An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

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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

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A comedy about a government witness who gives suburbia a culture shock. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Meu Pequeno Paraíso  »

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$23,591,472 (USA)
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Loosely based on the life of Henry Hill, the same man who was the basis of Goodfellas (1990), after he went into witness protection program. The films' respective writers, Nicholas Pileggi and Nora Ephron, are husband and wife. See more »

Goofs

When the family and Vinnie go to the baseball game, they clearly sit behind a row of seats (with fans in them). The following shots of them singing the National Anthem has them sitting behind a railing, not behind a row of seats with spectators. See more »

Quotes

Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: It's not tipping I believe in. It's overtipping.
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Referenced in Final Fantasy VIII (1999) See more »

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Written by Fred Ebb and John Kander
Published by EMI Unart Catalog Inc.
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Smart Comedy
20 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steve Martin is a mobster turned informant in the U.S. Witness Protection Program, but his dishonest habits are hard to break in this clever little comedy. Director Herbert Ross uses a smart screenplay, talented performers, and a great premise to make "My Blue Heaven" work a lot better than most films of its genre. Rick Moranis is the FBI agent who tries to protect Martin from mafia hitmen and more dangerously himself. Joan Cusack is priceless as a local district attorney who wants to get Martin for every little offense he commits while awaiting his court date to testify. William Hickey is also good as one of Martin's shady friends. A good little film overall. 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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