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My Blue Heaven (I) (1990)

PG-13  |   |  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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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 »

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When Vincent tells Hannah his old dog's name, the audio says, "Fangool" but his mouth says something else. See more »

Quotes

Hannah Stubbs: And where did you learn to jump start a car?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: I learned it in the army.
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My Blue Heaven
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by George Whiting
Performed by Fats Domino
Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc., George Whiting Publishing Co. and Donaldson Publishing Co.
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Funny movie
9 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I see where some people did not much care for this movie. That's the way it is with comedies. Not everyone has the same sense of humor.

I liked it.

I found Martin's character to be very entertaining. His constant stream of BS is very entertaining. I know it's comedy, so I am not like those people who felt a more traditional gangster actor would have been better. It's his very silly over the top style which I found endearing.

Moranis is OK. He's too typecast for me, always playing a similar role. I thought he was maybe funnier in ghost busters. I don't know. He's a decent actor. It's that whole square role he plays that gets to me a bit. He's supposed to be boring, obviously. But he's maybe too boring.

I found the female cop love interest for Martin to be great. She's cute and she's funny.

Joan Cusack...I have liked her better in other roles. She's hilarious in Grosse Pointe Blank. She's OK in this role.

I liked the silent film style "captions, or whatever you would call them a lot. They added humor to the movie.

In summary, I found the movie very light, very entertaining, and cute. I like that type of movie. If you want something that requires no thought, where your goal as a viewer is just to relax and be amused, this is perfect.


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