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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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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 »

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The turtle is first shown in a glass dish with two handles. When Mrs. Stubbs goes to wash the dish, it has no handles. See more »

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[last lines]
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: You know, sometimes I even amaze myself.
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References Brewster's Millions (1985) 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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Humorous and quirky!
18 August 2000 | by (Jersey shore, USA) – See all my reviews

When I reviewed the movie "LA Story," I mentioned that the film had little quirks that made it unique. This movie definitely has its own quirks.

Steve Martin is known for playing dopey roles, something he has played well and demonstrated in "The Jerk," which was a classic in its own right. "My Blue Heaven" is deinfinitely a classic at best.

Steve Martin plays Vinnie Antonelli, a mob family member who is referred into the Witness Relocation Program, and must live under a new name in San Diego until his trial. When we first meet Vinnie, we see a man in a shiny suit, sunglasses, and flat top and just have to laugh at the appearance. Then, he lays on his very funny (and fake) New York accent, and we have to laugh at it. He plays a "stereotypical" New York/Italian, and we're impressed.

I found this movie to be particularly humorous. Many people (Italian and Non-Italian) know what Fongol is, and probably any Italian owning a dog (not me though) will have said it at least once to a dog.

As an Italian, I think the concept of a non-Italian playing the role is golden, and we can laugh at ourselves and see how humorous we are. The scene which made me hysterical was when his family welcomed him in the airport and he spoke Italian to his mother.

If you like Mafia movies, or Steve Martin, definitely check out this much overlooked comedy. With a Martin, as well as Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, and a great supporting cast, you will truly love this film!!! Gratcie!!!


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