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My Blue Heaven (I) (1990)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  17 August 1990 (USA)
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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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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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

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The FBI agent asking Vinnie for his social insurance number would have never happened because the Witness Protection Program would have provided him a new one. See more »

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[last lines]
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: You know, sometimes I even amaze myself.
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Referenced in Twice in a Lifetime: My Blue Heaven (2000) See more »

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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
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Light hearted jaunt
25 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film went completely under the radar in 1990 and it isn't all that bad. Steve Martin hams it up as Vinnie, a mob informant under the Witness protection program, Rick Moranis is the FBI agent assigned to protect him, and Joan Cusack plays Moranis' love interest/Vinnie's enemy as the DA of the suburban town Martin has been relocated to. These three are the best part of the movie. There are definite plot holes, the script gives Martin a couple of one liners but is weak in general, and nothing else really stands out about this movie. WHat made it worth while to watch is the great chemistry between the three leads. Martin gives it his all and is very funny. Moranis has it tougher while trying to be a nerd/FBI agent(unusual combo) but he pulls it off. His face is so expressive its like you can see what he is thinking. This makes the scenes where Martin is making him do something crazy that much better. All in all, its not great but its worth watching with your kids because they will love it and you will be entertained.


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