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
Throwing out the first pitch of a ball game occurs from the pitcher's mound to the catcher, behind home plate. Vinnie throws out the first pitch from the 3rd base line to the pitcher's mound. See more
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
5 o'clock Christmas morning, I run downstairs and look under the tree and what do I find? Uncle Alfresco, dead on the floor, shot through the back of the head. Plus no bicycle. It was a disappointing Christmas on many levels.
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 See more