Reilly
Make-up Artist Michael Westmore
Unit Production Manager Michael S. Glick
First Assistant Director Clifford C. Coleman
Second Assistant Director Mark R. Schilz
Sculptor Fernando Carrill
Property Master William Dietz*
Production Illustrator Thomas J. Wright
Sound Effects Editor William A. Phillips*
Sound Effects Editor William L. Stevenson
Sound Re-Recordist Bill Varney
Sound Charles M. Wilborn
Optical Sound Recordist Dennis C. Salcedo as (uncredited)
Special Effects Jeff Frink
Stunts Buddy Joe Hooker
Stunts Jimmy Nickerson
Stunts Dar Robinson
Stunts Bud Walls
Stunts David Zellitti
Gaffer Richard Aguilar*
Key Grip Leonard Lookabaugh
Camera Operator Robert M. Stevens
Assistant Camera Joseph E. Thibo
Grip Bill Bumby as (uncredited)
Camera Operator Robert D. McBride as (uncredited)
Still Photographer Larry Newberg as (uncredited)
Second Assistant Camera Johnny Walker (2) as (uncredited)
Costumer Sandra Burke*
Costumer Lambert Marks
Assistant Film Editor Rudy Freeman
Music Editor Bettie Biery
Script Supervisor Marshall J. Wolins
Transportation Captain Ken Peterson (2)
Driver Chris Haynes as (uncredited)
Wrestling Choreography Terry Funk
Publicity Coordinator Linda Grey
Production Company Force Ten Productions Inc. as USA
Distributor Universal Pictures as (1978) (USA) (theatrical)
Distributor Cinema International Corporation (CIC) as (1978) (UK) (theatrical)
Distributor Cinema International Corporation (CIC) as (1979) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Distributor Cinema International Corporation (CIC) as (1979) (Finland) (theatrical)
Distributor Cinema International Corporation (CIC) as (1979) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Distributor National Broadcasting Company (NBC) as (1980) (USA) (TV)
Distributor Mainostelevisio (MTV3) as (2001) (Finland) (TV)
Distributor Cinema International Corporation (CIC) as (1979) (Japan) (theatrical)
Distributor Cinema International Corporation (CIC) as (1979) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Distributor Sociedade Importadora de Filmes (SIF) as (1981) (Portugal) (theatrical)
Distributor LA7 as (2016) (Italy) (TV)
Distributor NBC Universal Television Distribution as (2018) (USA) (TV) (syndication)
Notes Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.


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