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?
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
When the family and Vinnie go to the baseball game, they clearly sit behind a row of seats (with fans in them). The following shots of them singing the National Anthem has them sitting behind a railing, not behind a row of seats with spectators. See more
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
It's not tipping I believe in. It's overtipping.
Referenced in Final Fantasy VIII
New York, New York
Written by Fred Ebb
and John Kander
Published by EMI Unart Catalog Inc. See more