The mobster Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli is under the witness protection program and the FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to take Vinnie and his wife Linda to a house in the suburbs. However their wives leave Vinnie and Barney and the agent gets closer to the gangster and befriends him. Vinnie is a bon vivant and a crook and does not keep the necessary low profile. The District Attorney Hannah Stubbs arrests him but Barney releases him from jail since he needs to testify against the Mafia. Soon Barney falls in love with Stubbs, but Vinnie gets into many troubles calling the attention of two hitmen from the Mafia. The police officer Crystal Rybak protects him and they also falls in love with each other. In the end, the good-hearted Vinnie becomes a prominent personality in the suburbs. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The stars of Parenthood in a comedy about an urban hood finding suburbanhood.
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Did You Know?
In Sweden, the movie was inexplicably named "How I Taught an FBI-agent to Dance the Marengo". See more
When Barney tells Vinnie "Keep your nose clean, capisce?" and mispronounces "capisce" as "capisse," Vinnie corrects him, pronouncing it "capeesh." The correct pronunciation is "capeeshay." "Capeesh" is how the word is pronounced in an Italian (slang-like) dialect. Although Vinnie could be using the alternate pronunciation, this would be inconsistent with the scene where he meets his mother and speaks fully articulate Italian with her. See more
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
Richie loved to use 22s because the bullets are small and they don't come out the other end like a 45, see, a 45 will blow a barn door out the back of your head and there's a lot of dry cleaning involved, but a 22 will just rattle around like Pac-Man until you're dead.
References Next of Kin
Stranger In Paradise
Written by Bob Wright
(as Robert Wright) and Chet Forrest
(as George Forrest)
Performed by Tony Bennett
Published by Scheffel Music Co.
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department See more