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
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
After Vinnie marries Shaldeen in Reno, he is talking on the phone with Barney - and then puts Shaldeen on the phone to speak with Barney. When they're done, Barney asks Shaldeen to put "Vinnie" back on the phone. Shaldeen knows him as "Todd" not "Vinnie." See more
Clerk at Supermarket
Hello sir, would you like to try a vanilla-bran oat crunchy?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
What do you think?
Written by Chuck Berry
and Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
Published by ARC Music Co.
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets See more