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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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In Sweden, the movie was inexplicably named "How I Taught an FBI-agent to Dance the Marengo". See more »

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When Barney tells Vinnie "Keep your nose clean, capisce?" and mispronounces "capisce" as "capisse," Vinnie corrects him, pronouncing it "capeesh." The correct pronunciation is "capeeshay." "Capeesh" is how the word is pronounced in an Italian (slang-like) dialect. Although Vinnie could be using the alternate pronunciation, this would be inconsistent with the scene where he meets his mother and speaks fully articulate Italian with her. See more »

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[Pickup line]
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: You know, it's dangerous for you to be here in the frozen food section.
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Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: Because you could melt all this stuff.
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Published by EMI Unart Catalog Inc.
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A cute and lovable comedy
3 November 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I just watched Blue Heaven and I thought that it was a nice sweet comedy with two of my favorite comedians: Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. They make such a great duo and you can tell that they really enjoy each other's presence. This is the only Steve Martin movie my mom didn't have, so I had to rent it. But I was excited to see Steve Martin as a tough Italin mobster, so I couldn't resist the rental.

My Blue Heaven is about a man, Vinny, aka, Todd, and he's about to go on trial to rat out some Mafia members, but he must be protected from hit men, so that's where Rick's character comes in. He must take care of Vinny and make sure that he isn't arrested or injured, but that's going to be hard since Vinny keeps getting into trouble with the D.A. played by Joan Cussack. Vinny also thinks it's a good idea that she and Rick get together and they do. But Joan is going to try her best to get Vinny busted.

It's predictable, but it is a very adorable movie that I think any Steve Martin fan could appreciate. The cast was great and the story was very funny, I thought it was so cool that it was slightly based on Henry Hill's(who you probably remember from Goodfellas) life. Rick and Steve are just great and I think you'll enjoy this movie.

6/10


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