FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has his hands full keeping Antonelli away from the Mafia hitmen who want to stop him testifying, not to mention the nightclubs... Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A comedy about a government witness who gives suburbia a culture shock.
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Did You Know?
Originally, Steve Martin
was cast to play Barney Coopersmith, with Arnold Schwarzenegger
playing the role of Vinnie Antonelli. However, Schwarzenegger was soon thereafter offered the role of Det. John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop
(1990), and left the production. Failing to find another suitable "Vinnie" for Martin's Coopersmith, Martin offered to take on the role of Vinnie himself. Producers agreed, and then cast Rick Moranis
as Coopersmith, who had originally been considered for the role, but was unavailable until then. See more
Reflected in Vinny's sunglasses at the start of the movie. See more
[Supervising his Mafia friends laying down sod for a baseball field
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
Green side up, fellas! Green side up!
The Star-Srangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by The United States Marine Band
Courtesy of RCA Records See more